• Story time
  • he is your president

    Oh, politics. Like it or not, Donald Trump is our president. There are a lot of things that are confusing in the world but one that befuddles me is the “not my president” movement. I love using my imagination as much as, probably more than, the next person. However, it’s also okay and a good […]

  • Parenting
  • baby breastfeeding moves

    My nursing mom days are winding down. Evan is over one. Before the phase is a distant memory; I mocked-up some baby breastfeeding poses and moves that I have observed with my boys. The Torpedo – When the baby is on your lap like a sideways, strong column, hands and feet pointed back. All he […]

  • Story time
  • Crocs Confessional

    I have to admit something. I started out hating Crocs. Hating them. I’m pretty sure I said almost verbatim “they are for people who’ve given up on life and are sad and fat.” Here is my confession: I converted. What caused this conversion? Four things. 1. The Company’s Stick-to-it-ive-ness a. they innovated – they added […]

  • Story time
  • Hardwiring Happiness

    I’ve been reading a lot of self improvement and psychology type books. Hardwiring Happiness was quite good. The main things I took away from it are: We have a negativity bias. It’s passed down from our ancestors who survived and bred. The ones who were cautious, clingy and wary of a tiger attack were the […]

  • Working woman
  • Feedback

    Reentering the workforce full time has had its peaks and valleys. I recently had a pretty bad 90 day review. I took the feedback. I looked hard at myself. I acknowledged faults/flaws/nonsense in my life. I realized I don’t need a social life at work. I can work smarter and tune out the annoyances. I […]

  • Fitness
  • A bit of Bike Commuting

    I’ve been riding my bike three days a week. My day goes: wake up, eat breakfast with the boys, play, get everyone dressed, drive, park, bike, work, bike, drive, hang with my family, put Evan to bed, go to bed. It’s a nice routine. Yeah, I could get hurt or killed by a car. I’ll […]

  • Films
  • This is 40

    Watching This is 40 a few weeks ago was so affirming. I remember watching the film in theaters and being struck by how real it felt. I went in expecting a pretty light-hearted comedy a la Knocked Up and left feeling thoughtful, with a Ryan Adams song in my head. Though not yet 40, the responsibility […]