Gotta Get Away: Nashville Weekend

Gotta Get Away: Nashville Weekend

During my self-imposed blogging hiatus, Pat and I went to Nashville for a weekend.  It’s old news now, but I decided to write about it both to share tips with anyone considering a trip to Nashville AND to remind myself…

I Ran a Half Marathon: Confessions of a Reluctant Runner

I Ran a Half Marathon: Confessions of a Reluctant Runner

I was about to run my first half marathon, and the morning was not going well. My sister and I stood shivering, watching steam rise off Lake Monona, waiting in line for one last chance to pee. The temperature, 80…

First Day of Kindergarten: Riding the Waves

First Day of Kindergarten: Riding the Waves

It happened. Noah started kindergarten. I’m not going to lie; I’ve been waiting for this day all summer. Sure, there were moments when I thought “Oh, I’m going to miss having him around all day.” But there were all the…