First Day!!! (The Kindergarten Edition)

Don't look now, but I might have a kindergartener... We had possibly been a little concerned this day might be overwhelming... Turns out those fears were not needed ....more

Fighting for Attention Online

Image: Aurelie via Flickr I read a line today in a friend’s Facebook status that stuck with me: “fighting for attention online.” Yes, the Internet is an infinite space, but attention is a finite resource....more

Robin Williams, Death, Life, and Freeing the Genie

I saw this tweet this morning and it absolutely broke my heart. Genie, you're free.— The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 12, 2014 And as I stood in my kitchen wiping away tears I knew that they were not all for Robin Williams, but that's okay....more

Home Sweet Clinic

I had a conversation in the car today. It was kind of a one sided conversation but I am pretty sure one day she’ll understand what today really meant....more

Robin Williams

Josh told me about Robin Williams while I was in the middle of cooking dinner. I spent most of the time that I was stirring the sauce thinking about his children. Then I thought about the Mork suspenders I wore in elementary school, and how I got bullied for wearing them, not least of which […] ...more

Ellie, Ellie, Ellie...

So Ellie.If I wrote this post Friday or Saturday or even yesterday morning I would be telling you how we are kicking Cushing's ass and expect internet high fives all around....more

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

It’s the end of summer, which always makes me weepy....more

The Radio Race

Josh went on a radio race last weekend with KCRW. He received the theme for the contest on Saturday afternoon, and then had 24 hours to pull together a four-minute radio clip. It was his first time doing something like this, and I love the end result ....more

Introducing Baby Coco

Colette Taylor Duckworth was born at 2:57pm on 8.7.2014. She weighed 8 lbs 7 oz and was 20 1/4 inches long. She's gorgeous and looks a lot like her sisters except she has a head of dark, wavy hair! ...more

Week in Review: The Busier the Better

I have always been one of those people who seems to thrive with a full plate. The busier, the better. I don’t know why I so often seem to forget that, but inevitably – there is always a point when I find myself wondering why I have all this extra time and am accomplishing so much less than when my schedule is packed ....more