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Writing & Photographing the Family Side of Fire Life


February Stitch Fix: Nailed It

February Stitch Fix: Nailed It


Posted By on Feb 26, 2015

I’ve been receiving my Stitch Fixes regularly, but not blogging them regularly. Sometimes I even photograph them but then refuse to post them because “my face looks chunky in that photo” or “I couldn’t get the shirt to lay properly and it makes me look lumpy.” Body issues are stupid.… Read More
The heavy snow on Saturday made for perfect playtime for the brothers. And the dog, apparently, who went absolutely giddy with dog-glee. The boys headed outside first. They built a fort. They made a tunnel by building snow around a giant bouncy ball and then digging it back out.… Read More
The Never-Ending Snow Day

The Never-Ending Snow Day


Posted By on Feb 20, 2015

My children haven’t attended a full week of school since the week of December 8, 2014. Granted, the week of December 15th had nothing to do with winter and everything to do with The Sickness that caused 150 children to miss school in one day.… Read More
In the Blood

In the Blood


Posted By on Feb 19, 2015

Taken February 15, 2010. We pulled our jackets around ourselves as we exited the library. “Mommy, will you call Daddy and see if we can say hi on the way home?” I nodded, my teeth chattering in the wind. I waited to call until the doors shut around us, blocking the wind and blowing snow, and then I picked up my phone.… Read More
I love running in the cold weather. I run faster. I don’t overheat (as much). I don’t dehydrate (as badly). I trained for my first half marathon in the snow, and I loved it. I’d rather run in 25 degrees and snow than 80 degrees, whether sunny, rainy, or cloudy.… Read More
Something Good, Something True

Something Good, Something True


Posted By on Feb 15, 2015

Last month in the throes of early-January “let’s organize all the things,” I decided the time had come to sort through the books on my shelves. I needed to decide what to keep, what to send on its way. I struggle with the “send on its way” part as I love books.… Read More
Last week I shared my training started for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, but I didn’t share what training plan I am using for this race. I wanted something a little different, something a little fun, something a little challenging. I also wanted something a bit shorter than a 16-week plan as I feel 16 weeks leans toward overkill for a half marathon at this point in my journey.… Read More