In Pursuit of Perfect

Social media, like facebook and Instagram, do not favor the ugly parts of life. Who wants to look at ugly? Most days, and especially if you have kids, you’re living in the ugly—spilled milk and cheerios on your shag rug right before you have to get in the car for a horrible commute that by…

How It Began: Or, How I Became the Wife of An OCR Fanatic

I guess it’s really my fault that my husband, Mike, became an OCR fanatic. I mean, I really had no idea that in an attempt to promote “couple time,” my suggesting we do a mud run would turn into such an obsession of his. You know the saying, “I remember it like it was yesterday”?…

OCR Household “Swag”

Today, I somehow had more than a few extra minutes I needed to get the kids to school. I’m not quite sure how that happened, since I seem to be perpetually running late to everything these days, but I didn’t question the morning manna. Instead, I figured I would “Get-some-things-done!” I would start with the…

First Confessions

I confess: I’m not actually the World’s Toughest Mother. I’m actually pretty muscle-challenged, despite the fact that my husband is an elite competitor in obstacle course races (OCR races), and adding insult to injury, also trains others to compete competitively in said OCR races. I started this blog, not to chronicle his achievements (of which…