The Apology

July 7, 2014

Our life this month has coincided beautifully with the 4th of July… some change and some freedom. Physical and emotional change that has been wonderful and sweat-inducing and scream-ridden and terrifying. You’ll read about and see more of that in a few days. But first, a little bit of freedom, and what precipitates freedom more than […]

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Dear Andy While You Sleep

March 20, 2014

Monday I rolled over in bed to come face to face with my little doll-faced cherub. I am keenly aware of the imaginary clock ticking above our heads, and our time of morning time girl snuggles are fleeting. I touched my finger to her warm little nose and she opened her heavy eyes, smiled softly, […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Us

February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! I hope that your day is as full of love as mine. 1. Getting my first ever cavity filled. Erosion due to Acid Reflux. My streak has been broken, and I can no longer have my picture on the Hall-of-Fame wall. I’m taking this news in stride by breaking every vase […]

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A Day In A Marriage

January 7, 2014

Andy and I forgot our wedding anniversary. Then we suddenly remembered the night before, except we both incorrectly assumed it was our 10 year anniversary, which left us both scrambling. Fuck, what is the traditional gift for 10 years? Wikipedia says tin. Can it be Target Gift Cards and leftover Udon soup, because I have […]

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Cheers, Betty.

December 6, 2013

Having a live tree has been a live, in-home therapy session for my closeted holiday OCD. We had such a magical day planned to go pick out the perfect tree. We’d hop in the car and sing Christmas carols the whole way. We’d walk together down the rows and rows of trees, homemade hot chocolate […]

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The Running Tally of Happiness & Fulfillment

December 1, 2013

1. I’m thankful for the boxes of Ritz crackers dipped in chocolate. 2. I’m thankful that my kids don’t like Minecraft, because I have no fucking idea what’s going on when we play it and it gives me nightmares. 3. I’m thankful Andy is willing to live with a writer, and never questions when he […]

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Love. It’s all you need. And it’s all you should give.

April 29, 2013

What every Monday needs. A good cry. Warning: It’s intense and heartbreaking. And honest.

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Open Mouth Kissing My Thirties

April 16, 2013

Andy and I are the same age. Born a mere 23 days apart. But if you ask Jude, our math savant son… Andy is 32. I am 30. So, fine, I lied about my age to my six year old son who could give all of zero fucks about the number. But, I cared and […]

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Happy Birthday, Papa.

April 5, 2013

The kids call him papa. I think it makes people uncomfortable, which only goads us on, triple dog daring us into those weird couples who refer to each other as “papa” and “mama” across the room from each other at parties or in line for the complimentary hotel continental breakfast. We have all our important […]

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March 26, 2013

I arrived in Florida to tornadoes, hail, cool temperatures… oh, and an email box full of requests from morning news shows. All because a chubby girl wore a bikini on the internet. I mean, can you even imagine!? So, yesterday we spent the day poolside with the crew of Good Morning America. We talked about […]

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