I TRI’ed… and I WON

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Maybe you’ve heard of the of the WIN for KC Tri.  It’s a great little race here in Kansas City.  Well…I don’t want to sound too braggy bragger – and I know this will come as a surprise to many, if not all – but I did it yesterday and I WON. But it wasn’t easy. I’ve had TRI-anxiety, like … Read More

What We Tell Ourselves Matters

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A few months ago, we painted my daughter’s room.  Initially she requested very bold and bright colors and me, being more reserved, said “Why don’t you do something more subtle and bring those colors into the room through accenting.”  (Inner voice pleading: Please don’t want to do crazy colored walls!) Thankfully, this spurred an idea in my daughter.  With the … Read More

This Summer Keep the Slippage on the Slides

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Summers in Kansas City can bring temperatures upwards of 104 degrees.  This was the case a few years back when our twins Blaize and Milana had swim lessons down at our neighborhood pool.  They were 4 years old at the time and our youngest Rocco was 2.  While one of them was with their swim instructor, Chad and I could … Read More

Too Old for this Shiznit

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  I’ve never plucked my eyebrows.  If you’ve met me then… obvi.  But the other day I noticed a little grey mucker had weaseled his way into my forehead baseline and that puppy got yanked faster than a losing team’s goalie in the final minutes of playoff hockey. A few months ago I purchased neck cream … you know… to … Read More

Life in Death

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My family suffered a pretty big blow a few weeks ago – the loss of my Uncle Bruce.  I’m finding that tears randomly drop down my face into a fat puddle mixed with sadness, disbelief and regret when the still unbelievable notion that he is gone passes through the conscious thought. Death.  What a deal.  I don’t know what is … Read More

No Resolutions, No New You

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 In 2005, I was going to become a better cook (ambitious new wife). In 2007, I was going to stop hitting the snooze button (8 is really too many). In 2010, I was going to lose the baby weight (3 babies in two years = mucho lbs.) In 2012, I was going to get serious about yoga (because 3 babies … Read More

We are Better Together

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I’m not going to lie I was dreading doing the Girls on the Run 5K with my daughter Milana.   There was the running thing (see first ever Middle Moments post), it was the first day of 30 degree temps (I’m a cold weather weenie) and I thought there would be nothing more crushing than having to choke on my lungs … Read More

Marriage, Mirrors and Dot-to-Dots

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Marriage is not a straight line.   It’s more like a super advanced dot-to-dot and you’re not privy to the picture till you finish all the connecting. But when you’re in the thick of it, that once simple dot to dot feels like decoding a 10 page cryptogram. Last year, my sweet cousin, little Dave asked me to be a reader … Read More

Life is Kinda Fair

KiraLife, Parenting14 Comments

We are a month into school and the sky is back up where it’s supposed to be. Which wasn’t the case when we got our teacher placements so I wanted to wait to make sure we fully recovered from the “sky is falling” classroom announcements before commenting on them. The hitch was the assignments for my 3rd graders.  Once I … Read More