• Kitchen Renovations: Part 1
  • Why Those Soft Balls Should Matter.
  • Downsized
  • It’s been a while…
  • 5 Rules For Sharing The Road With A Runner

Kitchen Renovations: Part 1

Oour vaguely colonial kitchen.

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! I could sub-title this post “Why My Contractor Wants to Kill Me” but that seemed too wordy. I think the urge started somewhere around the time I asked him to grind out the grout between the tiles on half […]

Why Those Soft Balls Should Matter.

Soft Balls

Unless you’ve been trapped under a pile of laundry for the past few days, you’ve heard of the NFL controversy charmingly termed “Deflategate.” To summarize, the NFL has been investigating, and has now confirmed that 11 out of the 12 balls used by the New England Patriots in their playoff game versus the Indianapolis Colts […]


Moving Day

About a month ago, we downsized to a “smaller” home. I have to put “smaller” in quotations, because while it is smaller than the house we lived in previously, it is still significantly larger than every apartment and home I grew up in. People often ask me if I “miss” our old house. A few […]

It’s been a while…

It's never too late...

So…what have you been doing for the last two years? I’ve been a little busy. In fact, my entire life has changed since my last post. In short: 1. I got divorced. 2. I met the man of my dreams. 3. We got engaged. 4. I opened a business. 5. I closed a business. 6. […]

5 Rules For Sharing The Road With A Runner

Running at Dawn

When you’re training for a marathon, you have to run long. While your middle of the week runs may be anywhere from 4-7 miles, your long run will start at around 8 miles and work its way up to 20 miles or more as you get closer to the actual marathon. No matter how fast […]

First Communion and Baseball

Base Hit

I am never in pictures of family events. Presumably, this is because I’m generally behind the lens cajoling the kids to stand still, wait, just one more. By the time I’ve gotten a picture where they’re not making faces and/or blinking, they’ve moved on and I’m left standing there. I often tell my husband that […]

Sunday Sweetness: Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Ever since I gave up eating gluten, I find that I look for treat recipes based on what other people might like, as opposed to just things I like (as in chocolate, with a little chocolate mixed in). Generally, the kids will eat just about anything I make as a treat – so they’re no […]

We Got Thrown Out of Lamaze Class

Girls and a bug

Thank you for all your kind words and thoughts about Wednesday’s post, Breathe. Parenting is the toughest job on the planet and it really helps to know that many of you have had similar experiences. Truly, thank you. After posting 100 Things About Me a couple of weeks ago, it turns out, most of you want […]


kitty and lola

This is not the post I had planned for today. Today’s post was supposed to be the follow-up to the 100 Things About Me post. Rest assured, I will tell you all the story of how Hubby and I got kicked out of Lamaze class on Friday. That’s what I meant to post about – but […]

I Am Not The Laundry Fairy

Laundry Fairy

The dirty clothes go in a basket (or on the floor) and a day later, they magically reappear clean, fresh and folded. I’m sure it seems like magic to my children, that some supernatural being waves a wand or umbrella or latte and the clothes find themselves neatly stacked in baskets, sorted and ready to […]