Saturday morning I was at the office by 6:30, while everyone slept. Sunday morning Allie and I were out the door by 7:15–headed to run. Clearly, I don’t know what to do with my weekends.
Allie was excited to head to the race, and after we got there and the sleep wore off, so was [...]
It’s amazing how time flies. It feels like I can’t even remember being pregnant with my monkey, but I do remember…
…running a 10k then realizing the very next day, our anniversary, that I was pregnant. I should have known then that she’d be an independent and spirited little runner.
…going to the store to [...]
When will we as parents, and Type A people like me, learn that any plan you make is a guarantee that things will not go that way?
Yesterday was supposed to be Allie’s first day at her new preschool. No more day care for that big girl. She’s 18 months now, time to get to [...]
Hi, my name is Jess and I live in sick house.
The girls are sick.
I am sick.
I am so tired of being sick. I went to the doctor 2 weeks before our vacation at Disney, I was super sick all through Disney because my doctor was convinced that I just had [...]
I’ve made a decision. One that I knew needed to be made. One that I knew would break my heart. Sounds dramatic, no?
I’m going to stop running. For now.
It hurts. A lot. Physically.
I’ve always had issues with my legs. Three weeks before what would have been my first marathon, while on a [...]
I have never cried about daycare.
Until yesterday. Twice.
Ava’s been in daycare since she was 2 years old. That is four whole years ago. Allie started daycare when she was 3 1/2 months old. It’s been fine. To say their daycares were different…well that would be an understatement. No matter though, because I absolutely [...]
Last night Ava brought me an envelope from school. She told me I had to read it.
It was formal and addressed “To the parents of”. I opened it wondering what it was. As I read, I felt my stomach lurch and gasped. She asked me what it said. I told her it wasn’t anything [...]
I said I’d be running rain or shine. That was before the skies opened up on Dallas and began pouring like there was a need to apologize for the horrible drought Texas has in. It rained. And rained. And rained. Hard.
I laid everything out the night before, the way I [...]
I wish you could come up here for the weekend. We could take the girls to a museum, shop, eat. Maybe I could take you for a mani/pedi like you did for my birthday the first year I was away at law school.
Allie is getting so big. I know you’d love her. Of [...]
Some days are good. And by good, I mean you don’t think of her. You don’t think of the monster that took her. You don’t focus on the fact that at 30, you’ve been without a mom for nearly 5 years. You don’t cry because your mom is gone, because your little girl can only [...]