The Daily B

Storytelling and Misadventures

June 21, 2018

Is the world going to be kind?

Miles' ear infection reached a crescendo around 5 p.m., an hour before he was due another dose of ibuprofen. He wailed, and without thinking, I cradled him, all 44 pounds, in the same way I had when he was a baby -- his legs straddling...

June 21, 2018

half marathon playlist 2015

Running season is here again, which means it's time for a new half marathon playlist. This year I'm hoping to clock some faster times, so I opted for more upbeat music than in past years. Did I miss any of your favorites? Share in the comments. For...

June 21, 2018

SoCal escape

A few weeks ago we surprised the kids with an adventure. That morning, we told them they would not be going to school. Instead, we said, we'd be getting in the car and going somewhere exciting. We didn't say where or who we would see....

June 21, 2018

Halloween 2014

As usual, one kid changed costumes mere seconds before we set out to trick or treat....

June 21, 2018


To celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, Kris and I traveled to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada -- a destination that's long been on our bucket list for its sheer beauty and mountain culture. It's the first time we've traveled together without the kids. No alarm...

June 21, 2018


"Mama, you're beautiful. And Daddy is a little bit awesome." He ran to the mirror this morning to see if he looked different. Taller maybe? Or more grown up? "I feel braver," he said.  ...