This Week: Instaweek, Links & Elsewhere



A Beautiful Sunset

Working at the Library


You can follow me on Instagram: FireMom.



Some Saturday Links

What Back to School in Newtown, Connecticut Feels Like by Kathykate. I wish I didn’t have to feature that post this week; I wish it didn’t have to be written. I shared earlier in the week that the parade of happy back-to-school photos on Facebook happens to be my favorite Facebook-season. After reading this post, I can’t imagine what it felt like for those who endured the tragedy last December.

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies by Lindsay at Suburban Turmoil. OMG. We can have bananas in our house again!

Bill Waterson: A Cartoonists’ Advice by Gavin Aung Than at ZenPencils. If you know me and my family, you know of our deep love of Calvin & Hobbes. This post touches on creator Watterson’s work, life and advice including an important discussion on success, fatherhood, and what’s really important. I love it so hard.



In featuring another great post, I shared some of my own thoughts on partners being connected to the baby.

I am thrilled to announce that I am an Instagram Ambassador for the Columbus Marathon. You can follow my training on Instagram (FireMom) as well as the other ambassadors via the #cbusmarathon hashatag. The Columbus Marathon on Instagram will also be re-gramming our weekly photos as well as including them on a weekly post on their blog. I can’t tell you how honored and excited I am to participate in this program!


I hope you’re having a wonderful Labor Day weekend.


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My Inner 90s Girl Is So Happy



I was invited to the Free For All kickoff concert series at Columbus Commons tonight and brought my friend with me. On stage? Erica Blinn & The Handsome Machine, Rick Derringer, The Family Stone, and OMG, Blues Traveler. The two of us have enjoyed a night with no kids, a lovely breeze, incessant Ohio State references (grumble), and great music.

Oh, Ohio. I might love you a little more tonight.