Fall is Upon Us (or Arrived, if You’re in my House)

I could be embarrassed with how long it has taken me to write a blog post since my last article went up, but honestly, it's for good reason. It's no secret that I'm a working Mama. I recently accepted a very generous promotion, but with a promotion comes more responsibility. Sometimes this means I work … Continue reading Fall is Upon Us (or Arrived, if You’re in my House)

Shiny, Clean Car: My Biggest Challenge Yet

Just like the beloved Daniel Tiger sings, "There are lots and lots of feelings, And we can feel them all." In this case, those feelings have most recently been about car buying. Feelings like, EXCITED: I get to get a new car! I cannot wait to get a new car! STRESSED: Which one should I pick? … Continue reading Shiny, Clean Car: My Biggest Challenge Yet

Celebrating the Flowers in our Lives

It seems like just about every conversation I start with friends, family, coworkers and clients as of late begins the same way, "I am just so busy (or stressed or swamped)!" I am 100% a contributor to the vocalized stress conversations. But it seems like everyone I know is stuck in this rut of running … Continue reading Celebrating the Flowers in our Lives

Little Collins is S • I • X MONTHS!

I remember it like yesterday: sitting in the car on the way to a team birthday lunch for my colleague and I and having tighter than usual Braxton Hicks contractions. I remember thinking, "This one hurt a little bit more than usual, but this stubborn little lady isn't going to come soon. I just know it." … Continue reading Little Collins is S • I • X MONTHS!

May Flowers and Special Mamas

It's true, Spring is here and despite some random hiccups in the weather, flowers are starting to bloom and the sun is starting to linger a little longer. In speaking of May flowers, Mother's Day is also around the corner. Yes, I am a mother and I wouldn't hate a pretty bouquet and breakfast on … Continue reading May Flowers and Special Mamas

I’ve Lost My Mind: Brain Exercises

CRS. It's a syndrome almost all adults experience. It's a worldwide phenomenon and yet no one seems to be talking about it. What is it? It's that moment when you enter a room and immediately forget why you were in the first place, which can make things reaaaaaal weird. Or when you stutter out a phrase … Continue reading I’ve Lost My Mind: Brain Exercises

Baby Steps: Capturing Better Quality Photos

Call me old school, but there is just something special about a printed photo. Growing up I was always picking up a disposable camera, snapping photos of my life and asking to print off my film at the local Wal-mart or Walgreens. I have tons and tons of photos from my childhood that I often … Continue reading Baby Steps: Capturing Better Quality Photos

Crazy Person: My “Keep Your Sanity” List

Parenting is a gift. I prayed and prayed for my girls and take immense joy in the fact that I have two beautiful, healthy girls to love on every minute of every day that I'm able. I understand that not everyone has the opportunity to be a Mom or a Dad and I don't take that … Continue reading Crazy Person: My “Keep Your Sanity” List

Spring Cleaning 2018: The Purge

I am an extremely sentimental person. For as long as I can remember, I would hold onto little notes my Mom would put in my lunch, birthday cards from family members, drawings friends made me, and so on and so on. Eventually, this transitioned into clothes that I was gifted (but maybe would wear once … Continue reading Spring Cleaning 2018: The Purge