How To Parallel Park Like A Boss

The first car I drove was my mom’s suburban- she would let me borrow it at night and on weekends in high school. It was humungous, and learning to park that tank was a feat all in itself. Luckily my grandfather, Murphy, was a fantastic parallel parker and taught me the few crucial steps to... Continue Reading →

A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Self

Dear me, from 15 years ago, Hello dear friend! I know it may seem silly to write you this letter, but I think about you a lot. I look back upon this time in our life with such fondness. I often think about the unique independence college afforded, and how much that influenced this formative... Continue Reading →

Default Parenting, Episode 1

Me, preparing to go out of town for two nights: Wash four loads of laundry, prep the kids' lunches and snacks, wrap the birthday present(s) for the weekend, lay out my son's basketball uniform, stock up the fridge with snacks, and write out the kids' plans for the weekend. Oh, and pack my bag. My... Continue Reading →

How My Kids Taught Me I’m an Introvert

I’ve always loved the human connection. I enjoy spending time with people, listening to their stories, having intimate conversations at dinners and small gatherings. I also like to feel included, part of a group, and a member of my community. My family is very close, and with three sisters and several cousins, being around people... Continue Reading →

Embracing My Secret Identities

The other day I took my kids to breakfast at a local diner. It was my day off, so I was in my preferred comfort attire of Fabletics workout pants and a sweatshirt, my hair in a messy bun. As we were walking out, I couldn’t help but notice the sneer I received from a business-y looking woman,... Continue Reading →

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