I Created a Reading Nook in the Living Room

We have an “awkward corner” in our living room. It’s directly across from the television, which is angled back toward the rest of the room. You can see the TV from the recliner, couch, rocking chair, floor, hallway, and even the awkward corner, but you really have to try to watch the television from that spot ....more

Training for the Columbus Marathon: Taper Time!

It’s taper time for the Columbus Marathon! I’ve run all my high mileage. My last long run happened on Saturday, coming back down to a 10 miler ....more

We Breathe in Fall

Look, mommy! Look. The leaves! ...more

October, You Say.

I love October. It comes with many challenges, and I feel a bit wary coming into it this year. But I’ve been working on having hope, even when the logical side of my brain wants to point out all of the Worst Case Scenarios ....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: Movie Time

The weather is kinda odd. This week feels weird. It’s only Wednesday? ...more

I Don’t #RunLikeAGirl

I know as a feminist, as a woman, as a mother of a strong daughter and two equally awesome boys I am supposed to get behind the #runlikeagirl movement. I’ll admit to sniffling a bit during the commercial when it ran during the Super Bowl. But that was before I knew that the very next day, grown women would begin using the hashtag on the regular ....more

Training for the Columbus Marathon: What to Wear?

I’ve been thinking about what to wear for the Columbus Marathon. I’ve come up with mostly nothing—and I don’t mean wearing nothing. I just can’t figure out what to wear ....more

Crisp Around the Edges

Summer officially ended and fall, oh fall, is officially here. Our backyard, and our front one for that matter, look a little crisp around the edges. I pulled all of my marigolds already ....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Do Over

Last week, I got to go to the boys’ school not once, but twice to enjoy Muffins with Mom. On the first day, which honored 2nd and 3rd graders, we left the house ahead of schedule and pulled up in front of the school just as BigBrother exclaimed, “My backpack!” Listen. I wasn’t happy ....more

Training for the Columbus Marathon: Thoughts on Race Day Approach

During my 14 miler this weekend, I started playing with the approach I plan on taking when race day rolls around for the Columbus Marathon. I’m coming into this full marathon with a lot of respect for the distance and a brutal dose of reality. I’ve decided that scheduled walk breaks will help me make the full distance without falling apart on the course ....more