Notes From The Spohrs’ World

Tuesday night/Wednesday early morning Mike and I woke to the sound every parent hates: their child throwing up in bed. Mike grabbed Annie and brought her into the kitchen to clean her while I changed the bed’s sheets. Annie then proceeded to throw up all over Mike and the kitchen. Annnnd after we cleaned her…

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Doing My Part To End Band-Aid Segregation

Annabel started to notice bandages after her last round of vaccines. She would poke them over and over again, then look up at me with a look on her face that seemed to say, “This is ugly. Get it off of me.” Over this past weekend, she and I both scraped our knees (what can…

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The Unexplainable

People die, it happens every day. Violence happens all the time. I have stopped asking why, because there isn’t ever going to be an answer that I can accept. It’s too much to bear. The victims of the Tucson shooting didn’t deserve to die. But as I sat glued to the news, my mind was…

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Soak Up Some Rainy Days

In Southern California, rain is rare. So when the water falls from the sky, it is something that catches your attention. Growing up, it was exciting when it rained. It meant we had recess inside, Heads Up Seven Up and drawing on the chalkboard. In college it was an excuse to sleep in and skip…

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How To Ruin Your Diet In Six Easy Steps

1. Enter a contest for free ice cream. WIN said contest. 2. Convince your awesome husband to go to the grocery store to redeem the coupons. 3. REJOICE when the ice cream is delivered by awesome husband! 4. Scoff at things like “serving suggestions” and “nutritional information.” 5. Scoop a bowl of delicious, delicious ice…

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