It’s undeniable. The days are getting shorter. The sun is setting earlier and earlier. The evening air has a new chill to it. Photos of school supplies and first days of preschool are popping up on my feed. Continue reading “These Are The Days”
I get a lot of parenting advice that makes me cry.
I don’t consider myself a big cry baby or a bad mom. And yet, if you give a mom enough unsolicited and completely irrelevant advice, you’ll be sure to have her crying and feeling terrible about herself in no time. Continue reading “I’m Not A Perfect Mom, But I’m Still The Mom My Kids’ Need”
Mike and I spent the weekend in wonderful Cleveland, Ohio, to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary. Cleveland is absolutely one of my all time favorite places. I love Cleveland’s diversity, and that it is a city proud of it’s heritage. I love that Cleveland is full of artists; from musicians to painters to potters to quirky designers – Clevelanders love to make stuff that looks cool. And above all, I love how much Cleveland loves to eat. The city of Cleveland, is a foodie city. Continue reading “Celebrating 12 Years With 2 Days In Cleveland”
This Saturday is our 12th wedding anniversary.
It’s a good number.
I wanted to do something a little different by way of simultaneously having fun and honoring the milestone, so I asked my brother and sister-in-law to come up with 12 questions to ask us. I’m so glad I did. The following is our (almost) completely unfiltered responses to 12 great questions about 12 great years of marriage. Continue reading “The 12 Years of Marriage Interview”
One of my earliest and clearest memories is of my mom taking us on picnics. Our favorite picnic location was at the Secrest Arboretum, on the campus of OARDC.
I can still see the blanket she would pull out. I can still picture the apple trees that grew in the orchard where we would sit. I remember how quiet and still yet vast it all felt. Continue reading “A Feast of Love”
Exercise has always been important to me. It helps me deal with stress and anxiety in a positive way. It alleviates headaches and tight muscles. And it’s always a guaranteed mood boost. I’ve practiced yoga, run, and swam for what feels like most of my life. Continue reading “The 15 Minutes That Are Changing My Day”
I’ve been thinking about jealousy lately. I’ve been thinking about how jealousy isn’t usually the real problem. The real problem is insecurity. Jealousy is just our response to the problem. Continue reading “Jealousy”
We just returned from our family vacation to Michigan where we stayed at the camp my college roommate runs, Camp Friedenswald. Continue reading “Our Family Camp Vacation Experience”
Things I love and that are making my life full of extra goodness right now.
a clean cell phone case (I just gave mine a bath and it was life changing)
fig infused balsamic vinegar Continue reading “The Goodlist”
“Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived…Tidiness makes me think of held breath, of suspended animation… Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist’s true friend. What people somehow forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here.”
― Anne Lamott,