We were packing up our bags to go up to the mountains this morning, and Thea decided to “help” by grabbing a few things and putting them in her backpack. What were they? A pair of socks, a magic wand, a book on mermaids, a set of coasters and a framed picture of me and […]Read More Know That I’m With You the Only Way That I Can Be.
Can someone please explain to me why the split second your first child leaves your womb, there’s a line of people out the door ready to bombard you with unsolicited advice? You have barely even decided what your own parenting style is going to be (let’s be real, there’s the style we thought we would […]Read More Thanks, but I Didn’t Ask
My journey into fitness started later in life and post loads of infertility treatments and hormones. Honestly I had forgotten what my body even looked like previously, which some would say is a good thing, but I’ve found isn’t always great. Because of this, setting goals for myself has been difficult. I was bloated and […]Read More The Numbers Don’t Matter
You come from a family of strong women. We have always pushed boundaries and are never able to filter ourselves no matter how hard we try. We’ve gone through trials, we’ve suppressed feelings, we’ve fought to be where we belong. For years I’ve seen us all struggle, trying to hold back our fierce energy and […]Read More Together We Rise
Ah yes, look at us all hitting the stage of life where we don’t realize how old something in our closet is until we actually do the math. I realized some of my underpants are 15 years old the other day, and I’m still wearing a shirt I got at the goodwill in college to […]Read More My Six Favorite Wardrobe Staples
My 2019 goal was to find balance in this crazy life of mine, and make sure it was the top focus. I’ve always been a bit of a roll with the punches, free spirit kind of gal, so recognizing I needed to take active steps towards not feeling like my life was snowballing out of […]Read More What Does Balance Even Look Like?
I forgot my daughter’s ballet slippers for class this weekend and she was absolutely devastated. I, in turn, felt terrible. As all the little tutu clad girls ran to their moms to put their dance shoes on, all I was able to give mine was an apology that she just didn’t understand. Tears started streaming […]Read More The Invisible Load of Motherhood
I was going through my closet trying to find something to wear for my video call with the entire executive team today, and hesitated for a second when I went to grab a short sleeved shirt. You see, I’m in an upper management position and work with a lot of conservative men. I also have […]Read More Life with Tattoos
Remember the days where you could roll around in a bunch of carbs, never exercise or get 8 hours of sleep and still wake up looking trim, perfect and well rested the next day? I do, although it seems like a lifetime away. I wish I had loved myself more and recognized the full awesomeness […]Read More Embracing This New Body of Mine
What I do to not completely lose it and why I wish I had allowed myself to cave in to spending the extra money sooner. What in the world is our obsession with being able to do it all? Why are we embarrassed or feel like it’s tacky to pay for help with things? I […]Read More Top Five Things that Keep me Sane as a Working Parent