| May 2015
Mommyness

Happy Mother’s Day to ME!

I would do anything to keep the people I love from experiencing pain. Well. Except for that one thing.. that MOM THING. Penn is about as supportive as husbands and fathers come but, let’s face it, he has no clue what it takes to be mother or what it took to BECOME a mother. One […]
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| Mar 2015
Mommyness

#BooSwap episode 1: Penn gets a blowout

Okay, it sounds like we are trading partners — but really our goal is to help our loved ones understand our habits, hobbies, and indulgences. This really started when Penn pestered me about getting a “blowout” before a big event. It went like this: Penn: “You paid $40 to have someone blow dry your hair? […]
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| Feb 2015
Mommyness

Forty Days

I will admit. I mostly went to church as a pre-teen/teen because there was a really cute boy in my youth group. There. I said it. I mostly drew hearts and our initials during sermons. I vaguely remember this time before Easter being super depressing. Then, finally, on Easter I got to wear a special […]
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| Feb 2015
Mommyness

She’s got his eyes and my anxiety.

Lola is eight. EIGHT! I remember the moment she was born. I expected my first thought to be, “I am overwhelmed by the love, this is a perfect moment, this is all they said it would be!” Instead, I distinctly remember thinking, “I love this little person, WOW that hurt, and I HAVE NO IDEA […]
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| Jan 2015
Mommyness

Resolutions will have to wait.

Everything they say about the Flu is true. The “hit by a bus” feeling, the fever, chills .. EVERYTHING. We started popping Tamiflu yesterday  and have made HUGE gains. Just look at the video: today we can all sit upright! Baby steps…
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| Nov 2014
Mommyness

What NOT to wear when you meet a supermodel

Instead of writing this, I really think you guys need to hear the story for yourselves. It’s a HolderVLOG (please someone come up with a better name).
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| Nov 2014
Mommyness

Down came the plates: Confessions from a multi-tasking flunkie

Is it just me? When I wake up in the morning, I immediately start this wonky plate-spinning circus act. Remember, before the gymnasts that balance their entire body weight on one finger became vogue in the circus world — it was just fun to watch that guy spin a dozen plates on thin sticks racing […]
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| Oct 2014
Mommyness

Dear Chasing Fireflies: Our catalog obsession

(This blog post and video are made possible by a partnership with Chasing Fireflies. If you haven’t seen their catalog, then.. well.. read on..) As an adult — you probably have a favorite store or designer. Penn can lose himself in an Apple store for days. Me? Drop me off in front of a Williams-Sonoma […]
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The Holderness family has been dancing in pajamas and singing during snow days for years — but last year they hit the record button on the camera and published their goofy video on YouTube. Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles continue to make hilarious videos around tent-pole events and circumstances most families face.