As Mother’s Day came around last year I realized that in 2018, I would celebrate my first year as mother. My excitement grew over the past year just waiting for this May to come so I could join the “official” ranks as yet another mom to celebrate. (And if we were in the UK, we… Read More Appreciating Your Mother All Year Long
Submerge, Part Two The depression is coming back again, wave after wave. Fighting is exhausting. I’m drawn closer as the water coaxes me toward the familiar darkness. I wonder what drowning actually feels like. People have made comparisons between depression and drowning, and it makes me wonder how similar they truly are. Do people thrash… Read More Submerge, Part Two
Have you ever had a gun pointed directly at you while you thought, This is it, this is how I die? I have. In March it will have been four years since I briefly accepted my fate as a victim of gun violence, but I still remember it like it was only days ago. I will… Read More This is It. This is How I Die.
(This post contains some affiliate links. All opinions expressed regarding BirdRock Baby products are my own.) I know, I already gushed about BirdRock Baby and their adorable (and super functional) baby booties, but… They added a bunch of new colors, and I just had to share my excitement with you guys! I decided to get Elsie… Read More More Baby Booties!
It’s been two years since I moved back to my hometown, but truthfully, I miss so many things about Indianapolis. Indianapolis may be a major metro city, but it definitely isn’t lacking in that infectious Hoosier hospitality that you find in the rural Indiana towns. Honestly, Indy doesn’t have that always-on-the-go feeling like New York;… Read More 7 Reasons to Love Indianapolis
Submerge, Part One Eyes closed, jaw clenched, pause; Wait for your dangling feet to break the surface as the splintering dock catches your jeans. A warm breeze drifts above the cold water, chills erupt on your arms that beg to push off the dock. Liquid seeps between every toe, the green light for your plunge.… Read More Submerge, Part One
I can’t be the only one still finishing up last minute gifts. It’s been such a crazy holiday season – isn’t it always, though? In all the chaos I almost forgot about gifts for my coworkers. Fortunately, I found an easy DIY gift on Pinterest using mason jars. (Psst…If you missed the mini-post on Instagram,… Read More Holiday Gift Tags
(This post contains some affiliate links. All opinions expressed regarding BirdRock Baby products are my own.) As a mom who hasn’t had much experience with baby shoes yet, I have to tell you that the BirdRock Baby booties were exactly what I expected and more. Let me start off by saying that I almost never… Read More BirdRock Baby Fleece Booties Review
(This post contains affiliate links to products I use and love.) No bakes are literally my favorite cookies, and I have an awesome no bake cookie recipe. I have to brag for a second: my no bakes are the best. They’re the perfect blend of cocoa and peanut butter, and are delicious with a glass… Read More No Bake Cookie Recipe
I have to be honest with you guys for a minute – mom life has been hard the past five weeks. Things got rough at the end of my pregnancy. When I finally hit 40 weeks, I was so ready to have my baby; the nine months leading up weren’t all terrible, but the last few… Read More Mom Life Update