Facebook, DV and me…”Leaning In”

Those that know me personally know that there has been quite the stir over an image posted on the Facebooks, and because I cannot stomach the idea of giving the jerk who posted the pic any more page views I am torn on posting the URL but it is a graphic photo depicting a woman cowering in … Continue reading

Tears, sweat and the sea

“The cure for anything is salt water – tears, sweat, or the sea.”  Isak Dinesen, Seven Gothic Tales Our road trip with the Kiddo was a success   It looks like future trips will need to be a touch shorter, five hours in a car seat (even with breaks) is, understandably, just too much for her.  We hiked … Continue reading

The Farm Report

I have written in the past about our chickens which we keep for eggs and general amusement, but I don’t think I have written much about our garden.  Gardening is very important to our family.  First, it provides our family with organically grown healthy food with no creepy pesticides or exploitative labor.  While we do not grow … Continue reading

100 Miles: the follow up

Hey ya’ll remember when I said I made myself a goal to walk 100 miles by July? We guess what? I am 80% of the way there!  Seriously!  I am! Heres the deal.  After made the challenge, I became super motivated I was finding excuses to get out and walk…and being a bit of a … Continue reading

Anniversaries, forgiveness and hiking in the rain

For the past several weeks I have spent my Saturday mornings hiking with the kiddo and a group of current and former coworkers.  The hikes are short and usually followed by brunch or frozen yogurt and lots of laughter.  It has quickly become one of my favorite parts of my week (even without the brunch…although, … Continue reading

Sleeping Arrangements

If you have been a new mom or you know someone who has been a new mom then you know that sleep is an especially precious commodity.  I don’t think I have had a good nights sleep since December of 2011. The past few nights have been especially trying.  The Kiddo is teething and is … Continue reading

What Would You Do Wednesdays

About a month or so ago I put a call out on my facebook page for people to send me their questions because I thought it would be amusing to do an advice column.   Naturally, my friends thought this was tremendously funny and sent me a bunch of questions that were either (a) obviously … Continue reading

Backpack Mystery

I wrote yesterday about my new goal of walking 100 miles by July.  I had not planning on writing much more about my daily walkabouts, but then today’s walk turned out a little strange. One of my usual routes takes us (the Kiddo, the dog and me) on a bike/jogging path next to a creek. … Continue reading

100 Miles

I am a little behind on the whole new years resolution/exercise bandwagon.  Mostly because I have exercised regularly so I did not feel like I *needed* to make a resolution.  However, now that I am home more with the Kiddo it is harder to get in a good workout so I have been trying to … Continue reading