Running with strangers

Running with strangers

Dear Complete Stranger Walking In My Neighborhood, Hey, there, Douchebag. I have news for you: I heard you. I heard you the first time you yelled at me while I was running with my back toward you — you know that moment, the one that earned you a glance, which immediately frustrated me once I … Read More

Subscription boxes for pregnant ladies

Subscription boxes for pregnant ladies

I’m not sure how this happened (aside from, you know, having a baby), but I have swung happily into full-on mom mode. It feels incredibly wonderful to be responsible for a tiny human who wants nothing more than to snuggle closely with you as often as possible, and to eat non-stop. But that’s another story. … Read More

Life and tragedy

Life and tragedy

When I was home for Christmas, I found a photo of my mom from 1972. While she looks terrible in the photo, it’s one of my favorites. My parents were dating and Dad was driving regularly to Pekin, IL from his hometown of Maroa, which was about an hour away. He was visiting that Easter, … Read More