So, a funny thing happened on the way to the COVID-19 pandemic: My foot stopped working after back surgery. Hilarious, … Continue reading There’s Trouble Afoot
Write that down. It’s going in my parenting book.” I am always giving my kids crazy and ridiculous advice, which is shocking, I know. Ridiculous advice is a strength of mine, actually Continue reading The Vagina Speech
I am now just over two weeks out from my lumbar fusion. You should feel sorry for my husband. Continue reading Running Around Like a Drunk 5 Year Old
If this story sounds familiar, it is because it IS. Two back surgeries in 12 months. Continue reading Deja Vu: Haven’t we operated on this back before?
Marriage is a really just a commitment to make years of stupid decisions with someone who also has no idea what the hell they are doing. Or where they are going, for that matter. Continue reading Where the Hell is Northwest?
We need to have an honest conversation about youth sports. We need to admit to ourselves- and everyone else- that while many kids reap the benefits of youth sports, not everything is a rosy as we want to believe. In fact some young people endure experiences which derail their athletic future and destroy their emotional and physical well-being. Our culture worships at the alter of athletics, and it feels like heresy to suggest youth sports are not always in our kids’ best interests. Continue reading What’s the Matter with Youth Sports?
On November 18, 2013, I had what turned out to be life-saving surgery for pancreatic cancer. Though it doesn’t dominate my daily thoughts any more, I know my experience had an intensely profound and deeply personal effect on me and on my family. Continue reading Pancreatic Cancer Awareness: My Story