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To the adorable couple we met at the water park a few weeks back with whom we forgot to exchange numbers, my husband and I mourn the loss of a friendship with you that we never had.  It isn’t everyday that you meet your family’s soul family, which is exactly what you were, and we are deeply afraid that we’ve let […]

Fall Fashion

When I found out I was having a boy, I was over the moon. A self professed tomboy, I silently thanked the Universe for sparing me from my own personal hell known as pink bows, lacey things, shrieking girls and Justin Bieber concerts. However, despite my tendency to gravitate towards a no frills lifestyle, I am a closet fashionista with a […]


You may know by now that I have an extreme love-hate relationship with Saturday and Sunday and last weekend proved no different. From Legoland to Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, we embarked on an impromptu road trip full of fun, whining, laughter, napless tantrums and lots of driving. + Now that Wes is older and interacting with his surroundings in […]

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Ah, yes. The back to school frenzy. Worse than Christmas or Hanukkah but better than living out one more day of trying to entertain the kids over summer vacation. Luckily I don’t have to endure the madness known as Back to School, yet. Weston is still too young. For now, I get to surf the web […]

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I have to fight with my eyes to wake. They’re reluctant to open, sealed shut with sleep and tethered to dreams of splendor. I will them open anyway and stumble towards the coughing in the other room. My legs have needles in them and I look like I’ve just spent too much time on a boat, swaying […]


Its starts with the incessant ringing of a telephone. Its Superbowl Sunday and the Seahawks are playing the Broncos. A Mediterranean feast envelops the dining room table. Friends are piled on the couch and I can hear the distant sound of cheering coming from the living room. We try to avoid the alarming ring that seems to rip us from […]


That’s it, I’m sending myself to mommy boot camp. Not the kind where a meaty trainer with a whistle and a stop watch yells at me to do squats. I’m referring to a place for mentally weak and overly accommodating parents, suffocating their kids with “love”. Maybe that sounds insane to you. Last week a friend of mine shared a slap in the […]


  It never fails that I plan to do major yard work when it’s wicked hot. This weekend was no exception. I spent the vast majority of Sunday in the sweltering heat, digging, planting – sweating! Have you ever tried removing Morning Glory? I’d rather have a root canal. But I digress… Aside from an infestation of Morning […]


It’s  7:00 am and the sun is shining. I’ve been in the kitchen for the last half hour putting my apron to good use. The smell of freshly brewed coffee, sizzling bacon and homemade pancakes fills the air. It must be Sunday morning. I didn’t have many traditions growing up except maybe for Sunday brunch. Back then […]

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Over the hills and far away, nestled just outside the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, lies a little place called Nye. A sign off the highway leading into town welcomes visitors: “You Are Now Entering and Leaving Nye”. Nye is most notably known for, well, nothing. And that’s the way I like it. But I didn’t always like it. When my parents […]


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