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]

A letter to my daughter on her fifth birthday

E, age 5

Happiest of Birthdays to my sweet little girl, I am sort of in denial that you are now five. Five sounds so very big to me. It’s not a toddler and most certainly, not a baby . But that doesn’t change the fact that you are and always will be MY baby. You’ve grown a… [Read More]

Embracing the chaos

I’m not sure what’s happened in the last 10 days, but life has all of a sudden gone a little haywire. I had an amazing weekend two weeks ago full of friends, my family and all sorts of yummy food. Then it all went to crap. My daughter got the stomach flu.  I won’t go… [Read More]

It’s a new year and I’m going with it.

just be

Having a birthday at the beginning of a new year is like a breath of fresh air. I’m ready for new. I’m been cleaning and purging, trying to get rid of all the junk that seems to accumulate with abandon in my house. I’ve also spent the last few days sporadically trying to plan for… [Read More]

Wrapping up 2015 with some of my favorites

cheers

2015 has been a pretty good year for us, but I find myself completely and totally ready for what thee new year brings. It could be a year of changes, with Em starting kindergarten in the fall and me potentially looking for full-time work once she’s settled. My word for the year was EMBRACE and… [Read More]

A Birthday Letter to My 7 Year Old

baby a

You came in the bonus room for a second time, rubbing your eyes and complaining that you just couldn’t fall asleep. I walked you back to your room and crawled into bed with you. You scooted all the way over to make room for me. I snuggled up against your warm little body and felt… [Read More]