Mom life is the best life. So I keep telling myself.

I love being a mom. I mean love it—both to my furry and human babies. But even an easy-going mom like me might have reached my limits last week, and let me tell you… If you don’t currently have kids or pets, I’d say keep reading so you quit thinking about it. You’ve been warned. … Read More

Setting myself up for failure

Setting myself up for failure I knew — just knew — as I started out making brioche on Monday that I failed. It was my first attempt at making it, ever in my life, and I really wasn’t sure how things would turn out. My thought process went something like this: Add milk warmed to … Read More

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

Running with my muse

Running with my muse

I’ve pounded this pavement countless times before, running more miles than I could possibly remember. Through depression and heartache. Through moments of elation. Fear. Struggles. Hope. And everything in-between. I left skin, blood, and sweat on that road. It’s where I stumbled upon concussions 2 and 3. I crunched through snow. Reveled in the rain. Felt … Read More

The weight of baby weight

The weight of baby weight

I remember hearing a story years ago about how a friend who was breastfeeding couldn’t keep weight on her body. It was as if the baby was sucking a marathon’s worth of calories out of her and no amount of food could keep her from looking skeletal. Honestly, it kind of made me look forward … Read More