It’s 5:30 AM and I’m cleaning up toys. I heard Izzy chirping through the monitor at 4:30 for a bit. She was happy, at least. (Or, to give her due credit, I should say as usual.) But while she did eventually fall back asleep, I did not. Well… I might as well get up and be productive… Izzy has a large playpen, which has … Continue reading this is it?
Last week, as I did my Sunday morning Instagram perusing, I stumbled across this mouth-watering spread: At that moment, I truly understood hardship: being able to see such a beautiful display so close, and yet, tragically, so far away. Luckily, the photo was posted by my sister, who let me in on her and her … Continue reading how to create the perfect brunch spread
I know too many amazing women— I could write a book about all of 'em. Recently, I saw a friend get like a billion happy birthday comments, which isn't that crazy, especially when some peeps have a thousand-plus friends. Rather, it was the CONTENT of the posts that got me: So many of this girl's friends gushed about how … Continue reading a toast to the amazing women in our lives
In case you missed my sappy Facebook post (truly, I'd like to believe that the viewership of this website extends because the confines of Orange County) my youngest sister, Rosemary, turned seventeen yesterday. Though I have two "younger" sisters, I was only old enough to remember Rosemary being born. It's startling to think that I've been … Continue reading being a teenager
Often before people know much more about me than my name, they learn I come from a big family. There’s six of us—Maureen, Meaghan, James (my only brother), myself, Bernadette, and Rosemary. The oldest is in her late twenties; the youngest just learning to drive. The rest of us fit somewhere in the middle. Growing up, … Continue reading siblings are built-in friends, but ya still gotta work at it