Wordless Wendesday: Rainy Day Tantrums #12 & 35

Wordless Wendesday: Rainy Day Tantrums #12 & 35

Guys, I ‘ve had so much I wanted to write about lately. But between trying out new “clean” recipes, exercising for my April resolution and, most importantly, watching season 3 of Game of Thrones, the free time that I usually…

When I Grow Up (or, to find where you should be, go back to the beginning)

When I Grow Up (or, to find where you should be, go back to the beginning)

On the way to church yesterday, Noah said, “Mom, I have something to tell you.” If you have kids, you know the sentence after this one could go 1,000 different ways. We had barely made it out the door in…

April Resolution: My Diastasis Can Kiss My Ass(tasis)

April Resolution: My Diastasis Can Kiss My Ass(tasis)

All this nice weather is making it hard to blog. I’ve been spending a lot of time outside working in the yard of our new house, which I’ve basically ignored until this month. I’ve been continuing on my quest to…

Five Things Friday: 5 Things You Should Do Before You Have a Baby

Five Things Friday: 5 Things You Should Do Before You Have a Baby

My former colleague Jenny launched a blog this week called Mama Needs a Big Idea.  Jenny is a writer by trade and has come up with some fantastic work for McKinney, so it’s no surprise that her blog is great. Jenny…

Five Things Friday: 5 Excuses for Not Writing More This Week

Five Things Friday: 5 Excuses for Not Writing More This Week

Happy Friday! It’s a gorgeous day. I made it to a yoga class, where the teacher was kind enough to teach Noah a few moves (and let him demonstrate some of his own moves, like the “Upside Down Crisscross Applesauce”)….

Into the Polar Vortex: a trip to the homeland Top 10

Into the Polar Vortex: a trip to the homeland Top 10

We’re back from vacation! Last week we left the comfort of North Carolina winters and flew into the eye of the Polar Vortex. Who visits Wisconsin the first week of March? Well, sometimes people who want to see their college basketball…

Friday Fever Dream Redux: Call 911! (Or, okay, go watch TV.)

Friday Fever Dream Redux: Call 911! (Or, okay, go watch TV.)

This morning, I left my house for the first time since Thursday. I was sick on Friday. So sick. The headache from the previous Friday returned, this time with aches and pains, chills and sweats, coughing and stuffiness. Not to…

Shel Silverstein (or, I was a junior high speech meet champion)

Shel Silverstein (or, I was a junior high speech meet champion)

If there’s one activity the kids and I can agree on, it’s reading. We’re not always aligned on favorite books, but fortunately I can reach high shelves and they can easily be distracted, so I can usually buy a couple…

Souper Tuesday: Crazy-Making Spinach and Cheese Strata

Souper Tuesday: Crazy-Making Spinach and Cheese Strata

My quest for the perfect recipe for today’s final installment of Souper Tuesday: National Hot Breakfast Month resulted in a far-from-perfect recipe and a totally disastrous night. But I didn’t just go through all that for nothing. I did it…

Friday fever dream (or, four of the seven things you're not supposed to talk about)

Friday fever dream (or, four of the seven things you’re not supposed to talk about)

I listened to a This American Life podcast recently titled “The Seven Things You’re Not Supposed to Talk About.” In it, a mother of one of the producers details a list of topics she thinks are too boring for general…