Saipan bound!

I’m going to Saipan! I’ve been...more

Scars and stripes 

Yesterday I took the boys to the neighborhood spray park. They ran through the spouts and sprays and while I watched my shirtless sons yell and spin in the water, I realized that I hadn’t covered up TJ’s surgery scar. I also forgot to bring a towel, so really,...more

Me through my kid’s eyes (Nathan, age 9)

I saw this on facebook and thought it would be cute to interview Nathan about me, the woman who gave him life: 1. What is something mommy always says to you? I love you! 2 ....more

Three things to do with your mombod this summer

Are you worried about summer arriving because you haven’t performed the exercise necessary for society to let you wear a bikini, monokini, tankini, military-grade tank, parade-size, culturally inappropriate sombrero that only shows your stomach so you can draw a lipstick mouth around your belly button?...more

my body is my body 

I weighed myself for the first time since December and I’m only 8 pounds away from what I consider my comfortable weight, the weight I was when I went to Saipan....more

And now we are nine

Nathan turned nine years old. ...more

Review: R.A.F.T. (Rabbits Afloat From Thuringia)

This morning I took my boys to the first showing of the play “R.A.F.T (Rabbits Afloat From Thuringia)” at the beautiful ...more

A Timehop addiction 

I am addicted to TimeHop, an app that plays with my emotions by reminding me what I posted last year or the year before or six years before that, good lord I have been on the Internet a long time and what do I have to show for it?! Likely nothing because Timehop tells me! ...more

My favorite Mona songs

I was born as Ramona after the patron saint of pregnancy. Not the most fun saint (St. Bibiana, the patron saint of hangovers!), but still important to my mom who prayed that I would be born healthy ....more