In the Mom Lane: Go Run A Mountain!

Greetings, from The Peak (Massanutten mountain, elevation 2922 feet)! It’s the start of my 2016 racing season and I’m two months into training for hiking Half Dome! Up first: Pound the Peak. A team race, 2.1 miles up a mountain with 2 challenge stations. Team Escaped Moms Club is back in action! We started training in the late…

In the Mom Lane: Flowers For Mother’s Day

It seems like most every mother I know posted rosy pictures and sweet notes on social media yesterday. This is not one of those posts. It’s not a soap box post about the history and the commercialization of Mother’s Day in the US, either. It’s a little snippet of our day, and hopefully one that will…

In the Mom Lane: If We Were Having Coffee…

This is my first week joining the weekly #weekendcoffeeshare hosted by Part Time Monster! I discovered this weekly blog-post-sip-drink-and-catch-up this past week on the blog of AmieWrites74. As a coffee lover, I couldn’t pass it up a chance to sit with a brew (decaf though it may be at this late hour) and catch up! Without…

In the Mom Lane: Go Climb a Rock!

It’s official! We’re hiking in Yosemite National Park. More than that, really. We’re climbing Half Dome this fall. Here’s the brief history of adventure: About forty years ago, my dad (and mom) climbed Half Dome. Years later, a shirt they picked up on that trip was passed on to me. It was from the Yosemite Mountaineering School…

In the Mom Lane: Grand Slam On A 1-2 Pitch

Big dude turned FIVE last week! FIVE. Next year, I’ll have a kindergartner. Where does the time go?? Any how, on to the story of the grand slam after two strikes. For big dude’s birthday, hubby took the afternoon off and we met for lunch at a Japanese steakhouse near his work and a park with…

My First Blogging Award! A Liebster!

And I’m very excited about it! Because, well, awards! Who doesn’t like them?! On a more serious note, I’m flattered to have been nominated for a Liebster Award by another writer and blogger, Dawn Claflin. She selected me for my focus on writing, specifically essays, flash fiction and book reviews. Aw, shucks. (*Blushes and toes the ground.*)…

In the Mom Lane: 4 Days + 4 Flights + 2 Kids = ?!

When my oldest was a baby, we avoided flying like the plague. He did not set foot on an airplane until he was almost 4 years old. What then, would possess us to take the not-quite 8 month-old on a plane? Family. And a big dose of crazy. We flew across the country to Arizona for my niece’s bat mitzvah…