Welcome, rosalie grace!

To say that it’s been a transformative summer would be a severe understatement. In the past month we said goodbye to the Capitol Hill condo we’ve called home for six years, parted ways with dear friends in the neighborhood, moved fully into our new house in the country, and welcomed our beautiful daughter Rosalie Grace […]

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if it’s not one thing, it’s zika.

Someone can’t wait to be a daddy to his baby girl! Friends, I’ll be honest. I’m fuming over here. I’ve just about lost my cool with the healthcare system and I’m trying hard to manage some serious frustration. At the end of February, I wrote about our scare with an arachnoid cyst diagnosis. It was […]

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love your brain

This morning while driving Jack to school, I observed a young father biking next to us, his daughter riding in the seat behind him. Neither dad nor daughter were wearing helmets.  This is not a particularly unusual scene in Capitol Hill. While I’m happy to report that the number of helmeted bikers far exceeds the […]

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It’s a……!

 The best laid plans in life, sigh. A few weeks ago I had two great intentions:1) To write more frequently on the blog2) To stay surprised about the gender of Baby #2 But then life intervened, handing me a giant smackdown in the form of flu and massive anxiety. I’ll explain further. After a wonderful […]

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new year, new adventures

From sunny Mexico to another historic blizzard in Washington, DC, it’s been an eventful 2016 so far! In case you’ve missed anything, here are our current 2016 stats: Jack is now 5-years-old with a little less than 5 months to go until kindergarten! His current obsessions include all things repitilian or prehistoric, cooking shows (The […]

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A Girl, A Log Cabin, and a Head Full of Neuroses

Last week I embarked on my first ever writing sabbatical. I dropped my son off at school Monday morning, packed the dog in the car, loaded up on goodies at Wegman’s, and listened to 4 hours of RadioLab as I drove to Deep Creek, MD.  A friend had generously loaned her cabin to me for […]

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The Promises We Make to Ourselves

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of conducting a phone interview with the man featured in the video below. His name is Bill Hansen (although he’s known as “Big Sarge”) and he’s a member of the Wounded Warriors organization. After returning from Iraq with multiple head injuries, Big Sarge has gone on to compete […]

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Losing Sight

A lot of folks are hunched over their computers right now drafting essays and opinion pieces on depression, suicide, and the loss of the great Robin Williams. I promise you I have nothing original to offer in terms of a new perspective on all this, but as I carry the weight of a heavy heart […]

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The Return

A few days ago I was presented with a true test of all this yogi spirituality I’ve been trained in over the past few weeks. I won’t go into details, but I’ll just say that our family experienced a real setback in all the miraculous recovery we’ve experienced in the nearly two years since TC’s […]

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Forget Hate, Instead Appreciate

Uggh, why is it our natural instinct as humans (and especially women) to be so constantly deprecating in the way we describe and think about our bodies? In the months leading up to this training, I was overwhelmed with anxiety about being fit enough, strong enough, and thin enough to hold my own in this […]

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