Christmas is coming and guess what, friends? It’s bringing a lot of feelings along for the ride. Forget swans, golden rings, and maids-a-milking—here’s the list you really need to help process your emotions this holiday season. Excitement Ahhhh, guys, Christmas is coming! There’s so much to … [Read more...]
We Found It: An Anti-Aging Skincare Line for Sensitive Skin That Works
I am all about easy regimes when it comes to, well, just about everything, and that includes my skincare. I’ve got sensitive skin that easily breaks out if products are full of questionable ingredients, so when I was asked to give the Riversol line a try, I was hesitant. Would it really do what it … [Read more...]
Sorry To Be A Party Pooper, But Social Anxiety Around Holiday Party Season Sucks
I had to laugh aloud when I read a Facebook post this morning that said; “‘I just love holiday party season!’ said no introvert with anxiety disorder ever.” I found this extremely funny because it pretty much sums up my life when it comes to parties and large gatherings. Although, being an … [Read more...]
Christmas Is HOW Many Days Away?
I received a very alarming email this morning. I was going about my day, dealing with an overflowing inbox (as per usual) when Outlook informed me I had a brand new message. “There are only 49 days until Christmas!” the email happily announced. My face: I'm not sure if that fully … [Read more...]
To Build a Home
Just press play - then read. [youtube id="bjjc59FgUpg"] You might have heard this song before (it's not new) - it was used on Grey's Anatomy, probably sometime in last few years or so. (I hardly watch network television anymore it seems, but I'm sure I recall it being used during a "trailer" or … [Read more...]
October: Down, But Not Out.
October and I used to be better friends back in the day. I gave up on September some years ago, because she tends to have this muther running in all directions, kicking my ass at every turn, but, et tu, Octobre?! Between this never-ending brick job, and a new case of head lice to manage, an … [Read more...]
Formula for Happiness
Apologies for using this space as my personal dumping ground lately, but please just listen...K? I'm the kind of person that is very affected by my surroundings. If things are off kilter in my home my whole life seems like it's out of control. That's why undergoing home renovations, probably … [Read more...]
The September Ass-Kicking
We're a mere ten days into this new month, and you can stick a fork in me - I am done. Last night, around 7:20 pm, I followed the sound of sobbing all the way into Ava Scarlett's bed, where the wee one had her face buried in her pink blanket, a complete and total hungry and exhausted … [Read more...]
On Girlfriends and Conversations.
Those who know me well know I probably prize excellent and weighty conversations above just above everything else. And at this stage of life with young kids in it, when they require so much of your attention, and your energy, it is especially sweet when one can kick back and chat, uninterrupted, … [Read more...]
Family Travel: Food Stresses
We're thankful that our kids enjoy food as much as we do. I call them foodie kids as they are some of the most daring eaters for their age groups. Seriously. They will take fresh octopus salad over a chicken nuggets any day. But I remember when they were really young. We have always travelled and I … [Read more...]