Whoa, I have time.

Coffee quote

On Sept 30, my work contract ended. I made a decision not to pursue more work at this time so I can enjoy my favorite season of the year, volunteer at the kid’s schools and do a few house projects. I’ve “officially” had no work for twelve work days. It’s been SO weird. Making dinner hasn’t been… [Read More]

Clarisonic – it’s not just for women!

Active Fit by Clarisonic

Back in the beginning of August, I let out a SQUEE comparable to a teenage girl. I had been chosen for a campaign with Clarisonic through Type A Parent. I have been eyeing these babies for some time, but could never quite justify the price tag. What if I hated it? What if it didn’t… [Read More]

It could be the last year…

My new boss

Four years ago I quit my job as director of marketing communications for a small juvenile product company to stay home with my kids. Four years ago, I had a new “boss”. It’s been both amazing and frustrating being home with the kids. I can honestly say that I have never, not for one minute, regretted… [Read More]

Absolutely ordinary but absolutely fabulous

Summer Photos- Lane Family

This last week has consisted of your normal summer activities with two young kids. We’ve played 100 games of Monopoly Junior and even more games of UNO. Sometimes we even play where we only deal out the “special” cards (as the kids call them) so we can skip and reverse to our hearts content. It’s… [Read More]

12 things that make me incredibly happy


This May has been a tough one for me so far. I’ve attended two funerals (it’s been years since I’ve even been to one), heard of a few other deaths and one major sickness. It’s almost too much to take in. I know that I’m very fortunate…for much of my life and what I’ve been… [Read More]

Last night I prayed

Last night I prayed - A Parenting Production

I have an on again/off again relationship with God. We spent a lot of time on the same page when I was younger. I went to church. I was actively involved in my youth group. And I believed. Fiercely. And then… I don’t really know what happened. I grew up. My thoughts and opinions changed…. [Read More]

Warren G vs Kenny G (or how I reclaimed my mojo)

Cartoon illustration of a baby jellyfish with a grumpy expression.

I’ve been feeling a little meh lately. Not down and out, not depressed or anything, just meh. Life has been pretty good really, but I’ve had no oomph, no creativity. I sit down to write and I have nothing to say. I try to brainstorm new concepts for my client and I just stare at the… [Read More]

I don’t have babies anymore

My Big Kids

I lay quietly next to you, watching your chest rise and fall as you slept. Every few minutes, you’d sigh and a little whistle would escape your nose. Weren’t you just a baby? Weren’t you just toddling down the hallway waiting for someone to praise you? Weren’t we just getting rid of the pacifier and… [Read More]