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 …

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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 …

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I find myself at the zoo once a year.   This is usually when a friend from out-of-town with children is coming to Denver and it has been a year since I have been to the zoo so I have forgotten what the zoo is actually like.   Here are some reasons why the zoo …

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I’m from a small town. Like the kind of town where you ride on a flatbed trailer in a parade and squirt people with squirt guns and throw candy to the kids when it’s your 20th High School reunion. The kind of small town where, at one time or another, I have done all of …

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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 …

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The first group of pics are at my sister’s cabin in Northern MN. We had a couple of days with just the four of us. We explored the Cuyuna mountain bike trail system a little more and Robb caught a huge dogfish and we swam in the lake and lounged on the deck and slept …

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Today you can find me guest posting on Scary Mommy talking about how traveling with kids on airplanes sometimes sucks. I even had a grumpy old man leave a very detailed comment! Guess Karma is still chasing him. Just click on the image below to see the drama unfold….   If this makes you happy, …

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