Cover the Field

I finally have some time to carve out for writing but I find lately that I just don't have anything to say. Shocking, I know. There are too many heavy things going on in my life and in the world around me. Sometimes I hold back because I don't have anything nice to say. And … Continue reading Cover the Field


I am a runner.

I am a runner. And by that I mean I ran once, today, for the first time in over a year. And I am rusty. Real rusty. I can count on my fingers the number of runs I've taken in the past few years and today was especially painful/awesome. In an effort to take care … Continue reading I am a runner.

Take Care

There's nothing like a few hard years to take some glimmer out of your eyes. I'm at the "catch myself in a mirror and not recognize me" stage and I'm ready to recover a bit of what I left behind. I have been waiting for some emotional energy to put toward it and I am … Continue reading Take Care


Jumping In

Originally posted 7/30/15 I made a really important life decision when I was 15. I was at summer camp, lying on a fun island in the lake while watching people go off the rope swing. My friend Beka got up there (all fit and fabulous) and swung out, somersaulted in the air and landed perfectly … Continue reading Jumping In


7 ways to help your kids love each other (eventually)

The other night my kids spent 20 minutes fighting over who would get to sit next to the baby at dinner. Our 9 month old daughter Poppy is especially popular right now. She is of course, the "queen of all the babies" and can do no wrong at this point in her life. I'm sure … Continue reading 7 ways to help your kids love each other (eventually)


10 Key Things I’ve learned About Marriage

Saturday marked 10 years since the day I vowed to walk through life committed to Brian. I was 32 years old that day and after 5 years of dating him, I assumed that I was as prepared as anyone could be. But you can never know then what you know now. I have learned countless … Continue reading 10 Key Things I’ve learned About Marriage


Baby Spica Cast Adventures {part four}

Poppy is 6 months old now and we have officially been living with a spica cast for 12 weeks. She gets her final cast off in just 2 weeks. I can hardly believe it. I can't wait to snuggle her little body, give her a bath, take her for a swim, not stress about the … Continue reading Baby Spica Cast Adventures {part four}