Sex has seasons, just like everything else in our lives. That's why it is so important to keep the communication alive in your marriage and to talk about that three-letter-word—even if it makes you suuuper uncomfortable. Here's an analogy to bring it home:...read more
After finishing a Spartan Sprint in January, my husband, our friend Cameron, and I all decided that we wanted to get our Trifecta medals. What this means, is that we would need to complete a Spartan Sprint, Super, and Beast within one calendar year. Easy,...read more
I wrote and sent out 30 letters for my 30th birthday: Here’s why. Two and a half years ago my family suffered a massive loss with the sudden death of my husband’s closest friend. He was like a brother to Derek since they were in diapers, the godfather to...read more
That's me at the ripe age of 2.5 months, gently cradled in the hands of the women who had dreamt me up in her mind for over 20 years. When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Terri's response was always simple: She wanted to be a mom. October 30, 1987 that...read more
Marriage has quite the reputation around it, don't you think? Some see it as a drag, while others spend their entire lives with a cutout photo of their head glued to a wedding dress clip out on the very top of their dream boards. But what happens when the wedding...read more
Nearly every day in the car, my four-year-old son will look down at his thighs, call out for my attention with an excited "LOOK!", and declare: "Mommy, mine are getting big—like yours!" He will then grab his tender limbs and shake them around, repeating...read more
Today's post is sponsored by Woo Garden. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. When I was younger, I probably ate enough Knott's Berry Farm jam to fill an entire swimming pool. It was practically seeping out of my pores from all of the peanut butter and...read more
It's a sloooow creep back up to the mic. My head more focused on each step than what is right in front of me. Looking down as my toes lift and fall back onto the cool tiled floor. Finally, I have arrived to the place my feet set out to take me a lifetime ago. And so,...read more
Have you ever bought a teeth whitening system, only to throw in the towel halfway thorough because of tooth sensitivity? If so, you're not alone. I've never been the type to experience it right away, but usually by day 3 or 4 it becomes a real problem and I end up...read more
Every time I told someone I was taking Derek to Chicago to celebrate his 30th birthday, I was met with the same response: Why Chicago? In fact, after the 5th person or so asked, I began to wonder if I had made some sort of Birthday-ruining mistake by planning this...read more
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