Up and Down and Up and Down

It was the hilliest and most beautiful half marathon I’ve ever done (and wait until you see the post-race brunch). Plus, a review of the SunTaker products and some updates on other up/down/up/down moments I’ve recently experienced.

Standing Up for Wendy. Standing Up to Cancer.

EFFING CANCER. I have been saying the X-rated version of that phrase over and over since last week, when I found out that one of my favorite people in the world — a woman who is a friend, a colleague, a daily inspiration to me and to millions across the world, a tireless advocate for […]


I’m always a little scattered when I come home from a conference. EXCITED. OVERWHELMED. HAPPY. CONFUSED. And in the case of the IDEA World Fitness conference in Anaheim, California: SORE. Let’s take them in order, shall we? 5 Things I Felt at IDEA World Fitness Conference EXCITED I get butterflies when I arrive at any […]

Saying Goodbye to the Dog Who Chose Us

I should not be writing this post. Because I never should have been Junior’s mom. I never should have had to make the decision to say goodbye to a dog who only three weeks ago was running around in the backyard without a care in the world.

Proud to Be a Mamalete

I’m proud to be a Mamalete because my daughter Audrey is now old enough to mimic and learn and she’ll grow up seeing a mom who moves and sweats and honors her body.

A Day in My Life (Right Now)

I didn’t realize until after I hit publish on my last post that it was my 1,000th written since I launched a tiny little site called Silly Tater Tot nearly six years ago (!!!). In it, I invited you to “Meet Me” and the me was a 27-year-old newlywed with no kids, a new job at a little […]

Homesick, Party of Two

The sign of a good vacation? You cry when it’s over. (I guess that could be the sign of a really terrible vacation, too…but in my case, the tears were because I just wasn’t ready to come home. Neither was Lucas.) I’ve talked before about my family’s property in Maine — we’ve had it since […]

The Not-So-Humble Brag Post

Have you heard of humblebrags? It’s false humility. When you share something that is super flattering to you in an “oh, this old thing” manner. Examples, via @humblebrag on Twitter: This post? There’s NO humility. Just bragging. Because I want to run around high-fiving people and jumping up and down because I am so darn excited […]

Oh Woe

For the first time in years, I’ve found myself consistently awake at 4:00 a.m. with my mind racing. It’s a mix of the reasonable: I hope things go well on our TV shoot next week. Did I finish writing that script in the C block? I have to remember to print those teases. I can’t […]