Sweet Child, Never Change. Anyone who knows me well knows that I truly struggled with the toddler and early childhood years of parenthood. Infancy? I had it under control. Babies are just so dang cute. I was completely enamored by every tiny sigh, every giggle, every side-eye glare. But then toddlerhood and early childhood …… Continue reading March 17, 2021
The World is Cruel. Be Kind. A few nights ago, as Tyler and I were making our nightly rounds through several national news programs, we stumbled across the headline, “Attacks Against Asian-Americans Spike.” The headline accompanied a horrific video of a 19-year-old man body slamming an 84-year-old Asian man to the ground. The man, Vichar… Continue reading March 10, 2021
Go-Go-Go. No-Go. Call it COVID. Call it winter. Call it mild depression. Whatever I call it, the end result is still the same: lack of energy, lack of focus, and a deep desire to want to sleep, lie around, and do nothing. But that is not who I am. I don’t know how to sit… Continue reading March 3, 2021
It is almost impossible to ignore the political unrest in our country. Regardless of whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, I hope that we can all agree that what we are seeing unfold across the country is heartbreaking, shocking, and quite honestly, terrifying. If you’re anything like me, you have been obsessively scrolling… Continue reading Finding Peace in a Time of Unrest
When project planning – or designing your ideal life – we are often encouraged to look at the end goal. What is it that we are trying to achieve? The more detailed the better. From there, you are to break down the goal into smaller, more attainable steps. If you are anything like me, you… Continue reading Start Small. Start Today.
I think we can all agree on the term “dumpster fire” to describe 2020. I started the year with high hopes and plans to make improvements. I was committed to my own personal growth and the growth of my blog and writing career. I was focused on making changes and determined to stick with my… Continue reading December 30, 2020
I have long been a planner – the type of person who has to know the outcome before I take the first step. I have always called it “calculated risk,” but recently, with the help of both my life coach and my therapist, I have come to realize that these “calculations” are a form of… Continue reading December 29, 2020
It's been real. But before we close the book on this crazy, upside down year, let's take a moment to reflect. I think we can all agree that it's been quite the year. Nothing any of us could have possibly imagined. For some, the year was an opportunity to slow down, rediscover passions, and piece… Continue reading Goodbye, 2020.
Prior to quarantine, I often left the house long before sun-up and returned home well after dinner time. Tyler and I would try to meet in the city during my long workdays for coffee, even if there was just enough time to grab the pre-ordered coffee and sneak a quick kiss. When quarantine began, we… Continue reading December 26, 2020
We all need downtime. We all need a break from our routines and a reminder of life outside of our homes. As the school year starts and workloads increase, it is important to not only encourage breaks, but to intentionally schedule fun outings together as a family. Schools are working to figure out ways to… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Schedule Fun