Category Archives: family life

You guys will never believe this. I’m thinking of changing these posts. Yes, I know there’s only been four of them. Yes, I know I just changed the Friday Favorites over to them because I was sick of the Friday Favorites, but guess what? I kind of miss the Friday Favorites.   But then I remembered […]

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For the past four years I’ve reposted this story on 9/11. Why? Because we all have our stories from that horrific day, and try as we might, we can’t make them change. 15 years ago at this time I was trying desperately to get another hour of sleep. My 4 month old had had a fussy […]

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Dear daughters, Today you both start another year of school. For the third year in a row it will be in separate states, and for the 15th year in a row I’ll spend the day trying not to drink my feelings be overwhelmed with feelings that, if allowed, will engulf me. Feelings that surprisingly (or […]

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You know the rest of the rhyme, right? If you were at my cabin with me last weekend when the power was out for over 48 hours you sure as shit do. Pun intended. But while you might not have been there heaving jugs of lake water up into the toilet tank and saying a quick prayer […]

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I’m baaack! Sort of. I’m actually writing this high above the Atlantic as we hurtle through the air toward Boston. Yes, Boston. Not Minneapolis as the DIRECT FLIGHT TICKETS we bought state, but Boston. APPARENTLY we’re down a pilot who became violently ill last night and since THE LAW says we can’t make it all […]

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In a few days we’re headed to London for a week, and you guys, I’m already exhausted. For the past few months I’ve been planning our takeover. Did you get that? For the past few months I’ve been planning our takeover. I’ve read and bookmarked Rick Steve’s advice (to the point where I’m pretty sure […]

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I don’t know about you, but once the Fourth of July is over, summer feels rushed to me. On paper, it’s ridiculous and erroneous, I realize, as we aren’t technically even halfway through it yet, but in my mind — especially this year — I start to panic. Panic over our dog days ending. Or […]

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My girls are now 20 and 15, and for every year I’ve been their mother I’ve been envious of them.Is it because of their youth and the years of possibility they have in front of them? Obviously.Is it their thick, luxurious heads of hair? Since their births are the reason I lost mine, absolutely (and […]

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Hello, friends! Last week I gave you a glimpse into the surreal and slightly out-of-body experience I had being in Stars Hollow and in Central Perk and promised to share another awesome—yet much more embarrassing and horrifying—moment from our time in Hollywood. I also promised to show you a photo we took with an actual American Idol winner, thanks to […]

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I’m about to admit something that is personally disappointing and more than a little bit shocking to have to come to terms with, but is an honest confession. I don’t care for chocotinis as much as I used to? I haven’t read an US Weekly in over a month? Both true. Both disappointing and shocking, […]

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