I am enough days in to 2016 to know that I will spend the next nine months correcting a 5 into a 6. I am also enough days in to know that I am due for my token blog post of any new year. So in no particular order, here are the….
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Parenting has been something that has really made me peel back rigid layers of myself. I thought parenting would add layers of certainty and strength. Turns out you need to allow your weaknesses to exist in tandem with your strengths as a mother. If I had it my way my kids would blindly obey me, eat all […]
Today is our wedding anniversary. Seven years married, eleven years together. People look at the husband Conor is and tell me how ‘lucky’ I am. He does the dishes whenever they need to be done (and they always need to be done). He doesn’t bat an eye at being home with the three kids if […]
I remember her texting me near the end of her pregnancy. She said she wasn’t feeling many movements from the baby. My two pregnancies to her one put me in a place where I could reassure her. I told her what I knew to be true, babies get bigger and move less because there’s not […]
We are coming off a year of ‘giving experiences not gifts’ so I’ve been approaching this Christmas with a smaller shopping list and big plans on how to ‘do things’ with our kids. We have told the kids that for Christmas we will take them to a hotel and go swimming. Their reaction has been […]
Fashion has always been something that is difficult for me. Maybe because my style foundations were built with thrift store bag sales and leaning on my awkward personality rather than Silverstone looks to get me through life. In my mid-twenties I started to give myself permission to get crazy, wear nail polish, accessorize, dress how I […]
I am spending this month talking about style because I’ve been doing the #moms30for30. Underneath this, I’m spending this month trying to encourage you fellow moms who are reluctant to dress with more style to step out of your comfort zone. After my second, Lenayah, was born I felt stagnant. I felt consumed by […]
Do you ever go back in your Pinterest archives and check out all your old pins . . . . and then laugh at the board ‘2011 You’ made of ‘DIYs That I Will TOTALLY Do!’. Maybe you actually did them (you get your craft on sista!). Or maybe now the board is just called ‘Cool Stuff Other Chicks […]
Make up was always intimidating for me. I felt like I didn’t know the proper shades of the stuff and the places of the things and the shadows for the eyeballs had me like whoa! When I was in a mom-fog after Lenayah was born, I found myself spending lots of time on my phone to […]
I initially wrote this big, long post on a six month update of how our living space looks since we started to ‘simplify’. Then I put together some before and after pics from January, when we started, to now and showed them to Conor. It sucked. He just said ‘it’s not that good’. I needed […]
Alternate Title: Let’s have a real talk about what’s in YOUR heart We all want it, but we rarely put any personal clarification behind what it ought to mean. We want success, because success means we did things ‘right’, success implies that we are in a great state of life. Therefore, we ‘ought’ to be happy and […]
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