fated to pretend

fated to pretend

December 31st, 2014

I’m feeling rough, I’m feeling raw, I’m in the prime of my life. – Time to Pretend, MGMT There are years. And then there are YEARS. 2014? It was a YEAR. I often wonder about the culmination of events that take place over the course of a year – how it’s not really the events themselves […]


what you see….

what you see....

May 16th, 2014

A sweet friend sent me a note recently, asking after Noah. She responded to MY response with this: “I’m so sorry. I’m always hoping that your life is as pretty as your pictures. I suppose it’s just wishful thinking on my part, but deep down I know that it’s probably not. Hugs.” It got me […]


“mini cooks” dinner – enchilada lasagna (yum!)

"mini cooks" dinner - enchilada lasagna (yum!)

March 26th, 2014

Welcome back to “Mini Cooks”! MJ, Joy and I have been having so much fun “cooking” up great recipes that are delicious as well as designed to get you and your little ones in the kitchen – together! Joy’s serving up dinner today, with a recipe that looks as easy as it does amazing! This […]


“mini cooks” snack – granola bars!

"mini cooks" snack - granola bars!

March 12th, 2014

Welcome back to “Mini Cooks” – my series with MJ and Joy, about getting kids into the kitchen! It’s my turn this week, and we’re focusing on snack time (one of my favorite times of day)! When Chelsea and Conor were little, they had no interest in helping me cook or bake. Which – truth […]


“mini cooks” – a new series!

"mini cooks" - a new series!

February 26th, 2014

Popping in on a Wednesday with some exciting news! image courtesy of MJ I’m teaming up for the next six weeks with the lovely and talented MJ of Pars Caeli (remember her from my blove post?), and Joy of the must-read Frock Files on a fun series called “Mini Cooks”! Mini Cooks came out of the […]


favor-“ette”: gimme five (sponsored post)

favor-"ette": gimme five (sponsored post)

February 25th, 2014

This post is sponsored by P&G. Save on NEW Gain Flings and Tide Pods at Target. Text CLEAN to Target (827438) for mobile coupons*. With three kids and three jobs, I’m pretty much “running” all day long. And the biggest lesson I’ve learned over the 25+ years I’ve been doing this is: Every minute counts. If […]


end of the week and such…

end of the week and such...

February 14th, 2014

I wanted to give you a little update on Noah. The outpouring of notes, texts, little gifts and all around love and support for our family during this time has been beyond. We got the results of the EEG and MRI he had a few weeks ago – you know, before he broke his arm. […]


fried. (not a recipe post)

fried. (not a recipe post)

February 4th, 2014

As you know, I always debate how much – or even whether – to “share” here. Especially the not-so-great stuff. So when the first thing happened, I was like, no. But then the second thing happened, and it was just starting to feel kind of disingenuous to be writing about savory scones and nail polish […]


there goes my hero.

Chelsea college graduatio

August 22nd, 2013

“So are you writing a post about Chelsea’s graduation”? I got this a LOT. And I’m not surprised. A child’s college graduation is truly unlike any other milestone in a parent’s life. I’ll try to explain: Assuming your child goes the traditional straight-to-college-finishes-in-four-years route, you will have spent 17 of 22 years dealing with their […]


i can’t/she can: finding the “me” in mommy

Laura Rossi

July 29th, 2013

I am SO lucky to know Laura Rossi – and thrilled to share this thoughtful and positive essay with you all today. photo courtesy of Laura Rossi When Laura graciously offered to contribute to my “I Can’t/She Can” series I just about jumped for joy. And I knew exactly what I wanted her to share. […]