My Thoughts On Riots…More Heartbreak…More Damage


I'm a Work in Progresss

In wake of recent events, I think few of us have escaped the images on our screens and newspapers after the rioting broke out. No matter what your view of the Ferguson decision is, I think we can all agree that the rioting is heartbreaking. News stories like these grab the attention of even the most […]

November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving – Are You Feeling It?


Practice Gratitude

It’s coming… Whether you celebrate with family or friends, and whether you eat turkey or something completely different, Thanksgiving is almost here. I remember how when I was working Thanksgiving week (and any other short-week) ended up crazy-busy. There was always a rush to complete last minute projects before the holiday. And while I remember most people being […]

November 24, 2014

I am THAT Allergy Mama: Something Good HAS To Come From All Of This {6 Beneficial Life-Skills Our Kids CAN Develop As A Result Of Having A Food Allergy}


Parenting

Yes, calling out ‘benefits’ of food allergies may be putting on rose-colored glasses. But I am a mama who needs to see that there is good that comes from such strenuous effort and from these challenging experiences. I need to know that there are things I can do to help my child thrive in the midst of something […]

November 17, 2014

It’s No Wonder That As Women, We Question What We Should Look Like – I Want Something Different For My Daughter (and Son)


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

As yet another week ends with viral news spreads of a woman showing a little too much (and doing so proudly), I find myself frustrated with the world my daughter will grow up in. She is only one and a half, but already, I am concerned for her future self-image; body image, self-worth, and what attributes […]

November 14, 2014

DIY Outdoor Vertical Stencil-Painted BELIEVE and GRATEFUL Sign


DIY

For some time, I’ve had sign-envy. Our neighborhood is full of front porches that are decorated for each season. Porches add so much warmth and character to a house. One of my favorite front porch decorations is a large, wooden sign. I’ve been looking around for them, but never buy one because they’re so expensive! When […]

November 11, 2014