Sitting in discomfort

kindergarten girl

We’re not in a comfortable place right now. In other words, transitions are hard. And we’re going through a lot of them. #1. Kindergarten We started off with a BANG. My little cutie loved school and was making lots of new friends. Every day was a new name and some new song to sing. Then… [Read More]

There goes a piece of my heart

First day of kindergarten

I thought I’d be fine. We’ve been talking about kindergarten and planning all summer long. We had your book bag and lunch box all picked out and ready to go. I wasn’t even home when you went to bed last night. But when I got home, I crept in your room and watched you sleep. I… [Read More]

One last summer fling

Beach babe

It’s been a crazy few weeks. I know I haven’t been around much, but if I’m being honest, I’ve been barely holding my head above water, so neglecting this blog was the easiest thing to do. We have several house projects going on, which is both exciting and incredibly stressful. Right now it’s complete and utter chaos, but… [Read More]

We’re all wearing war paint

Beautiful young fashion woman with military style clothing and face paint make-up, khaki colors, halloween celebration

I just can’t anymore. Every time I open up my computer or pull up something on my phone, it’s negative. There is constantly some sort of war. Mommy wars. Political wars. Blogging wars. ACTUAL wars. It’s too much. Is there a deserted island I can run off too? As much as I am grateful to be… [Read More]

Jet Lag and Inspiration…my thoughts on Mom 2

Jump

Apparently I have to adult today. I don’t want to. Instead, I want to crawl back under the covers and not come out again for a few days. I’m in denial that life is waiting for me outside my bedroom door. The kids have to go to school. The laundry (eventually) has to get done. There… [Read More]

Nice gets a bad rap

Marie Forleo Quote

I was scrolling through my inbox last week and a subject line caught my eye. It was a simple question but one that spoke volumes to me. Is Your Kindness Viewed As Weakness? I usually delete the emails from Marie Forleo (then why subscribe you ask? No idea) but instead I actually took the time to read… [Read More]

A first for me in over seven years

So something amazing happened this weekend. I got to be home alone…in my house. I know this may not sound like a big deal to some of you. Don’t I work from home? Yes, I am alone in my house four days a week. But that’s not time for me. That’s time for work, cleaning,… [Read More]

Small Business Spotlight: KEEP Collective

Join Keep Collective

This week the spotlight is on me and the business I launched in January – KEEP Collective. When I signed up, it was COMPLETELY out of character for me. I’m not a sales person. You know those people that could talk to a wall and it would probably talk back? That is not me. Sales make… [Read More]

Let’s talk about coffee

I’ve been a coffee drinker since I was 16. Back then, I was drinking “froo-froo” drinks at Caribou with my besties. We’d drink lattes and frozen concoctions while sitting around being cool and relevant to the 90’s society. As I got older, I started drinking regular coffee, always with cream and sugar. For the most… [Read More]

Life happens…and we just keep going.

beach and waves

I feel like I’ve been absent lately — from here, my online world. I think I have something to say and yet when I sit down to write, nothing happens. The cursor just blinks, mocking me. I stare at the empty page willing the words to pour out of me. They don’t. There’s been a… [Read More]