Yogurt was my gateway drug

(The following piece was part of a longer rambling essay on mothering in the social media age–I know, I know…not exactly breaking new ground there.  ANYwho.  I took this one segment, tightened it up and presented at my Friday Toastmasters meeting as part of my humorous speech workbook and I thought I would share it here.  This … Continue reading

How this non-runner ran a half marathon

I am not a runner. At least, not one of those gazelle-like natural runners. I am more of a lumbering, wounded elephant, slow runner. Despite this, I still completed my first half marathon in March.  For the past five years I have been talking about picking up running.  I would speak really casually about it. … Continue reading

Peaches! Peaches! Peaches!

Originally posted on manymomsonemission:
It’s the last few weeks of Summer here in Central Virginia so what better way to end the summer than with a visit to our local Peach Orchard.  If you live within a 2 hour drive of Charlottesville, Virginia I strongly suggest you check out Chiles Peach Orchard.  We drove the…

Keeping it real….awkward

I remember when I was a youth (or yout for you Cousin Vinny fans), I was super awkward.  I don’t mean in that “yeah everything thinks they were awkward but really its just a phase” awkward, I mean I was certifiably awkward.   Award-winningly awkward.  Bad perm awkward.  Braces awkward.  I didn’t feel like I … Continue reading

Where the hell have you been

Yo. I was on a break. Why?  Well…it was a bit of a self imposed, self reflection, self centered kind of a thing. Working out the details of some stuff that needs changing.  It was like a spring cleaning for my soul, I guess. But, heres what you missed, or rather…wheres what I didn’t bother … Continue reading

30 Days of Health

There are two things that are going to make May extra awesome this year. The first is my boxing class is back and I cannot wait to glove up and start hitting things.  The second is I have signed up to help raise money for Lyon-Martin Health Services during their 30 Days of Health event. … Continue reading