I Can’t Do Anything Right

I’m so glad you’re here! You may want to subscribe to my RSS feed to keep up with the latest posts. Thank you so much for visiting!I can’t do anything right. No, this is not a case of low self esteem or a pity party, but simply a statement of fact according to my four […]

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Life Around The Internet

Elated Exhaustion has been missing some love lately, but I’ve been busy all over the internet. For Valentine’s Day, a friend and I saw The Richmond Ballet’s production of Cinderella, and it was beautiful! I wrote about it here.  I was also incredibly honored to be featured as a guest poster on Dancing in The […]

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Four and a Half

My sweet boy at 4 and 1/2.

“Mommy, can you come check the temperature? It says 8 6. Well, I know I’m right about the 8,” he poses as he wiggles and tugs for my attention. I leave my school snack making for a minute to walk with him to our thermostat, which does, in fact display an 8 and a 6. […]

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Feeling Alive

After an entire week off school last week due to snow, I eagerly laid out all of my son’s clothes for school this week. An outfit for every day, show and tell, snacks, right down to socks and underwear ready to go. This week, we would get back into our routine. And Monday and Tuesday […]

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It Snowed and I was on TV

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So I accidentally took a week off blogging (again) because it snowed. And apparently, when it snows in Richmond, VA school is cancelled. For an entire week. I can not tell you how frustrating that is. At the beginning of the week I wrote this sweet post about it on Richmondmom.com.  By the end of […]

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The First Snow


“You guys, you guys, LOOK!!!” His feet stomped heavily across the upstairs hallway as he ran, interrupting the quiet calm of early morning sleeping. We stirred a bit in our sleep, more startled than awake. “IT SNOWED!!” He declared in an excited yell. We pulled back our bedroom curtain to reveal the white blanket that […]

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I’m Back and I Got You a Giftcard

There are many different configurations of words I could put together to start this post in the new year. Like why I haven’t blogged in forever or how busy I’ve been or tell you stories about my show or December craziness or Christmas or New Year’s or the time that we let our son have […]

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Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas from our family to yours. 

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All The Things

My last GCN performance.

Confession: I have been terrible about blogging lately. Not that this comes as a surprise to those of you that are sweet enough to read this little blog of mine. But don’t worry, I have been busy other places. On Richmondmom.com I have an article about a humbling experience I had that reminds us all […]

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Thanksgiving Scrabble

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When I was growing up, my Mom had a Thanksgiving tradition of a game involving Scrabble letters. We would pass the velvet bag around the table and draw out one or two letters. Then you had to go around and say something you were thankful for that started with that letter. Literary concepts and thankfulness? […]

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