Twins 4eva

Originally Published on 511 Ever After. If you have followed me here on this site, you will know that if my husband and kids are lead performers, Twin, as I call her, is best supporting actress. Not only is she my souldmatesisterbestfriendloveofmylife but we happen to share a birthday. Today. And I told her that I would open ...

Scenes from The Bean/Happy Birthday, Twin!

So, I've been keeping a bit of a secret from you. Actually, it's kind of big... (...at least in this land....the Land of Mom, that is.) 2 weeks ago, I spent my first weekend away WOB (without babe). It's taken me this long to share because a) I had to find the right words b) I had to process all that ...

twin-tastic

Do you remember how I've mentioned my twin sister, from another mister? Well, twin and I are so, well, twinlike. As you may recall, I mentioned that my daughter tends to laugh at certain words, like "peaches". Well, I also mentioned my own propensity to laugh at certain words, like "zebra". Well, just today, on our way to brunch (can you say, "holy coconut crusted ...

Varsity

Dear World, Today is Election Day. (Go vote! Even if your kids are off of school, I urge you to vote! However, NOT THE POINT OF THIS POST!) I am writing to tell you that, before noon today, I earned a varsity letter on my mom jacket. Let's start at the beginning: This morning, I woke up before 7, which is unusual for ...

I got a little sad

I have had a lot of blog posts formulating in my head. I want to share so much with you. I have wanted to share what I have been up to; some cool updates. I have wanted to share with you some fun or helpful or pretty new finds so that you can enjoy them like I have. I thought that ...

Barcelona

I wrote this piece on Thursday, August 17, on the day when a van drove down La Rambla and into human beings; the day of a brutal attack. It was too fresh to post that day, and so I am publishing it now, a few days later, with no less heaviness in my heart. The photo above ...

Adult Friendship

“Friendship. It’s complicated,” I wrote, in my piece about "Thirteen Reasons Why", echoing Hannah Baker’s own words. In that particular post I highlighted some of the hardest aspects of life, and so I wanted to revisit this notion and to explain—on a deeper level—how I feel. Friendship, when you are an adult, can be both essential and ...

Here I stand.

It was last Thursday night. I posted a video on my "Insta Stories", in which I lamented about being exhausted, run-down and oh-so-busy. To see me looking "terrible", as I had been told twice that day (out of love, I should mention), you can click here. At that moment, I was just sitting down to dinner--a frozen burrito ...

When it snowed

I can still remember the day. It was Thanksgiving, 2010, and my daughter was seven-months-old. We had given her a bagel to gnaw on for the very first time and she played happily on the floor of our small, quaint living room in our little, first house. And then, snowflakes started to dance from the sky and ...

I am proud

I am many things this morning. One is proud. That is not easy to write; in all honesty, I have almost chickened out of this post entirely a few times. But I am going to try. This is not a post about all of the things and people who are making me proud in my life right now. Let ...