How I Felt When a News Site Took My Instagram Photos

As soon as I logged into my Instagram, I learned that a news station in Cleveland, Ohio was sharing photos from our New Home Photoshoot (Part I and Part II) and asking their viewers whether the craze of photoshoots for first time buyers was a neat idea, or whether it was overkill. ...more
Actually, it's *NOT* legal. The "re-gram" apps don't change the fact you need to ask permission ... more

Do You Have Mommy Running Guilt?

About a year ago, I started distance running. I'm preparing to train for my third half-marathon, and once again, I'm feeling a bit ... guilty....more
I struggled with mommy running guilt for a bit at the beginning, but it was based on something ... more

How to Fight Your Running Jealousy

Last weekend, I ran my first 10k since I was in my mid-twenties. It was so long ago, I can't even remember what age I was the last time I ran a 10k, let alone what my time was. ...more
The only other person I really feel comfortable running with is my husband. We're currently ... more

Owning It

Do You Apologize for Your Accomplishments?At a young age, I learned to hide my gifts. I learned to be ashamed of my straight-A's. Well, that's a little lie. I didn't get straight-A's. I got straight C's in handwriting, and once--in Fifth Grade--I got a B in Religion, a grade which sent me into my first suicidal ideation episode. Right there, in the McDonald's parking, sitting in the station wagon, I wanted to die because of that unjust B....more
You should be proud. It was an honor to feature your post. THAT said, I struggle with owning my ... more

8 Great Books for Kids This Presidents' Day

As a young child, I had a thing for presidents. I read books on presidential history over and over. I wore out one book on Abraham Lincoln. I recited facts at will. So it makes sense that my sons not only have a growing library on the presidents, but that I scour the library every mid-February to find the best books. As President's Day falls on Monday, I decided to share eight great presidential picks for your children. ...more
triskelereviews Glad you enjoyed it! more

8 Great Books for Kids This Presidents' Day

As a young child, I had a thing for presidents. I read books on presidential history over and over. I wore out one book on Abraham Lincoln. I recited facts at will. So it makes sense that my sons not only have a growing library on the presidents, but that I scour the library every mid-February to find the best books. As President's Day falls on Monday, I decided to share eight great presidential picks for your children. ...more
onthisnewmorning Exactly the same here. :) Happy reading! more

Dear Emily Ladau: You're A Stranger, Wheelchair Or Not

Dear Emily, I read your letter, Dear Parents: No I Won't Run Your Child Over With My Wheelchair, and I wanted to respond. I couldn't help but feel like you were speaking directly to me, because I am that mother who moves her child out of your way when I see you coming down the street in your wheelchair. I cannot begin to understand what you must face on the daily with the amount of ignorance and discrimination present in the world. ...more
emily_ladau , Thank you for your comment.  The title comes from a specific line in the post: ... more

Nevermore

I'm back in the vicious cycle of self destruction. For some fucked up reason I feel like I don't deserve happiness. I start to taste it and feel its warmth. At times I even tell myself that it's okay to accept it. With every bite I take, the sweetness turns bitter. My mind is telling my heart that it's not safe to eat so I spit it out....more
You do deserve happiness, and you are not alone. more

Will One School Concert Really Ruin Your Week? {A Challenge to all Parents}

While ours didn't offer the option to leave early, I most certainly would have if given the ... more

Celeb Trend Alert: Are You Mad for Plaid?

Beyonce, Sarah Hyland, Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian are rocking tartan plaids....more
I'm accidentally in style. I rocked a green and brown plaid dress on Thanksgiving. Go me! more