If you were to spend any significant amount of time at my house, it's a pretty safe bet that you'd hear me encourage my kids to go play independently. I won't lie: sometimes I crave the quiet moments. But I don't encourage independent play for me. I encourage it because I firmly believe that it's... Continue Reading →
When our family started eating locally grown foods last year, the decision was only a little bit about health. Honestly, I find Barbara Kingsolver pretty damn inspiring, so by the time I finished Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, I knew I had to try to eat like she did for at least a month. I was excited... Continue Reading →
I just finished listening to Brené Brown's The Power of Vulnerability on Audible. I learned a lot from that six hours of content, but there was one treasure that she kept until the very end that I know will stick with me: you are more than just the thing(s) you do for money. This in... Continue Reading →
Gardening is an absolutely magical hobby. I'm not sure I could tell you all the ways that it's magic moves me, but they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so let me try to show you.
When we started our first garden last spring, there was no plan. We had no ideas about what we wanted in the space, except every vegetable we could find a seed packet for at Lowe's. As someone who was known for her ability to kill plants, I had very little faith that I would be... Continue Reading →
I struggle with anxiety. I tend to take myself far too seriously and worry about things that don't really don't matter more often than I should. It's safe to say I'm busy -- I work as a marketing professional during the day and a wife and mother of two kids under four 24/7 -- and... Continue Reading →