Murphey’s Law of motherhood states that, “When you are on the first day of a long-anticipated vacation with your husband and you have nothing to do but get a massage and drink martinis as big as your face and your parents are watching your children and they have poor cellphone coverage THAT is when your …
My friend and I were running about a week ago when she told me about an NPR segment that she had heard on her way to my house. It was about fear and this man whose life was being paralyzed by his fear of rejection. In order to overcome it, he decided to put himself …
I love my husband. I do. He is a wonderful person and a great dad and a dashing dresser. But the man really loves to run up hills. And occasionally, I get thrown into these running-up-hills situations and I complain a lot. My love of complaining about running up hills does not mix well with …
My husband and I went on a vacation. Together. Without kids. I know. Crazy with a side of sleeping-in till noon. It was lovely, we drank beer, we ate the best burgers in Vermont and we had a full-fledged adventure (which deserves its own post once I recover). Here is a sneak-peak of “The Run …
March 17, 2014
I had a great time taking over Mamalode’s Instagram site today for their #adayinthelifeofmamalode campaign. Here are the pictures that I shared throughout the day. Happy St. Paddy’s day everyone!
Oh Pat…you crazy leprechaun.
Mad that Sweetarts aren’t medicine and she feels “sick”
We have missed the playground!
A leprechaun siting!
A little Paparazzi-shy
Daddy’s home…Mama’s out.
Mine craft junkie
If this makes you happy, then you should be overjoyed to know that I’m on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and even Pinterest!
For New Year’s, Robb got me one of the top ten trail runs I have ever done. Thank you, Robb. The Gridley Road debacle is definitely forgiven. Not totally forgotten, but forgiven. We had driven by the entrance to the trail of my dreams at least 25 times per year for the four years that …
I should have known when Robb said, “I looked at a map, and the trail said it was 8 miles but I’m not sure if that’s round-trip or one-way.” I should have known when I got out of the car and I said, “You know, I don’t really need to run for two hours this …
Here are the things that I am thankful for that are not the obvious health, happiness, family and fortunate middle-class sort of things. I am thankful for fast internet service after spending the week in rural Minnesota. I am thankful that my daughter is old enough to sit in her own seat on the plane …
I could talk about a few of the Big Choices I have made in my life…like when I decided to go to Augustana college at the very last-minute instead of going to the University of Wyoming (luckily for my future kids my grandmother was a little psychic and told me that she just knew that I …
My girlfriends are who I go to when my instruction manual for motherhood begins to look like psychotic ramblings scribbled in a bathroom stall. Thankfully, I have had a lot of the same women in my life for many years who can talk me down. But if I start to look back, it …