As the Sun Sets on 33

Today is the last day of 33. It’s been a year. Most years are, of course ....more

What I Want for My 34th Birthday

My birthday is in two days. As per usual, my husband, parents, and close friends keep asking me what I want to celebrate another turn around the sun. As per usual, I don’t really know ....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with Ice Cream Shop

Every spring, shortly after Little League starts, the ice cream shop in the City Park opens. It’s one of the highlights of the season. It’s filled with hard dip ice cream in tons of flavors, milkshakes galore, and other yummy treats ....more

Training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon: Time to Taper

Nothing like starting your taper on Boston Marathon Day, right? Watching the amazing athletes run their hearts out to get across the finish line is nothing short of The Most Inspiring Running Thing Ever. And now those of us running the Pittsburgh Marathon get to… relax? ...more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Flood

Last week the rain came down. And down. And down ....more

Training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon: My 2015 Running Playlist

I normally post my Pittsburgh Half Marathon training updates on Mondays, but: 1) I ran yesterday evening instead of yesterday morning. The best part about evening running is taking a shower, putting on your jammies, and not doing anything else. So I didn’t ....more

The Lost Simplicity of the Magic 8 Ball

Sometimes the boys get me on a weak day and I end up at the checkout counter with a totally unnecessary purchase. Like today’s Magic 8 Ball. I said yes, because, well, I kinda wanted it too ....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with Celebrations

On Saturday, we celebrated my husband’s Granna’s 90th birthday. We spent the day with his family, and my boys spent the day playing with (and being chased by) their cousin; the youngest cousin spent time being passed around the family members. The next day we traveled to Pennsylvania to celebrate Easter with my family ....more

It Already Matters

Just when you wonder if you’re doing parenting wrong, when you worry that every choice is the wrong one, something happens to alleviate all that worry, all that fear, all that self-doubt. Sometimes it’s as simple as a kiss or a hug. A cuddle after a long day ....more

Training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon: Seasons Change

Spring seems like it might actually stick around as the 14-day forecast shows temps in the 60s and 70s. It’s spring in Ohio, of course, so anything could change in the blink of an eye. Additionally, it’s raining one minute and blindingly sunny the next; crazy windy one second followed by nothing which causes you to nearly fall forward ....more