The Dance

My brother will never dance with my mom at his wedding.It’s weird how that is one of the things that resonates so strongly with me.  That thought first hit me when my mom was laying in the hospital during her last days, and it has come back to me often. A moment.  That will never be.  Lost.I’ve cried for that lost moment many times.   Dancing with Joe at my wedding My brother, Joseph’s relationship with my mom was very different than mine.  They didn’t talk every day.  They drove each other simultaneously crazy.  My mom with her hovering, my … Read more


I love being a mom. I love my kids. I love my job. I love my husband. But boy have I been tired. Matt and I don’t live close to any of our family so time alone has been pretty non-existent since Sam was born. Juggling jobs and kids and the house and everything that comes along with all of that left us a little flat. Left me going through the motions more often than I would like. So when Matt got the opportunity to head to Aspen for work (a hard assignment covering the Food and Wine Classic) and … Read more

Enough is Enough

I am lucky to have a lot of mommy friends – or friends that are moms.  Most of them I knew long before the idea of kids even crossed our minds.  They are all amazing women, amazing friends and REALLY amazing moms. Some breastfed past their baby’s first birthday, some struggled to make it to the 6 month mark, some struggled to get started – watching their baby loose weight – and agonized over turning to formula rather than put their baby’s health at risk, and some decided that breastfeeding wasn’t for them.  New moms do what new moms do … Read more

What I Learned about my Kids in 30 Hours

Last Thursday we embarked on a great adventure (or insanely bad idea) — a trip to Florida. In the car!  Have I mentioned I have a 2 year old and a 1 year old? For those of you doing the math, that’s more than 30 hours of drive time. Not counting meals and stops for the boys to run around and expel energy. By just about every measure it was a success. The boys handled the car like champs – better than I could have hoped for. Hour 6 — Teddy Graham Pit Stop I thought I knew my kids … Read more

I Interrupt this Regularly Scheduled Blog Post

I’m pretty excited about today!  Why? You may ask. Well, because I’m making my guest blogger debut over at Merelymothers. I’ve been totally loving having this outlet to pour my heart into.  It’s helped me process, helped me stay honest with myself, motivated me to keep training and generated a fair amount of donations for breast cancer research.  So when the opportunity to share my heart with another audience came I was both excited and kind of petrified. It’s pretty safe here.  Most the folks that read my blog know me.  They send encouraging words or at least bite their … Read more