How Not To Make Allergy-Friendly Breakfast Quinoa

I make a mean allergy-friendly breakfast quinoa. I’m talking dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, nut-free and  gluten-free. I am no domestic goddess, but this is one area where I excel. Except when I leave Dan in charge. Without telling him he’s actually in charge. *     *     * I crept into our darkened house and was […]

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That Time I Cried at the Gym

I cried at the gym on Wednesday. I know some people would cry because they had to go to a gym. Not me. I cried because I knew I would not be coming back. Over the past several months, I have become friends with people who work at the cafe at my gym. Lady Bug […]

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My Hierarchy of Needs

I don’t think dirt cheap babysitting is included anywhere on Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs, but for stay-at-home/freelance writer moms, I believe it should be. I’ve been leaving my 20 month old, (aka Lady Bug) in the care of my gym’s daycare for months and I give that situation most of the credit for my […]

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37 Things I’m Grateful For (Part 4)

Welcome to the final installment of my Gratitude Series. I thought it would be fun to acknowledge my recent 37th birthday by blogging about 37 Things I’m Grateful For (in no particular order). It was. If you missed the previous posts, here are part 1, part 2, and part 3. 30) My kids I feel […]

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LTYM: Boulder- Video Release, Overdue Recap

So, there’s this little thing called The Listen To Your Mother Show. It features local writers reading their own essays on motherhood- the experience of being one, having one, or knowing one, in celebration of Mother’s Day. I’ve co-produced the Boulder LTYM show for three years in a row now, and it has been amazing. My […]

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This is not really a post about my kid’s poop

In the weeks following our our appointment with the allergist who told us Lady Bug has potentially life-threatening allergies to many common foods, I had a lot of nightmares. Also, we scheduled an appointment with a doctor at National Jewish, a world-class hospital in Denver considered to be among the best in the nation as far […]

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Allergies

On a normal Tuesday afternoon, our eight month old would have been napping in her crib. Instead, she was in my lap at the allergist’s office, overtired and on the verge of a meltdown. The nurse administered the skin pricks and instructed me to hold Lady Bug’s naked torso with a very specific grip, so […]

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