My birthday is on October 31st. All my life my birthday has been shared with the happy trick or treaters, and now that I’m an adult, I can more clearly see the pros and cons of having a Halloween...
I’ve been a small business owner for five years now, and a mom for just barely one and a half. Because my business initially started out as something completely different than it is now, it still feels pretty new...
You may remember creating a dream or vision board when you were a kid. You’d cut out words, photos, places and titles that resonated with you and glue them to a piece of paper. That project was most likely...
Six months after my daughter was born, I traveled to Des Moines with two of my girlfriends.  One of the things we talked about was our greatest fears.  Theirs clearly focused on their kids: choking, strangers, leaving them alone. ...
When the weather starts getting nicer, I start to plan home improvement projects we can tackle over the summer. As soon as the patio furniture hits the aisles of Target, I hit the pages of Pinterest. However, “do it...
I fawn over white home decor. If you were to visit my Pinterest board, you'd notice light floors, cabinets, and even white walls. However, I should also mention that I'm a mother to toddlers, which means we own crayons,...
I’ve been thinking about the titles we give past civilizations…. The Mound Builders, the Crusaders, the Explorers, and more. Those who study the past have identified broad characteristics of those who lived during those times and named them accordingly....
When you work and are raising three little kids, it’s not always easy to find the calm in the storm. Over the years, I have tried many different tactics in search of living a calmer, less stressful life. One...
When I’m bored, I pick up my phone and start mindlessly scrolling through Facebook. When I’m into a show, but a commercial comes on, I pick up my phone and again, start mindlessly scrolling through Facebook.  Then I might scroll...
"Sparking joy" is all the rage these days. Thanks to Marie Kondo, drawers around the world have found their organized way into our hearts. My social media feeds are filled with KonMari organizer boxes and Kondo’d kitchens. However, how...
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Before I became a mom, I used to have the time to hunt for unique gifts and special trinkets that I could group together...