July 2014 marked 8 years of wedded bliss for me and the husband. Every July 29, I force him to pose for The Anniversary Picture that proves we still like each other: In years past, we've held a sign that reads how many years we've been married (thank you, Pinterest), but 2014 worked ... » Learn More about I Wanna Feel Done
Before you throw me beneath that mountain of snow you've repeatedly been shoveling from your walk to your yard, hear me out. With spring comes baseball season, and while I love me some baseball, and look forward to following our beloved Pittsburgh Pirates with the crazy obsessed baseball fans I call ... » Learn More about Spring Is In the Air! And I Hate It.
Those who say so much yet speak so few words have always earned my admiration. These people are like walking, talking Twitter feeds: zeroing in on only the essentials and then leaving you alone with your thoughts to mull over the information in the comfort of your own brain. Take my husband for ... » Learn More about Suburban Haiku, A Giveaway, & Love At First Syllable
Oh hey there! I've been off the grid for a few, but something done peeved me, and now I must rant. The culprit is basically Taylor Swift, but a series of seemingly unconnected incidents is actually to blame, so try to stay with me as I backtrack for a minute. Some point in 2013: I wrote a ... » Learn More about The “F” Word
Before I had my own babies, I envisioned the kind of mother I would be: cool-headed Carol Brady mixed with the high-energy Claire from Modern Family and a pinch of Married with Children’s Peg Bundy just for fun. I could never pull off the June Cleaver type; it’s simply not in my DNA to make dinner ... » Learn More about Why I Put My Husband (and Sometimes Myself) Before My Kids