Why a picture of penguins? Because I didn’t have a picture of each of you. Which is really what this post is about. (Well that and some other random thoughts—one of which includes penguins.) So please stick with me through #1. It’s longwinded, but heartfelt.
Boys will be boys. It’s a phrase you can’t help but hear all the time as a mom of young kids. It’s used when laughing about mud-covered faces. It’s said to explain away a surprisingly loud crash in the playroom. But lately I find it’s uttered all too often to excuse mean, aggressive behavior.
A year ago yesterday, I sat down with my friend, Brian, and we built a website. A year ago today, I wrote my first official post and invited my friends to read along—to help me build a community. Today I’m in awe of what it’s become. My heart bursts every time someone tells me they […]
Introducing the newest member of our family (drumroll, please!)… Pink! As you know, this little girl did not come into the world quietly. There was the mistaken gender prediction. Preterm labor. Bed rest. Cankles (which were more like “thankles” since they were closer in size to my thighs). So it was no surprise that when […]
When someone mentions their grandmother, most people conjure up a similar image. And it’s not a velour-sweats-wearing, sporty-car-driving, Bachelor-watching, spunky lady who barely looks like a grandma, let alone a great grandma of four (soon-to-be five). Yep, my grandma—or Nana, as I call her—is different. She’s, well, cool. I’ve known this since I was a […]