Bringing more meaning to Advent

Cultivating faith, hope, joy and love this Advent season   Last Advent I wanted to do something that would fun but would still teach Ava about the true meaning of Christmas – not to take the fun of Santa and gifts away – but to add to why we really celebrate Christmas. I tried an…

Reclaiming Beauty at Home

At the beginning of this year I really set out to try and reclaim some of the sanity in my life. Honestly, like most mothers can attest to, life with two working parents and two small children can be so darn chaotic and just down right exhausting and it’s hard to thrive when you’re just…

8 Favorites for Efficiency

I have always known that I’m a bit of a perfectionist but its not until recently that this was made glaringly obvious in a discussion with friends that I’m kind of an extreme perfectionist. While I knew this growing up, life with kids became a messy life and I thought I’d “gotten better” about this,…

Fifteen Minute Fashion

It takes me about 15 minutes to get myself ready in the morning before work. Let me break that down, 15 minutes for makeup, hair and outfit. (I shower most evenings.) As a working mom, I don’t get that much time with my kids in the day and my favorite part of the day is…

Serial Quitter

I always had an emotional attachment to food growing up. Food was a coping mechanism. When I was in high school, I gained about 20 pounds after quitting volleyball my Sophomore year to try out for cheerleading, Junior year I did swimming and Senior year I didn’t join anything. After that one decision and gaining…