Summer Side of Life

Iconic albums of my childhood: Summer Side of Life

I’m loving the hunt for special LP’s. I have a huge MP3 collection–and don’t get me wrong, I love my MP3’s. But since getting a new record player for Christmas I’ve been on the hunt for special albums. Remember the Seinfeld “sponge-worthy” episode? I’m into “vinyl-worthy.” I’m having a decidedly… 


I am the coffee

There have been a lot of different stories going around lately about the carrot, the egg, and the coffee. Instead of telling a story of questionable origin, I’ll cut to the chase. Imagine you have some very trying circumstances (like a pot of boiling water). You have a few options… 


Another Example of Mom Knows Best

Being a kid is hard. Being a parent is harder.

running shoes

I run when I’m chased…

…and then it depends on what’s chasing me. This has been my running joke for years. (Ha, see what I did there?) Truth be told, I’ve never been a runner. Even back in the day, when I was actually in shape, I didn’t run. I rollerbladed; I biked; I walked;… 

let them do for themselves

It’s not what you do

“It is not what you do for your children, but what you teach them to do for themselves, that will make them who they are.”

The key to life is happiness

Happiness is the Key to Life

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told… 

Zombies Aren’t Real

I now have 32 episodes (and counting) of The Walking Dead on my DVR. Yes, I’ve already seen them all, but in my awesome parenting wisdom I’ve decided to let The Goose watch. Tonight we watched the very first episode, “Days Gone Bye.” When it first started, I was questioning… 

How do you say "no" to this face?

Wordless Wednesday: 020514

How do you say “no” to this face?