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Explaining Life {and Death}

Explaining Life (and Death) to a Toddler

I began writing a piece about a month and a half ago about why, for a mom of 3 littles, the ‘Holiday Season’ is not always the ‘most wonderful time of year.’ It was to be cheeky and lighthearted. As in, “Why, oh why, can’t strangers stop offering my kids sweets/junk wherever we go?!” And […]

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be kind

New Year’s Resolutions of a Different Kind: Cultivating Happiness

The ball has dropped, the hangover has subsided… Pinterest and Facebook land are full of blog posts and articles about self improvement, how to lose the holiday weight, and become fit/wealthy/fill-in-the-blank in 2017… I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit disillusioned with resolutions like these. With a toddler and a newborn, I hardly […]

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fiercely loyal

Fiercely Loyal and Far From Fake

I am fiercely loyal.  Almost to a fault. I will let almost anything slide.  Except for two things.  Lies.  And being fake.  As I approach my mid-thirties I feel even more empowered to just be myself.     I’ve been myself for a VERY long time.  Annoyingly so, I’m sure.   I have many opinions about […]

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adulting

#2 is a Game Changer

I’ve been told that #2 is a game changer, and even though my little girl isn’t here yet – I can already tell it’s TRUE! The truth…I haven’t been “adulting” very well lately. On top of being pregnant, I haven’t exactly been “adulting” very well lately. The culprit? Baby number two growing in my belly. […]

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parenting

Parenting – One Size Does Not Fit All

I have two daughters.  And while I try not to compare them, I find myself remembering the milestones of my first born while watching the milestones of my second.   And it’s so true what they say, parenting is definitely not one size fits all. My younger daughter took her first steps this week, just […]

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