Nothing Game

When I was pregnant with Leighton, imagining Ryan and I as new parents, my mind's eye perpetually flipped through the rosy, picturesque aspects of motherhood juxtaposed against the < ...more

Fussy Stuff: Tissue Paper Flowers

I am obsessing a bit about Mairin's first birthday party. I think the internet has inspired me senseless with regard to that which your average party should entail. ...more

Date With Leighton

Leighton needed some mommy time. Okay, fine. Maybe it's the other way around, but no matter. Lei happily accepted my offer to take her to her very first movie in the "thee-ay-ter". ...more

Whine. Ohh.

I'm an oenophile in the best possible way. Not the snobby I-don't-get-out-of-bed-for-bargain-wine kind of way, because even two buck chuck serves his purpose. ...more


Who knew? I woke up this morning and it's ... October. There just isn't enough time in any given day to do the things that need to get done, much less enjoy life to it's fullest potential. ...more


When you're single, married people are always asking you when you'll get married. When do you think he'll propose? Are you bummed you're not married yet? What kind of wedding do you want to if he proposes tomorrow? ...more

I Can't Hear You

It started with pretending to ignore us. "Hey Leighton. Time for bed. Night night. Are you sleepy?" Come seven PM, all of these phrases were met with a blank stare. ...more

Open Defiance

I recall having baby fever a few months back. I was ready for number two. ...more


After acheiving relative ...more

The Difference Is Four Percent

As if we aren't self-conscious enough about stepping through the looking glass of marriage and parenthood, occasionally something small occurs to crystallize a reality that we are no longer "cool" in the same way we were in our sing ...more

I read a few years ago about Victoria's Secret taking some heat for a similar thing. ...more