February Stitch Fix: Nailed It

I’ve been receiving my Stitch Fixes regularly, but not blogging them regularly. Sometimes I even photograph them but then refuse to post them because “my face looks chunky in that photo” or “I couldn’t get the shirt to lay properly and it makes me look lumpy.” Body issues are stupid. So freaking stupid ....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Last Snow

The heavy snow on Saturday made for perfect playtime for the brothers. And the dog, apparently, who went absolutely giddy with dog-glee. The boys headed outside first ....more

Training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon: I’m an Official #GameOnPGH Blogger!

I am thrilled to announce that I am an Official Blogger for the Pittsburgh Marathon again this year. Here’s me, having just finished the full marathon in 2014, with fellow blogger, Melissa Marks. I enjoyed sharing my marathon training experiences last year ....more

The Never-Ending Snow Day

My children haven’t attended a full week of school since the week of December 8, 2014. Granted, the week of December 15th had nothing to do with winter and everything to do with The Sickness that caused 150 children to miss school in one day. Winter break fell the following two weeks ....more

In the Blood

Taken February 15, 2010. We pulled our jackets around ourselves as we exited the library. “Mommy, will you call Daddy and see if we can say hi on the way home?” I nodded, my teeth chattering in the wind ....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with Paczki

Nothing quite like super sugary donuts filled with super sugary custard to create super sugary brothers. Thankfully, Paczki Day only happens once a year. ...more

Training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon: It Got Cold

I love running in the cold weather. I run faster. I don’t overheat (as much) ....more

Something Good, Something True

Last month in the throes of early-January “let’s organize all the things,” I decided the time had come to sort through the books on my shelves. I needed to decide what to keep, what to send on its way. I struggle with the “send on its way” part as I love books ....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
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Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: Internet Friends Are Real Life Friends

Don't tell me they're not real. I left a comment on the most random blog post I had ever come across in my many times clicking the "Random" button on LiveJournal. The blogger replied. I replied. Then the blogger's friend replied. I looked at his avatar, this friend of the original blogger, and my eyebrow raised a little bit. The back and forth conversation went on all evening, one comment after the other. Days later, AOL Instant Messenger names were exchanged. Three years later, we stood in front of our friends and family and exchanged vows. ...more
This is awesome! I met my fiance on Twitter!more