As a young girl, I had big dreams and many things that I was passionate about. A few of those dreams consisted of being a mommy, an artist, and an author. The older I grew and the more my life changed, the further back I pushed some of the dreams that I had for myself. … More INTRODUCING IZZY GRACE
I hear people say it all the time, including myself…tomorrow is a new day, another day, another chance. But what if it’s not? What if today was it? If we left this beautiful world tonight and traveled on to an even more beautiful place…Would we be happy with the thoughts that filled our head today? … More WHAT IF TODAY IS IT?
I was full of excitement and fear. The next day I would be boarding a flight all by myself and heading to Florida for a long overdue Mommy vacation. I was beyond excited to go because I had never done anything like this for myself, ever. However, in the same breath, I was terrified. I … More BE WHERE YOUR FEET ARE
I’ve been in a funk for the last couple of weeks…not feeling myself, not wanting to write, or read or do anything really for that matter. I think periodically, we all have those times…the blue times…the times when we can’t really pinpoint what is wrong exactly, we just feel off of our axis. Ever been … More GIVE YOURSELF A LITTLE SPACE AND A LITTLE GRACE
Tomorrow, I turn 37. Blessed and thankful. Brace yourselves – this is a long and windy one! As I shamefully stated in my very first blog, in April of 2015 I experienced a huge failure. That failure started a movement in me…you see, that day I realized that I had not just failed “the test”; … More FIND YOUR UNICORN
Yesterday during a conversation with co-workers regarding the recent increased volumes of hate and violence that seem to be occurring all around us today, I made a statement that I now wish I could take back. I stated, in times like these that I felt selfish and sad for bringing children into the world. This morning … More BE THE CHANGE
Well, summer is here. I checked the weather this week and it looks like several more thousand degree days are in the forecast for Missouri. DAMN IT’S HOT! Summer may be here, but what is not here is the summer body I was envisioning while I was pounding Oreos this winter and binge watching … More BUSTING OUT OF THE BIKINI
It was 1:30 on a Saturday….I had resorted to a large glass of wine and a very hot Epsom salt bath. After a perfectly planned, but failed attempt to entertain a 3 and 6 year old boy creating lasting holiday memories… I had given up. I very carefully and thoughtfully crafted five holiday themed weekend … More A Stroll Down Candy Cane Lane in May
Listen up; your t-shirt is making the rest of us look bad. I saw a beautiful, very much put together woman the other day sporting a t-shirt that said, “I Woke Up Like This.” Ummm….OK, right! Let’s just set the record straight here…you and I both know that your t-shirt is lying. You woke up … More “I Woke Up Like This”…Right.
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. As I think back over the last several years of Mother’s Days I couldn’t be happier that God blessed me with two amazing Littles…that in itself, on a daily basis, is gift enough for me. However, in the event that my family or yours happens to reference this blog for Mother’s … More What We Really Want For Mother’s Day