There comes a point at which it is time to give up. Give in. Whatever. Hours before the longest run thus far in my life, I find myself restless. Sleepless. Mind racing. I even went to bed at a decent hour. 10 p.m. to be exact. I was hoping to provide myself with adequate sleep, allowing … [Continue reading]

The calm before

Fuzzy heads greet me each morning asking for breakfast. Children trickle into the kitchen. 8, 9, or 10 a.m. Sunshine floods the living room. "Can we eat outside?" "Can we stay up late?" "Can we sleep together?" Yes. Yes and yes. Days spend on the computer. A movie at noon. … [Continue reading]

Miscellaneous items


Miss L: Mom, can I have an I-C-Y P-O-P? The spelling was necessary as the ultimate connoisseur of icy pops was seated on my lap. Me: Sure, … [Continue reading]

Tales from the Deep Down


"I gots a go pee, Mama." Our adventure began last Friday, and after what seemed like hours, we finally found a camping spot. Unbeknownst to us, it … [Continue reading]

Prepared for rejection


Something totally cool happened last week. I was published in my local newspaper's online family section. It was something I thought about … [Continue reading]

The lazy days of summer


Toys are scattered. Children wearing whatever seems to fall out of their closet. Mismatched. It doesn't matter. Crazy makeup applied to tiny … [Continue reading]


I tip-toe through the dark hallway, avoiding toys and legos like the Ninja warrior I am. I walk into their room and see them snuggled together on … [Continue reading]

Creative Summer Date Ideas

pork and corn bbq

Today, I am excited to have a guest blogger on Stacey's Mothering Moments. Welcome Blake Daniels! Blake Daniels is a native to Upstate NY where he … [Continue reading]

Contemplatives of a distance runner


Mile 1: Man. Running rocks. I feel better already. I could run forEVER. I should totally sign up for a marathon. I could totally run one. I … [Continue reading]

A new direction…


Change. It's something I'm not very good at, but something that is often required. I have been writing this blog for 6 1/2 years. I am very … [Continue reading]

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