The Bomb – Part 3

Part 1 and part 2. We’re finally looking well beyond the explosion. Our 13-week old little bomb has the most lovely smile, quiet coos, and big, beautiful eyes. She’s sleeping a stretch of at least eight hours a night, and goes 12 hours between feedings at night. Her five week early arrival is now almost an afterthought, and she’s wooing …

The Bomb – Part 2

Read this post for part 1 Eventually we were able to take more and more steps without falling down, but we still weren’t in the clear. To make matters worse, as a result of all the damage from the initial blast, fires would pop up here and there, and we’d have to put those out first before continuing on. We’re …

The Bomb – Part 1

The bomb had just detonated. No one was expecting it. Not for some time yet at least. We were caught off guard, and we reeled as we felt the effects of the explosion sink in. We looked around, everything was a mess, and we were still trying to process what had just happened. As we tried to get to our …

A Sick Baby

It started with a snort. Last night. Tonight she sniffles and gags. And doesn’t sleep. Wa-wa-waaahhhhhh!!! I pick her up. She arches her back. She struggles. Comfort. It’s all I can do. Here, try your binky! She takes it. She sucks away. Relief. But short lived. The runny nose runs some more. Wa-wa-waaahhhhhh!!! I comfort. It’s all I can do. …

The Michigan Runner Girl Podcast

Heather Durocher, a Traverse City-based journalist and health and wellness writer, founded MichiganRunnerGirl.com back in 2010. She’s been hosting a podcast via the site as well for the past few years. Yesterday, I had the honor for the fourth or fifth time of being a guest on the Michigan Runner Girl Podcast. Heather and I talked mostly about how final …

Prime day is over.

Just as promised a few days ago, I spent much of the afternoon trying to convince myself to buy something on Amazon for prime day. I did, in fact, buy a few items, but they were items I’d had sitting in my cart for the last few weeks. All the Amazon devices (echo, echo show, kindle, etc.) had decent pricing …

TriggerPoint Nano Foot Roller

I rarely use the TriggerPoint Nano Foot Roller to massage my feet. I use it almost exclusively to roll out my chronically tight piriformis and glutes. It’s the perfect width to hit both piriformi at once, or I can shift my weight a little bit to reeeally dig into one side. I sit down on it like it’s a foam …

It’s Prime Day.

I haven’t been super impressed by the deals on Amazon’s Prime Day the past few years, but nonetheless you’ll likely find me wasting way too much time searching for the must-have deals I can’t live with out.

Rojo The Llama

If you’re in the Portland area, you may have heard of Rojo The Llama. He’s the coolest llama you’ll ever meet. I got to meet him today. Unfortunately, Rojo is retiring after 17 years as a therapy llama, so if you haven’t already met him, now is the time.