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3 Things We Should Learn from the Honey Badger

Jared and I have recently begun referring to my daughter Emma as a honey badger. We mean it mostly as a compliment, although one only understood by YouTube or Wild Kratts fans. Fortunately, Emma is well-versed in the abilities of … Continue reading

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A Video Tour of the RV

You guys, it took me two days to put this video together. I’m not telling you that to raise your expectations about the quality, but rather to ensure that you feel compelled to watch it and say nothing but awesome … Continue reading

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Shine Away

From Vikki in a comment on this blog: “Isn’t it time you got over how fragile you are? We’re all waiting, waiting for your supernova, because that’s who you are and you’ve only begun to shine. This song always reminds me to … Continue reading

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Perfect

You’re so mean When you talk About yourself, you were wrong Change the voices in your head Whenever I hear those lyrics, I think about my mother. She’s constantly telling me not to say mean things about her daughter. And … Continue reading

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Eleven

Yesterday he was ten. Today he is eleven. Yesterday I was a scared 19 year old kid and today I am a mother of two who is still pretty scared of messing them up, but no longer afraid of being his … Continue reading

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I have no idea why she’s friends with me.

We met for the first time in the hallway of a Philadelphia hotel room.  I had just convinced all of her friends to ditch her at the airport and make her get a cab to the hotel.  I was sure … Continue reading

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If you saw this, would you hire me?

(Hint:  the only right answer here is, YES!) After much consideration and ample poking and prodding from Jared, I’ve decided to apply for a temporary travel job from TheBigTrip.com. The deal is, basically, that you spend 3 months traveling – … Continue reading

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Baby Got Back. Well, one of us does anyway.

I think I need about 3 days worth of sleep to catch up from this weekend. Once that is done, there may be pictures. In the meantime… Thanks to Kim for capturing this moment from the party, and to Maria … Continue reading

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Dolphin Bubbles at SeaWorld – cool or sad?

I’m not usually a zoo person. In fact, if it wasn’t for the kids I would never set foot in a zoo again. I’ve talked about this before but the short version is: my mother ruined zoos for me. Zoos … Continue reading

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Surviving a Tornado. A video.

I’ve heard a million stories about the tornado that wiped out my hometown, Parkersburg, Iowa, last spring. I’ve seen pictures and books and newspaper stories. I’ve sifted through the rumble and walked through the war zone. And none of it … Continue reading

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