Choosing the Perfect Preschool

Momming: It Ain't Easy

It’s that time of year again!  No, I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day.  It’s preschool application season!  Depending on where you live, the search for a preschool for your child can be as simple as signing up for the only program in town or if you live in our neck of the woods, competition for […]

February 5, 2019

Growing Pains

Mindset Makeover

One weekend I attended a good friend from college’s bridal shower.  It was a 7 hour drive each way at a time in my life where such a thing felt extra ambitious, uncertain, and anxiety producing but I did it out of a mix of joy at seeing my friend and obligation to get on […]

February 1, 2019



Yesterday we went to the Fairfax County 4H Fair at Frying Pan Farm Park.  Harvey was all about the rides and Dave and I got to re-experience what it is like to be a kid at a carnival. I watched Dave and Harvey go around and around on the carousel.  As I watched them I […]

August 7, 2018

Finding Beautiful Things

Hope, Positivity

We have had a great few weeks. Harvey and I left for vacation on Long Island at the end of June. After two weeks of intensive family and friend time, Dave arrived on the Friday afternoon commuter train from DC and we began the next phase of our vacation. We spent nine restorative, relaxing, fun […]

July 25, 2018

And Both


Somehow Ramsey has been gone for 6 months. I’m not sure which is more unbelievable – that his life began and ended so close together or that I survived it. I am past the point where I think his loss will kill me. I have settled into the daily pain and sadness him being gone […]

February 18, 2018

The Holidays Are Hard


I have felt Thanksgiving and Christmas creeping in on me for months. These were supposed to be our first major holidays as a family of four and instead it is our first holiday season since Ramsey died. How is it upon us already? How did we get here? How has it been almost four months […]

November 21, 2017