Authentic Moment #7: My Police Escort

Around this time of the year I always remember all of my ridiculous travel stories flying home from college for the Christmas break. My very first time coming home for Christmas, I had no idea what the heck I was doing. I overpacked like crazy. I had … [Read more...]

Authentic Moment #6: My Dad’s Reaction

Let me set the scene. My parents L-O-V-E Disneyland. It's actually pretty cute. They went there on their honeymoon. They took me there every year between the ages of 3-12. We even all went when I was pregnant with Olivia (our first kid) because my … [Read more...]

Authentic Moment #5: My Friend, the Phlebotomist

As I've mentioned before, when I was pregnant with the twins I had to get my hormone levels checked every two weeks. Which means I had to get blood drawn every two weeks. And, as I've mentioned before, I hate needles. Hate, hate, hate. Mostly because … [Read more...]

Authentic Moment #4: A Husband’s Warmth

If you've never read Simcha Fisher's blog, I Have to Sit Down, you should start. She is opinionated and frank and so so wise. But mostly she paints a picture of a very faithful Catholic wife and mother that doesn't make you think she is levitating … [Read more...]

Authentic Moment #3: Lebron and “The” Shot

I have never seen such an unabashedly excited reaction. … [Read more...]

Authentic Moment #2: Wedding Tears

We were at a friend’s wedding a while back.  The groom had lost his father at least a decade earlier. There was a beautiful bouquet of flowers on a seat in the front row meant to honor him. During the ceremony, the priest spoke the father’s name and … [Read more...]

Authentic Moments: Intro + Jim Gaffigan

We all have our things. Our little eccentricities that we squirrel away from others lest we come off as weird. A couple I know, on their kitchen wall, keeps a running list of all the pluralized compound nouns containing a noun and a postpositive … [Read more...]