Summer Bucket List

One of my favorite bloggers and real-life friends, The Frugal Girl, makes a bucket list every summer. In her words, it’s the list of things she wants to do before summer “kicks the bucket.” I love reading her list every year – it’s inspiring! But I’ve yet to make my own! This summer, that is... Continue Reading →

BREATHE: Advice to New Mamas

I was one of those people who thought I knew everything about parenting before I became a parent. I was the oldest of four children, spent most of my free time in high school babysitting, and both of my full-time adult jobs included working with children. I loved kids, I still love them, but my... Continue Reading →

3 Ways I Regulate My Screen Time

Not a day goes by that I don’t hear or read about someone asking for advice on how to better regulate their screen time, kick the social media addiction, etc. And I have aaallll of the empathy for these pleas because I am in the same boat. I am technically a Millennial, having been born... Continue Reading →

5 Things I’m Doing to Curb Yelling

This started as a letter to a dear friend who is struggling with this same issue. I decided to share my thoughts with you all here as well, because I'm sure moms everywhere can use this encouragement. ❤    I am not the mom I thought I would be pre-kids and that has wrecked me for... Continue Reading →

My “Miracle” Morning: How Daily Meditation Is Saving My Sanity

This is a challenge to an idealist: develop a new morning routine. Anytime I attempt to start something new, make a change, improve myself, I start out expecting the best possible scenario. Now, some would say that this isn’t a bad thing, shooting for success and all that. But being an idealist, it is actually... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Here: My 3 Goals For This Blog

You’ve probably already perused my “about” page and some of my previous posts, but I wanted to share a little bit with you about my goals for this little space on the internet. 🙂 I love storytelling and especially stories of redemption. Every personal development story feels to me like a redemption story: someone hit... Continue Reading →

Permission to Dream

If you know anything about Myers-Briggs Personality schtuff… you’ll know that when I say I’m an ESFJ, that means I’m a nurturer. Or a caregiver. But suffice it to say, I’m not a dreamer. I’m a rule-follower, a people-pleaser, an inside-the-box-thinker, a planner, an organizer, an optimist, a kind, thoughtful, caring, person. But “dreaming” isn’t... Continue Reading →

Sacrifice

First of all, I just want to say, I worked really hard to organize my thoughts for this post! I realize my last one was somewhat scattered and that was mostly because I was brain-dumping. But I know that can be difficult to read, so I tried a little harder this time! Also, I appreciate... Continue Reading →

Getting Uncomfortable

"The secret to success in any human endeavor is total concentration." -Kurt Vonnegut When 2018 started, I was looking back on the past year and forward to the new one, and trying to come up with a new overarching goal for this year...you know, like most other humans when January comes around again. Life definitely... Continue Reading →

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