Life-Saving Advice

This post is sponsored by Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exam. Thank you, Genius! I haven’t talked about it much, but my Aunt Lynn is a two-time breast cancer survivor. The first time she beat breast cancer, I was just a kid. My parents kept us very insulated from it at the time—all we knew was that…

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Three Mothers

I had a really fantastic Mother’s Day! I woke up to a smiling Annabel next to my bed, saying, “Happy Mother’s Day!” She and James gave me cards and balloons, and Annabel gave me gifts she’d made for me at school, including this amazing portrait she’d drawn of me: “I love my mom because she…

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A Western Roundup

We’re about two-thirds of the way through our annual trip to Arizona for baseball spring training. Every year I think, “This is going to be the year where I can sit by the pool and relax,” and uh, no. Traveling with small children is the exact opposite of relaxing. This isn’t to say we aren’t having…

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Our Little Leprechaun

When my cousin Leah found out her due date was March 20th, she said, “Oh, I hope the baby is born on St. Patrick’s Day!” We all agreed that would be cool but unlikely – when do babies ever come on the day you want? On the morning of March 16th I got an early…

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A Galactic Baby Shower

When my cousin Leah and her husband Ted announced they were expecting a baby, we were so thrilled. They are going to be the BEST parents! I also joked with Leah that she got pregnant as a gift to me, so I could plan and throw her a shower. I had soooo much fun putting…

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