The great debate; where do I stand?

I have been ignoring the media for most of the past 2 years. I am not on Facebook enough to know what political controversies are brewing and I was not 'notified' that my personal information was sold/acquired by Cambridge Analytics (yay?). I was taught that you don't talk about your age, income/finances or politics. I … Continue reading The great debate; where do I stand?

Three things I love about this summer and practicing gratitude

Summer time, sweet summer time. It is my favorite season. Maybe it's because I am a summer baby or the fact that summer, like most amazing things, is short-lived. There is a small window of warm weather, fireflies, no school schedules, and peepers that serenade us through the night. The first stage is green and … Continue reading Three things I love about this summer and practicing gratitude

Getting Back to Physical and Spiritual Self-Care

I get the gym membership thing. For 4-5 years, my husband and I used to be dedicated 5am gym goers until my first born got close to 2 years old and we could no longer slide a sleeping babe into the car seat while my husband and I took turns working out while the other … Continue reading Getting Back to Physical and Spiritual Self-Care

DIY party favors: frugal and plastic-free

I have been in a funk. Witnessing lay-offs at work last week has left me feeling a bit blue on the heels of Mother's Day. But onward we must go...so I am focusing on my daughter's upcoming 4th birthday party with her preschool and hiking friends. It's an art party, so it should be fun. … Continue reading DIY party favors: frugal and plastic-free

I change diapers during conference calls. What’s YOUR Mom super power?

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill Moms are amazing. Whether you are a biological mother, a God mother, a step-mother, a foster mother, or you play a significant role in a child's life, you are an AMAZING woman. You are kind. … Continue reading I change diapers during conference calls. What’s YOUR Mom super power?

How I am using the art of Tokonoma

With the onset of lovely weather, I wanted to share a tradition I recently read about, Tokonoma. A tradition in the Japanese culture using what we in America would call an "alcove" in our home, to display things of beauty such as scrolls, flowers, art. The arrangement is generally changed daily to help rejuvenate/stimulate  the … Continue reading How I am using the art of Tokonoma