We won

Last night, in an amazing game that did origami with my insides, our Philadelphia Eagles won the Superbowl. Did you catch that? The underdogs over here? We won. For me, this win meant so much; it is the ultimate Philly story (it is just so us); the story in and of itself is a pretty remarkable one; it gave hope to so ...

New Year’s Resolutions

Hello! Here I am! I could write about the last couple of weeks, and how much has happened, and everything about the book the book the book, but I think that we could all use a break from the book the book the book. And I have a promise on which to make good. On New Year's Eve I ...

déjà vu

(Editor's Note: This post was originally composed on Monday, December 19. Writing had to be postponed* which accounts for any confusion as I refer to "today" as "Monday" when it is, now, Tuesday. Many thanks!) Today, I had a massive case of déjà vu, and not necessarily for the best reasons. I am really fascinated by the concept of ...

Five Things Podcast

Hello! Hi! I've missed you! As you can see from the photos above, I have been busy. SOOO BIZZY. You know, with things like re-doing my bathroom, getting makeovers at my daughter's new salon, taking & printing photos at the dinner table with my girlfriends and dancing at Kellerman's. DIRTY dancing. In all seriousness, the collage above shows ...

Walk the line

I stood at my back door after a stressful morning drop-off with my kids. I had been 1 minute shy of another tardy slip and so I raced to get my daughter to school on time and she made it. But it was tense. Anxiety seeped out from me; it was palpable. My kids felt it. It wasn't ...

I was a really good mom today.

I say that with no sarcasm, nor do I say it boastfully. I was a good mom today because I made myself proud. I have talked a lot about guilt, and my constant feeling (fear) that I am not _____ enough. In reality my life kind of went like this: I had one baby. Everyone was happy. I made innovative, ...

Dear Five-Year-Old-Daughter,

Dear Five-Year-Old-Daughter, I could write and write and write about how incredible it is--how incredulous I am--that you are about to enter Kindergarten; how I don't understand when you grew to be this size. It is mind-blowing. But, instead, I am going to tell you about the snapshot from one morning. This morning, in fact, when you ...

Charming.

I had a few conversations recently in which I shared that one of my very favorite words is "charm", in both it's noun and verb form. I was just looking up the video that I made chronicling my past year in music, and do you know how YouTube shows you a list of videos down the ...