Family Life My Funny Life

    Don’t Fail Me Now, Eyeballs!

    MEWDS - Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome


    So. Funny story.

    And you know it’s a funny story, when I start out like that, right?

    This tale needs the slightest of backstories, so I’ll begin by saying I just started at another new job. It’s a long story since I wrote this post about leaving my original job and starting at a new place.  And now I’ve left that “new place” after 8 months. Let’s just say very simply that what I thought was originally a good opportunity ended up being the wrong path for me.  However, I’m in a much happier place now with this current position. Read more

    Fox Parenting

    When I Go From Mama to Mom

    From Mama to Mom


    There will be a day when I go from Mama to Mom.

    A day when my heart will break slightly, a tiny crack forming with one missing syllable.

    A day when he’ll put on his own socks.

    Find Chutes and Ladders childish.

    Push away when I stay too long with a hug. Read more

    Fox My Funny Life Parenting

    What’s in a Name?

    Baby Name Fox


    We get asked quite a bit about the name Fox.

    Like really, hippie parents?  You named your son after a woodland critter.  Good luck with that future career path, Kiddo.

    Oh yeah, I know your judge-y thought process, old lady in the grocery store line.

    I get it.  I mean, we’ve all made a quick joke at Apple and North’s expense, but since I’ve joined the “Out-There, Celebrity Baby Name Club,” I’ve cooled my jets on criticizing anyone on his or her particular moniker choices.  Because names are… personal. Read more

    Fox Parenting

    A Love Letter to My Son

    Love Letter to My Son

    Fox turned five at the end of August, and like any good, overworked mom, I’m a few days late (and a dollar short after the birthday gifts) in wishing him a proper birthday.  And by wishing him a “proper” birthday, I mean the only way us millennials know how – through some type of social media or Interwebz platform.  I did send him a text message with balloon emojis. Read more

    Family Life

    The Art of Being Grandma

    My Grandma Chris passed away two weeks ago.

    She lived in Columbus, so last Tuesday I travelled to Ohio to attend her funeral. The grandkids were invited to share a few words at the service if we felt compelled.

    And because losing her feels like a gaping hole, I wanted desperately to say something, but felt like there’d be no way I could sum up how much she meant to me in a few words off the cuff. Read more