In Praise of Crappy Hospitality, Or Why I’m Finally Having My Neighbors Over

The morning I walked through the door into my friend’s second floor apartment, I wasn’t prepared. There he was, kneeling on the carpeted floor of their kitchen with a fuzzy haired baby girl whom he met only hours before. The baby’s two older brothers bounced on couch cushions and half-heartedly watched Guardians of the Galaxy … Continue reading In Praise of Crappy Hospitality, Or Why I’m Finally Having My Neighbors Over

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To My Best Friend Who Is Becoming A Mother

Dear Jazzy, I know you're already a mom. You've transitioned beautifully into that role over two years ago. You've taught me so much about love and sacrifice from the way you parent Peyton. I know in the future, I will be coming to you to listen to your wisdom about keeping your head in the crazy times. In many … Continue reading To My Best Friend Who Is Becoming A Mother

People Who See The Past and Future You

I am one of those lucky people who seems to have friendships that never end. My bridesmaids were nearly all women I'd known and been close with for the better part of a decade, if not longer. And we are all still friends. L-R: Ingrid, Holly (my sister), Jen, Ica, Rachel and Jazzy. [Photo credit: … Continue reading People Who See The Past and Future You