How To Get Your Kid To Stop Waking The Whole Family

I used to think the worst way to wake up was to a baby crying. That was before we had two kids. For the past year or so, I have awoken to the sound of my three-year old yelling, “IT’S DAY!!” when the sky is pitch black and day is actually at least an hour […]

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The Preschool Pickup Fiasco of 2015 on Scary Mommy

Sweet Pea, my three year-old, started preschool this fall. Her first day of school was momentous. It was epic, in fact. The way she howled at pick-up, you would have thought I was a kidnapper. I’m sure this will be a hilarious story someday. Like, when she’s thirty. At the time, I felt like Sweet Pea […]

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Musings on Motherhood, Guilt, and Creativity

I struggle with guilt. When I feel burnt out on being a stay at home mom (which happens at least once a day), I remember these years in my kids’ lives are short, that I am so lucky to have the option to stay home and that I am free to work on my writing […]

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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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Workout Wednesday Vol 5: Stroller Running: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Welcome back to Workout Wednesday! Q: What about stroller running? A:Well, lots about stroller running. First of all, you should know where I’m coming from, as far as my experience with this topic. I run with the BOB Revolution. When I was pregnant with Sweet Pea, I asked around and found that every running parent […]

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Ironman Boulder: The View From the Sidelines

I spectated the Boulder Ironman triathlon this weekend. I stood on the grassy edge of the paved path where the athletes ran a marathon under the unrelenting late afternoon sun. Some of the runners had a spring in their step, most were shuffling, and more than a few were walking. An ironman is comprised of a 2.4 […]

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Weaning: It’s not you it’s me.

Here is something I wrote a couple of months ago… I want to stop but I don’t know how.  One more time becomes one more day. Another day becomes another week and I’m no closer to quitting than I was months ago. Dan is patient with me, reserving judgment or comment. But we both know […]

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My Listen To Your Mother 2013 Reading

Do you ever just sit with someone, without talking, and it’s totally comfortable, and not awkward at all? You know, where you just really enjoy just being together? Maybe this post is going to be like that. Because I’m not really going to say anything.I’m just going to share a link to my reading from […]

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