I ran a race this weekend, a 5k.
I was about to write “just a 5k” and stopped myself.
I first started running almost 10 years ago, when I was going through my divorce. I had met a girl named Kim through another friend of mine, and Kim was part of a running group in […]
I got a pair of trail shoes for my birthday. They’re pretty tough looking – black with a few purple accents and rugged soles that look like they can take on anything. I wanted them because I do a lot of my running on the C&O canal path, which is flat but covered in stones […]
Nothing like an almost three-month belated birthday letter. But I finally finished Isabelle’s fourth letter. And she can’t read yet, so she won’t know it’s so late!
Happy birthday, my darling girl!
Wow, you are four! I’m going to start this letter with a story from your fourth year, mostly because it is funny […]
We just returned from a weeklong vacation near Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, where we rented a lovely house nestled off a rocky trail partway up a mountain.
A few days into our stay, Tim decided that he was going to run down and back up the mountain – a round trip of about a […]
Happy birthday, my sweet boy!
How are you two? Until recently, I still thought of you as a baby. But then I’d see an actual baby at daycare or the grocery store, snuggled in blankets in an infant seat, and I’d realize you haven’t been a baby for quite a while. You are a little […]
2017 is a big year for me. It’s the first year since 2012 that hasn’t started with me either pregnant or nursing. My babies are 3.5 and almost 2, and life is getting a little easier and more manageable. I actually sleep occasionally, and I have (a little) time to work on my own stuff […]
First post in over a year! Go me! I’m a blogging machine! Well, to be fair, we have been a little busy – new house, new baby and lots of other things. But I’m gradually finding a little bit of time and energy for my passions – running and writing – again. Of course, I’ll totally […]
So, the Listen to Your Mother show was last Saturday. A week has gone by, and I think I’m still letting it sink in. To say it was life changing and empowering seems trite, or somehow not enough, though it’s certainly true. I feel so honored and grateful to have been part of the […]
My darling daughter,
You are 1 year old! A whole year! Wow! Happy birthday!
A while ago, I decided that I want to write you a letter each year on your birthday. To put words around who you are at that point in time and to express how much I love you and how you […]
One day while Tim and I were on our honeymoon in St. John, I was browsing in a boutique when I found a magnet picturing a bird sitting in what appears to be a coffee mug perched on top of the world. Its whimsical illustration and printed message – “Remember your dream” – struck me. […]
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