(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.

Goals aren’t everything

by Rebecca on January 12, 2014


And just like that, all is well again on the home front.  Just when you think you are ready to send them off to military school, they redeem themselves.

I must be stronger

by Rebecca on January 6, 2014


(This picture is the result of one of the things I appreciate about Oldest – his sense of humor) They say that what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger, so with that in mind I must be ready for the Olympic weight-lifting team.  Sign me up.

Taking care of business

by Rebecca on January 1, 2014


I’ve been fighting off a sore throat over the few days, so I decided to take a bit of down time to do the little things that are normally set aside for some other day that never arrives.

Letting it all sink in

by Rebecca on December 30, 2013

sinking in

New Year’s resolutions aren’t my thing, as I tend to put a ton of pressure on myself to improve in all aspects of my life anyway.  I mean, yes, of course, I could clean the house more, or stop eating salt water taffy, or keep a calm and even tone with the children even as […]

Super mom, super runner?

by Rebecca on December 22, 2013