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 ...

“…’cause it will not last forever.”

Tonight, my daughter and I did our normal bedtime routine. I told her two stories (one about today's camp show, and one about a big dolls from Frozen); We sang through our repertoire of songs, but this time she insisted upon trading off with each word, sometimes each syllable, making "Yan"-"Kee"-"Doo"-Dle" and the rest of our lineup feel extremely long. (By ...

june 2009 I am covered in sunscreen, lying on the sand on Ka’anapali Beach in Maui. june 2010 I am covered in spit-up, lying on the floor of my daughter’s bedroom for “Tummy Time” Isn’t there some expression about a year making a whole hell of a difference? Still, I wouldn’t trade June 2010 for anything.