Encouragement, Fashion, Själ (Soul)

To The Woman Who Doubts Herself

I sat next to a guy who I had a huge crush on in my high school World History class. We often had to do group work together so we would end up talking to each other. I'll never forget one day when I was wearing a light blue "tennis dress" that had short sleeves and… Continue reading To The Woman Who Doubts Herself


When Love Isn’t What We Think It Is | Thoughts On Valentine’s Day

On Valentine's Day, you might not receive a grand display of love or an eloquent tribute on social media. And though you know that the day is overhyped in general, perhaps you feel a bit disappointed. Or feel that someone else is having a better Valentine's Day than you are. Sometimes your spouse does not… Continue reading When Love Isn’t What We Think It Is | Thoughts On Valentine’s Day


Letting Go Of Living In Limbo

  Have you ever been in one place but longed for another? Have you ever spent time thinking, "if I was only back in ______, things would be better"? Or maybe this sounds more familiar: have you ever thought, "I'm not going to be here forever, why bother getting involved and making friends if I'm just… Continue reading Letting Go Of Living In Limbo


Why We’re Like Contestants On “The Bachelor”

I know, I know. The Bachelor is the cheese fries of the television world. You think you’ll have just one fry (or episode), and then before you know it, you’ve finished the whole thing (or series). You know it’s junk, but you can’t tear yourself away from it. The show is extremely cheesy (pun intended), formulaic,… Continue reading Why We’re Like Contestants On “The Bachelor”

Encouragement, Simple Living

10 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Actually Easy To Keep

40-60% of people make New Year's resolutions, but only about 8% keep them. US News says that 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by February. [Are you feeling (un)motivated yet?] Why even make resolutions if we're just going to fail anyway? How can we be in that 8%? New Year's resolutions can be a really… Continue reading 10 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Actually Easy To Keep


Reducing Parenting Fears In A World Gone Mad

Parenting brings a whole new level of anxiety to life. It's hard enough to be an adult and take care of youself, and then you have a tiny human who's determined to try to run in traffic and eat hazardous objects on a daily basis. You think about pesticides and nuclear war, child abductions and… Continue reading Reducing Parenting Fears In A World Gone Mad


Chicken Nuggets, Baking Soda, & Generosity

She was maybe 10 years old, rocking blue streaks in her pixie haircut, sitting next to me in the waiting room at the eye doctor's office.  "Can she walk? I'll make sure she doesn't fall," the little girl asked while holding out her arms, waiting to steady my wobbly baby standing by my feet.  For the… Continue reading Chicken Nuggets, Baking Soda, & Generosity


On Your First Mother’s Day

You'll probably get woken up early today by a mischievious munchkin with drool on their pajamas. I know you wanted, no, needed, to sleep in. Though you are tired, delight in the love found in the morning wake up call of little fingers poking you in the eyes, or little feet tickling your stomach. I know you feel unappreciated at… Continue reading On Your First Mother’s Day


On The Way To Home

"It takes a heap o’ livin’ in a house t’ make it home,  A heap o’ sun an’ shadder, an’ ye sometimes have t’ roam  Afore ye really ’preciate the things ye lef’ behind,  An’ hunger fer ’em somehow, with ’em allus on yer mind.  It don’t make any differunce how rich ye get t’… Continue reading On The Way To Home