Letting go of illusion and embracing my next chapter

As I type up my resignation letter, it feels easy to let go of this job. Then I start clicking through my project folders and see all that I have accomplished in these past eight years...and all that I didn't. Some folders contain articles and projects that interested me that I never took time to … Continue reading Letting go of illusion and embracing my next chapter

SOS and other food my mother made

Some of you are familiar with SOS. I have heard that it's well known among military folk . The official name is chipped beef but in my house growing up, it was referred to as 'shit on a shingle'. Classy, eh? My mother would make her SOS using steak-umms (do they even make steak-umms anymore?...don't … Continue reading SOS and other food my mother made

From hell to heaven: How to I survived postpartum sleep deprivation

Any new mom knows the hell of sleep deprivation. Those first postpartum weeks can make us feel like a hot mess, and we may literally be hot and messy with all those hormones running wild, full on nursing sweats, lack of showers and dark circles invading our once vibrant, glowing faces. Ah yes! To have … Continue reading From hell to heaven: How to I survived postpartum sleep deprivation

His, mine, or ours? Why I struggle with sharing money.

Disclaimer: The views in this post are mine alone and based on my personal, very subjective experience. This is not to criticize the experience of my childhood or members of my biological family.  I have been married for 5 years. We have two children between us and one from my husband's first marriage. Deciding it … Continue reading His, mine, or ours? Why I struggle with sharing money.

The second time is sweeter

Oh the second baby. After the ravage of childbirth, the year of 'firsts', surviving sleep deprivation, and finally getting the hang of it, along comes the desire to have another baby. With the exception of 'one and done' families and the 'whoops! I didn't really plan that one', there comes a time when baby fever … Continue reading The second time is sweeter