Fiercely loved

I woke up this morning thinking about Father’s Day, and how I needed to send my dad a text saying “Happy Father’s Day!” Maybe I’d even attach the emoticon with the wink blowing a kiss. But I haven’t done that yet. Somehow, today, that didn’t seem like it would be good enough. Lately, I’ve been … Continue reading

Dear Tats, I’m so sorry

Yesterday I took the day off work so I could wait for the plumbers. We had a major clog in our master bath shower that needed immediate attention. I was hoping they’d pull out something exciting, but it was only a giant hair clog masquerading as a dead rat. From the way the plumbers went … Continue reading

Spring Break wrap-up

Once we finally got going last week, I think the kids had a nice Spring Break. We went to Galveston for a long weekend. Not my favorite Texas beach, but it was nice to get away. Plus, I had to take Colman to Houston on Friday for his cardiology checkup so it was convenient, which … Continue reading

Monkey business

Rowan comes in our room every morning at the crack of dawn to “snuggle.” I love it, but I just want to snuggle. I don’t want to talk, but he’s always full of burning questions. Like this morning–Some might argue it was the middle of the night–Rowan asked in his most rested and chipper voice, … Continue reading

Another giveaway

You want to know something that never changes? That feeling you get when somebody hands you something to eat and then immediately starts laughing when you eat it. That happened to me this morning in the car on the way to school. Rowan asked me if I wanted one of his Cheetos. I said, “Sure.” … Continue reading

CHD Week Giveaway

I know I said I’d post the winners of the giveaway yesterday, but I LIED. For whatever reason, I was thinking that February 7th was on Monday. I know. That makes no sense whatsoever. But my dad reminded me I was going to announce on the 7th, which was yesterday, so I thought I’d go … Continue reading

I Hate Piñatas

I’m so excited to share with you guys that my book is finally out today! For those of you that know me well, you’ll notice I published this book using my maiden name. That’s my way of giving the gift of deniability to anybody who feels they might need it. Except for the two poor … Continue reading

After a decade, there will be tears

There is no such thing as insignificant growth. That’s my new mantra. Colman measured 1.6 centimeters taller than he had on our previous trip to Houston. In talking to one of the heart failure cardiologists, he said, “Well, I wouldn’t classify that as significant growth. I’m disappointed.” Truthfully, I was too, but it was something … Continue reading