Walking down the aisle on my Dad's arm, en route to my would-be husband, I was sweating. It wasn't the muggy July air, the church's ancient air conditioner, or my 40-pound dress. It was the anxiety of ALL EYES ON ME. Everyone was staring at me, you guys, and it freaked me out! Granted, they were ... » Learn More about Stop Looking At Me, Swan
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10 years, 521 weeks, 3,650 days. A decade. I'm not sure what a decade of marriage looks like anywhere else, but around here, it looks a lot like three kids and two dogs a strict family budget ohmygod relax dinnertime trivia an obsessively landscaped lawn dog hair all over the ... » Learn More about This is What a Decade of Us Looks Like
Soaking in the tub, timing contractions, my enormous belly an island jutting out of the water. I loved every day of my pregnancy, and even though it's selfish, I admit it was sad seeing it come to an end because that meant I had to share you. Later, sitting backwards on a chair in the living ... » Learn More about I blinked & you turned 7
My 6-year-old is arguing because he is right and I am wrong. My 4-year-old is whining because today is not her birthday. My 2-year-old is screaming because she no longer fits inside my uterus. I’ve used the scary mom voice more times in the last 30 minutes than I have in the last 30 days. You ... » Learn More about Just Keep Swimming
Once we choose our cast, which is a monumental and emotionally exhausting task, we begin an equally laborious labor of love in organizing the individual essays in an order that highlights their individual importance, but also allows for a smooth transition from one story to the next. When ... » Learn More about 2016 Listen to Your Mother Pittsburgh Videos Are Here!