This morning while I was pouring my 3rd cup of coffee, my three year old daughter asked me to look at her. When I turned around to face her she told me “Mommy, can you please smile a happy smile?” Ugh, punch in the gut. I’ve been doing my best to hold my shit together […]Read More Mommy, Let Me See You Smile
The past three weeks our house has been a full blown cesspool. I know I say that every year around this time, and if you know me personally, you know my kid literally catches every single thing in the worst way possible and then usually gives it to me. For example- two years ago we […]Read More Stay at Home Moms, I See You
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
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
Sounds crazy right? I’ve actually been more successful in my career since having a child than I ever was before, and it’s due to a number of reasons. I credit a shift in perspective and full blown exhaustion as the main contributors to my success over the past few years. I was too tired for […]Read More How Becoming a Mother Made Me Better at My Job