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The Real Multiples Milestones

Milestones.  Rolling Over.  Crawling.  Walking.  Talking.  Firsts.  The feeling of pure joy when your baby coos for the first time.  The elation of being the recipient of your baby’s first smile.  The excitement “We have a walker!”  These are precious memories to be recorded and not forgotten.  I have an entry in my iPhone notes dedicated […]

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Running Communities: The Invaluable Paradox

After crossing the finish line this past June at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, I realized it had been 10 years since my first official race. I used to say “I don’t run, I jog.” But this summer’s milestone made me realize that I don’t just train for an annual race, I’m a runner. It’s a part of me. […]

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“What Happened to Your Head?!” Friends

After sitting down in the chair, I looked up at myself in the mirror. I was excited and expectant of something new, something different. I was bored and searching for a simple way to reinvent my look. I eyed my hairstylist in the mirror, grinned, and said, “I’m up for an adventure. Do whatever you’d like.”  As she began […]

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Adoption: Mountain and Valley, Part 2

The most beautiful girl I had ever laid eyes on was now my daughter, Amilia Degenesh Bailey.  You can read more about our picture perfect adoption story here.  Her nannies lovingly called her, Konjo, meaning beautiful, and were smitten with her contagious personality.  While most of the other babies at the orphanage where severely malnourished […]

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