Never in a million years did I think…

a.) I would be sitting here on day 96, STILL blogging. b.) I would raise a girly-girl who was into princesses, tutus, jewelry, and playing dress up. She’s obsessed with Sofia the First, tutus, dresses because they make her feel like a princess, and an entire box full of bracelets and necklaces for The Babe to play with. c.) that I would love every second of it. But, here we are....

Tantalizing Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatballs

I always thought I wasn’t a meatball kind of girl. I hated the meatballs that sat on top of my spaghetti. The mere mention of them ruined a perfectly good meal. Maybe it was the cheese that was hidden in every single batch, or the mix of pork, veal, and beef that seemed ever present where we dined. So it was out of complete desperation and boredom with our weekly...

4 quick and easy dinner ideas that are toddler approved

We’ve been eating some really delicious meals lately. So delicious, in fact, that The Husband and I have both decided that they all need to become regular features on our weekly menu. And that’s saying A LOT. Here are 4 of our favorites that we plan to make over and over again this summer. Korean Sizzling Beef. I have a seriously hard time getting my shit together to thaw and...

When you let your inner critic run the show.

One of the things my inner critic tells me a lot is that I’m not good enough at anything. It says things like, I’m a good writer, but not good enough to land a feature on a really big publication. I’m a good blogger, but not good enough to grow my following beyond a certain point. I’m a good designer, but not enough to do it for a living.  I’m...

Tropical Bliss Smoothie

So… we went to Sam’s Club this weekend to stock up on a few things and came home with a whole lot more than we bargained for. Mostly because of THE DEALS, but also because I’m a total sucker for massive cartons of fruit and cannot leave without grabbing one of each.  I typically don’t regret that decision until we get home and try to fit it all in our...

Things you should read that other people wrote.

I have been reading some really great posts online and thought it was high time I shared them with you. Here are 7 that have inspired and challenged me this week: A spot on post about the experience of grief and being present for others, entitled Everything doesn’t happen for a reason. My favorite nugget: Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried. (Talk about powerful.)...

Do you encourage and lift up everyone but yourself?

Today was filled with journaling, meditation, self-reflection, and a little (okay, a lot of) crying. It was all done in the name of understanding myself better and exploring some deep seated patterns in my life. It took me a while to understand how and why it all unfolded in the manner that it did, but I’m beginning to see the bigger picture and it’s thrilling. As part of the work...