labor day, labor day

Schools are closed and pools are open. If you’ve heard that song, we’re destined to be best friends.  If not, well, I’m not all that picky about who I’m friends with.  And after listening to this, you might not want to be MY friend. Has a nice scream to it, right? I’m in love with …

chocolate peanut butter chili

If I’m good at cooking one thing, it’s chili. And I’m only good at cooking one thing. Luckily, this happens to be Travis’ most favorite meal of all time.  He is very easy to please.  Growing up with a mom who had to cook for 10 kids will do that to you.  Make you appreciate …

body after baby

By now, you guys should know that I have two children, Henry and Clara.  Of course you know…they’re pretty much all I talk about. I’m guessing by my descriptions, you have these mental images: Clara – angel baby, Henry – toddler of terror….. …yup, that’s about right.   Pictures don’t lie, people. I’m often asked how …

a day in the life

I’m often asked (usually by my father, who paid for my college education, and might be just a tad perturbed that I’m not using it), what do I do all day?? Good question…some days, even I don’t know. When Henry was first-born, Travis would come home and ask how my day went and what I had done.  …