The beginning of big kid school

A bittersweet milestone, one that is tearing me up as much as it is confusing for her.

Now sprinting with both legs

Yet another first for my child who is drawn to books and art and writing elaborate fictional stories in a summer replete with physically breaking free.

The past that is our ongoing present

The only thing that is going to top this for her upcoming birthday is a real live puppy, and wow is she going to be devastated with a gift card to a hardware store.

On bribery and bravery

Yet another developmental milestone whose rewards are in direct proportion to the years it takes off of your life.

One woman’s quest to change the automotive industry for other women

“If you were going to go into an auto repair shop that makes a promise that says that they are going to guarantee their work, they’ll have a place for you to sit, and they will talk to you in a language that you understand, would you give them a try?”

Fall Break 2013

My favorite type of vacation with the kids, although the world traveler in me is so excited about the possibility of showing them more.

Your mailing address, please

Friends and family are going to be like, whoa. Heather knows how to use the Postal Service?

One instance in which the future looks exactly like it was supposed to

Nearing the maximum of my cellular data plan and one very good reason to buy a bigger one.

It’s not even August and already we are armed

Weathering a heat wave with the help of my family and that which turns Marlo into a Golden Retriever.

Dusting off my Southern hospitality

By the end of the night everyone was speaking with a drawl and swapping stories about the mud flaps on their pickup trucks.