If You Take Joy to Ball…

If You Take Joy to Ball…


If you take an Evil Joy to a Parent versus 10 year old Travel Team softball game… She’ll want to play ball. She’ll go up to bat and “Squeeeee!” as the ball flies past – (these young’uns throw fast and hard). On the next pitch, she’ll hit the ball. When she hits the ball, Evil Joy … Continue reading

Always Carry Your Own….

Always Carry Your Own….


I’ve noticed a trend lately that is bothersome to me and should be to you too. I became aware of a change that has happened so slowly the shift escaped my attention.  And now…I’m blantantly aware. In general I’m overly prepared and tend to carry a bag with contents that rival a drug store. Ace … Continue reading

Running On Empty

Running On Empty


My legs needed a break but my brain needed a run. Obviously…….. I went for a run. There were goosebumps on my arms and I was shivering just a touch as I began the walk to the highway where I start. I was working hard on my psyching myself out. I knew my legs were … Continue reading

Where Did Our Free Time Go?

Where Did Our Free Time Go?


We have NO free weekends until we take forced family fun time in July. None. Nadda one. We may have a Sunday possibly but more likely we have half a day EITHER Saturday or Sunday from here until …. forever. Because as soon as the crazy of summer ends, school begins, then snowboard season, then … Continue reading

Super Hero. Girl. DC SUPER HERO GIRLS!!

Super Hero. Girl. DC SUPER HERO GIRLS!!


If your kids are looking for action-packed girl power, look no further than DC Super Hero Girls. DC Entertainment’s latest animated series features a dynamic group of Super Heroes on their journey of discovering the power of their unique abilities and friendships. What I love is how dynamic the characters are – strong and fearless – edgy and fun; … Continue reading

Wifi – where are you?


Seriously. We are the people who shut off the Internet access at the house at 10 pm to ensure kids sleep, kids don’t use phones at night, and kids …well….sleep. We set it so the devices of the adults work 24/7. Except when they don’t. Like now. Forcing me to create a post on my … Continue reading

Lunchtime Woes

Lunchtime Woes


Can you believe the audacity of my kid? He asked for something different for lunch. Something other than the sandwich, apple, carrots, crunch something or the other, and yogurt I’ve lovingly packed for 11 years straight? It’s only been 11 years. I mean come on! He’s a sophomore and thinks he wants something else now? … Continue reading

Confession Time

Confession Time


For years I’ve kept a secret. It eats me up inside and I’ve decided it’s time to come clean. In the past three months two new temptations have led me to this confession. I love to huff newborn baby heads. That smell. That amazing, sweet, glorious scent only found on babies’ heads. I could breathe … Continue reading

Travel Time

Travel Time


We are hitting the road once again. When I tell people we’re driving to Colorado to snowboard they assume we live near Colorado. “How far of a drive is it for you?” I am frequently asked. “15 hours.” “Whaaaaaaa? As much as you go, I thought you lived closer than that! You must really like to … Continue reading

A Pretty Picture

A Pretty Picture


When you see a photograph of yourself what’s the first thing you notice? How nice your hair looks? The twinkle in your smile? Or the wrinkles on your face that weren’t there last year? The muffin top that crept over the top of your jeans? I’m my own worst critic. I’m not alone. As women … Continue reading