October 7, 2016
In defense of parents who aren’t insane

Readers. Friends. Countrymen and women. Lend me your ear and let’s chat about youth sports. Youth sports. THE LAND OF THE INSANE. Marc and I are receiving an education this fall in youth sports. Up until this time, for the first fourteen years of our parenting life, we have been entirely naive. We have done … Continue reading “In defense of parents who aren’t insane”

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May 27, 2016
Field Day

Today is field day at our elementary school. So I feel this is the time you should know these two things about me: One: In first grade, I jumped the farthest in the long jump competition. I jumped six feet. I can feel through the Interweb your respect for me. And let’s face it: I … Continue reading “Field Day”

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September 5, 2013
Swimming Upstream With Diana Nyad

Have you people heard about this woman? Her name is Diana Nyad. I first knew of her after I read a fascinating article about her in The New York Times a couple years back. Miss Diana is now 64 years old, and this week, after 35 years of pursuit, she swam from Havana, Cuba, to … Continue reading “Swimming Upstream With Diana Nyad”

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August 15, 2013
Prancercise It

School starts in a matter of days. This means a lot of things to a lot of people, but to me, it means my children are all in need of pants. These children of mine all display the Tall Man Gene so dominant in my husband. I am well on my way to being the … Continue reading “Prancercise It”

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August 8, 2013
Drop Down and Give Me Twenty

We’re careening around the bend to summer’s finale and I really don’t want to think about that. So I’m going to write about something even more alarming: Working Out. If you have been following this blog for any length of time or if you have run into me EVER, you know I am aging. I … Continue reading “Drop Down and Give Me Twenty”

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December 27, 2012
Resolving Not to Hate Jillian Michaels

I have mentioned this before here, but I would like to reiterate that I will not be making goals for 2013. First my dad made me write those suckers down every year (watch the video on this post for an historically accurate retelling) and now my husband pesters me about this very same subject. Christmas … Continue reading “Resolving Not to Hate Jillian Michaels”

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November 15, 2012
Run the Race

I ran a 5K this fall. And here is why I’m bringing it up: Remember Lolo Jones? Super fit, fast as an antelope, stunningly beautiful? I looked NOTHING like her when I was running. For one thing, my new pants kept falling down. The weather had just changed to cool and my summer running gear … Continue reading “Run the Race”

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