The Case of the Missing Jewels

There is something wrong with our sweet new puppy, Henry. We discovered it last week when we took him to the vet, and it was both startling and confusing. All was going well until the doctor checked Henry’s reproductive organs. With a semi-concerned look he said, “I can’t find his testicles.” I can only imagine…

A New Long Term Goal

I have a new long term goal, one that is sure to please my soon-to-be husband. My goal is to remain active, toned, and physically fit my entire life. This goal was recently spurred by people I encounter every week who make comments to me like “look how little you are, must be nice to…

Fired as the Family DJ

Teenagers are dumb. It’s not just my personal opinion, it’s science. The teenage brain has not yet fully developed, especially the part that deals with planning ahead, actions and consequences, and understanding mortality. See mom and dad, I DID learn something in college. This may be the only factoid that I remember from school but…

Letter to My High School Self

Dear High School Courtney, It gets better. Someday soon you will learn to embrace the things that make you different, and you will actually be liked for them. I know you feel like you need to have the perfect hair, the perfect body, and say the perfect things, but you don’t. The reality is that…