Letters to Lola: Quitting

Today is a big day. After having double knee replacements 10 weeks ago, your daddy returned to work today. Watching him walk down the hall this morning — standing tall, hair slicked back and dressed to the nines in a dapper suit — my heart...

Letters to Lola: Balance

It’s only fitting that I planned to write this letter about Balance two weeks ago, but life got too crazy and I never found the time. I wanted to write about it because my friend and fellow business owner (and “Amy” club member) Amy...

Letters to Lola: Run More

It seems counter-intuitive, but it’s true: “If running is difficult, run more.” You know, that thing that makes your legs scream for mercy, pores spew sweat, and lungs strain for air? Yeah, do more of that. Sounds crazy, right? Well, the thing is, the more you run,...

Letters to Lola: I Can Wait

Whenever I sit down to write these letters to you, my first thought is always “I can’t wait until she reads this one day.” But I stopped myself this time. As a new mom, I bought a sea of books before your big arrival, and drowned myself in information. I wanted to...

Letters to Lola: Stuck in a Rut

I’m going to regret telling you this when you start driving, but I was towed out of our driveway TWICE today. Yes, within a five hour period, I (who actually thought I was a good driver until today) got stuck two separate times and had to call two separate tow trucks...

Letters to Lola: Greener Pastures

I remember my first garden. Well, technically it was my sandbox. But I planted radish seeds in it once, and they surprisingly grew, so we called it my garden. My parents were so shocked that anything grew in it because, for one, it was a sandbox. No soil, just sand....