Nester Says Dance, and All I’ve Got is a Hobble

This photo embodies the carefree nature of childhood. That we could all be so free...

Friends, I’m afraid my time on this blog is drawing to a close. It hurts my heart to write those words, it really does. It’s so bittersweet for me to think of moving on, but the truth is, this blogging journey is evolving for me, and I’m slowly allowing myself to be okay with that. [...]

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I’m Baaaaaack

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So apparently I’ve got this burgeoning bandwidth that cannot contain the awesomeness of this website anymore. I’d like to say it’s because of my massive traffic to the site, which would, naturally, point to my spectacular blogging prowess these last few months, and the unendingly hilarious posts that have brought hundreds of thousands flocking to [...]

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This Brilliant World – Keep Your Eyes Open

Image by Tammy Labuda Photography

I have this habit of constantly watching the world around me. It may be the writer side of my brain that finds human behavior so fascinating, but truth be told, I can hardly get through a day without observing something that makes me laugh, makes me shake my head, makes me sigh or swoon, or [...]

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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Blogging is a funny thing in that it gives everyone the chance to stand up tall on their soap boxes and boldly declare I AM RIGHT ABOUT THIS AND ALL THE THINGS! I say this with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek because, Hi! I’m a blogger. That said, even I find myself weary [...]

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The One Where I Brag on My Kids

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Last night Lee and I took a little time to debrief. We haven’t really had time to talk this last month, to process all that was happening. It was sort of survival of the fittest around here, and since he went down hard with the flu, we’ve just passed each other in the house this [...]

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The Story of Goodbye

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Tonight was hard.   There were a lot of tears shed, puddles of salty grief washing soft cheeks, all dotted with freckles. As I held them close, all four of them, I couldn’t help but feel like I caused all of this. I know it’s not true – that such a feeling is a lie [...]

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You’ll forgive me if…

One of our favorite experiences at the Zoo when a friend took us behind the scenes and let us play with this fella.

You guys, I want to write but I simply can’t seem to get my words organized. I’m completely scattered, my brain is a jumbled mess. My washing machine broke, my house is a mess, my stomach hurts all the time and I’m more exhausted than I’ve ever been. You’ll forgive me if the next week’s [...]

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Imagine

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Imagine waking up each morning surrounded by people, but totally alone. Imagine walking to and from school and home each day knowing that you could disappear and no one would really care. Imagine going to bed at night without saying goodnight to anyone. Imagine the doors being opened for you, and walking out into the [...]

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Tenting with Shamoo

My mountain man. Photo courtesy of my friend Karen.

If anyone ever tells you that sleeping in a tent is comfortable, go ahead and assume that person a liar. If they tell you that having the proper equipment is all that stands between you and a good night’s sleep in a tent, kick them in the shins and flee. We camped last weekend. Our [...]

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Gone Camping

We are leaving shortly for a weekend long camping trip with friends. Our car is packed to the max, which kind of makes me feel like we’re doing camping wrong, but whatever. We’re not hiking to camp, so BRING ON THE CREATURE COMFORTS! In lieu of an actual post, I thought I’d leave you with [...]

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