The Up-Down Stage

On the joys of dining out with an 18-month-old wrecking ball

Embracing Change

How do kids understand change? Their oh-so-wise answers will surprise you.

Getting to Know You

Turns out, our third baby is the happiest person we’ve ever met.

Guilt, My Old Foe

"I’d be at work, thinking about the babies. I’d be with the babies, thinking about work."

Lessons from My Little Ones

We'd do well to listen to the life advice we give our kiddos

Summer Signs

It's 9 p.m. and there's still daylight

The Road to Our Third

Being pregnant is like hitching your best intentions and thoughts to the unknown

Untangling Hair, Untangling Life

Sometimes, things get tangled up. As a parent, you do what you can.

Ode to Oberlin

Wherein a huge parenting win on Mount Oberlin is followed by a huge slap of reality

Memorial Milestones

A mother marks life's changes by the Memorial Day weekend milestone

Our Original Baby

A mother's tribute to her original baby, Ryder the dog

Going to School is Hard!

Skiing is a a luxury, not a life lesson a child needs to survive, a mountain-loving mother admits. But swimming and school? You gotta do both.


Let me explain the long, wandering road to camperville.

Discovering Your Place

Know the dirt, feel it under your fingernails, get your breath taken away

To Fall or Fly

Smart and stubborn, my daughter held the key to her own ability on two skis this whole time.