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Wax on, wax off

Wax on, wax off

Every night this week, from 5:30 to 8, and this weekend from 2-6pm: SOFTBALL. Amanda and I had no idea what we were signing up for when entered the all-encompassing world that is Little League. Even though it’s been hard on our schedules, I enjoy watching the girls...
Softball fail…Can I redeem myself?

Softball fail…Can I redeem myself?

Many of you commented on my story last week about trying to play catch with my daughters and how it ended in tears. Softballs are NOT soft. If a ball bounces off their glove and hits them in the face, they tend to hate you for a period of time. Because of course it...
Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

I’m surprised and grateful. When attending an annual REALTOR® event, I almost choked on my food when they called out my name for the Good Neighbor Humanitarian Award. It was incredible and humbling to receive the award in front of 1,000 industry colleagues. But what...
Staying Present (Despite the Past)

Staying Present (Despite the Past)

I’m 10,000 feet in the air in a cramped plane, heading to Portland for work. I need to prep for an upcoming meeting, but my daughter Ivy dominates my thoughts. She’s eight. For the first 3 years of life, her nickname was the Night Fury. She earned that name for the...
My Mission to Mars

My Mission to Mars

Elon Musk, has a mission to go to Mars. And yesterday, he sent the most powerful rocket ever into space. Elon has a stated goal of sending the first cargo mission to Mars by 2022. Yesterday’s launch proves they are one step closer to that goal. We all have our own...
A place called “Born to Succeed”

A place called “Born to Succeed”

Yesterday, I wrote about my daughter Emilia. Thank you all who wrote back with kind words of encouragement for her. I even got an email from parent of another student at Emilia’s school. She wanted to let me know how much her family enjoys getting Emilia’s newspaper...