I cannot tell you how disappointed I am in Charlie.  He has been lounging around all week long since the boys started back to school, not even feigning nostalgia for the wild days of summer when they were creating chaos in his midst all day long.  He doesn’t even pretend to miss them.  He snores, […]

Sending them off and I couldn’t stop running

by Rebecca on August 10, 2014


It is always with mixed emotions that I send my three boys back off to the institution known as school each August. Tomorrow the madness begins again. Though I will look back at this summer with fondness, (mostly) I am more than ready for a bit more structure in my daily life.  And also some […]

Temporary summer insanity and a lofty goal

by Rebecca on July 10, 2014


After too many days straight of painting, we dropped out brushes yesterday and headed out to the beach for some much-needed rest and relaxation.

Getting out the knots and loquacious lads

by Rebecca on June 10, 2014


Yes, these are my dirty sneakers. I am too paranoid to wash them, because I don’t want the midsole to break down any sooner than it will.   Currently they are residing on the back porch until I feel comfortable running again.

Leaving the single digits behind

by Rebecca on May 5, 2014


The youngest is in the double digits and I am officially old. He is the one who was born screaming and continued to do so for one year and eighteen days, until my left eye twitched and most of my hair follicles gave up on trying to grow amongst the cortisol being released into my […]


(Middle is wearing red.  He doesn’t look like he is about to sit down when he runs.) When I wasn’t looking spring sprung and brought with it our practice track meet (I coach and serve as Director of Communications for our club) and spring break.  In other words, the time of year when the house […]

Advice in two bullet points

by Rebecca on February 24, 2014

So I mentioned a few days ago that we have recently added another runner to our group. She is newly married and totally adorable.  She also doesn’t have kids.  Yet. So I was thinking, as we were all running along using curse words, talking about some of our worst moments as mothers, complaining about our […]

Getting out of the way, consistently

by Rebecca on February 21, 2014


While I was folding laundry the other day, my living room was transformed into a Rainbow-Loom-how-to-video-studio.

These pants are out of control

by Rebecca on February 10, 2014


We kicked off the weekend with a single moment of brilliance, as MFP and I finally figured out a parenting strategy to cope with the twisty arguments of Oldest. I had agreed to help with the middle school track practice, and MFP had some car repair things to take care, but for the moment we […]


Middle has been sick for the past few days, so I have been a veritable cleaning machine, washing sheets, wiping down counters, scrubbing sinks.