Why Self-Awareness is Important, Change is Hard and Groundwork Matters

Why Self-Awareness is Important, Change is Hard and Groundwork Matters

As I sit before my computer, wondering just how to begin this essay (because I have SO many thoughts…as usual)…I’m inclined to borrow one of my favorite phrases from the Podcast “Creativity School”, by Grace Chon: “Follow the breadcrumbs. Create from the inside out.” I 

High and Low Finds For Your Fall Wardrobe Wishlist

High and Low Finds For Your Fall Wardrobe Wishlist

Whether it’s the subtle shift in the way the afternoon sun shines, the layer of misty fog blanketing our street each morning, or just that perpetual “ new leaf” I’m always trying to turn over – I’m craving a Fall-closet refresh. Not a full overhaul, 

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Spiders

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Spiders

For us, October always holds the promise of sweater weather, hearty homemade soups, a little spook in the air and some Halloween fun. Though we’ve only experienced a couple of days thus far that would actually warrant a sweater – when it comes to Fall Feels – we suffer no lack thereof! Our days may be toasty, but our nights are cooling down to crisp, Fall-ish mornings…dewy and fresh…just a touch of chill. With subtle hints of the season and a few spooky details, we are cozily cloaking ourselves in all things Autumn.

The 7 Things I Learned in My First Year of Parenting…Part 3

The 7 Things I Learned in My First Year of Parenting…Part 3

5. Redecoration will be your handy new hobby. Side hustle. Religion, maybe.   The truth is, you will have to let go of the life you once knew. This feels scary.     Letting go is one of the most difficult challenges we face. Often 

The 7 Things I Learned in My First Year of Parenting…Part 2

The 7 Things I Learned in My First Year of Parenting…Part 2

Maybe I just never payed attention, or wasn’t given many opportunities to enact this talent before (or hadn’t spent countless hours holding a tiny human the size of a small watermelon within the alcove of my left arm), but I found myself consistently awe-struck at the number of things I could do with one hand. Making bottles for example – pouring with accuracy. Fixing the nipple inside the cap. Tightly screwing on the lid.

Folding laundry. Putting on make up. Straightening my hair. Sending emails. Emptying the dishwasher.

Not chopping vegetables. I tried many times. Veggies need two hands.