When a family secret is revealed

May 18, 2014
We all have our own personal stories. The story that makes up our life to the present. But, what if you find out at some point down the road that much of what you believed to be true…isn't?
Rebecca and I heard Suzan's incredibly candid story about what she came to find out about her conception and genetic origins. Being a doctor and a person of science, Suzan possesses a natural curiousity and desire to find out everything she can about a time that was not documented.

When anything can happen...

March 27, 2014

Anything can happen……

This week we begin a two-part story from a friend of ours, Sabina Burd. You’ll also be able to listen to it in one piece soon here on our website. This story is striking to me in so many ways and on multiple levels. A small part of it is that I have a personal connection to the storyteller. In larger part, there are countless elements within her tale that are both inspiring and a reminder of the precarious nature of our time here on earth.


We’re The Kids In America

February 26, 2014

This week, we talked to Padmaja, a first-time mom from India living with her little girl and husband in the Seattle area. As a mom of a daughter myself, our conversation with her got me thinking, once again, about the “princess culture” unique to our country.



Applying for College

January 23, 2014

This segment illustrates this time and place for young adults on the verge of high school graduation and as they become freshmen again.

Building a Family

December 10, 2013

We are proud to present our two part series these next few weeks about “building a family”. Amanda absolutely captivated us when we talked to her at Mamacon 2013. 

Her open, gracious and humble style so beautifully illustrates what it means to be a family. When dealing with this or any issue, we feel that it’s so important to hear stories like our own… know that someone else got to the other side and not always in the way that they dreamed of.

From Hawaii, to Vietnam and finally to the Seattle area, Amanda retells the story of bringing all of the pieces of her family together.

The Mo Bros of Movember

November 19, 2013

On a rainy, dreary, Seattle morning last week we got a chance to cozy up at the Eastlake home of Derrick Peters. We sat indian-style on the floor with Derrick and his co-mo-bro, Jon Ducrou to talk mustaches and Movember. Both guys serve on the Seattle board and are involved nationwide. Rebecca and I walked in knowing a bit about the org, but not much. We knew that dudes grow staches to raise awareness of mens' health.

A Year of Perspective

November 12, 2013

As the holidays quickly approach, we all think about family and travel- either to get to or away from it!

Our story this week comes from author, world-traveler and dad-John Higham.

Moms Who Drink and Swear

November 4, 2013

We first met Nikki Knepper two and a half years ago at our first Mamacon conference in Bellevue, WA. She’s made the trek from the mid-west to the northwest twice now to talk about her blog and her latest book. Nikki, a Chicago girl born and raised, is one of a few very successful mommy bloggers (think major book deal).