A Letter To My 18 Year-Old Self

Dear Sarah at Eighteen,You will change so much in the next ten years, it will make your head spin....more

10 Self-Care Tips I've Started

   Come visit me at Happy Apple for more blog posts! Michaela Hoffman  ...more

rides with rick: with wi edition

If you have been reading this here blog for awhile (read: six-ish months) then you know that it's a special day when I agree to go bike riding with Rick.  In fact, the last time that I agreed to such a crazy thing was September 20, 2015...more

Did you write a thank-you?

It seems to have become a lost act of kindness...."Remember to write a thank-you card," said my mom a million times throughout my childhood. ...more

Discover The Essence Of Your Life

The impulsive modern world is making living challenging with every passing day and encouraging rat races. We often run the maze of our lives hardly stopping by and pondering on what do we want to achieve from our lives or what is the real purpose of our existence or how can we cultivate a more meaningful life? ...more

bowl cut babes

I'm sure by now that most of you know that Freddie is a twin (and by now you also know that Ricky and Freddie are the same person).  Meet Jimmie, Freddie's twin....more

Time waits for no one.

I have learnt that I am me, that I can do the things that, as one might put it, me can do, but I cannot do the things that me would like to do. - Agatha Christie, English mystery writer  How many stay-at-home moms are looking for something to do? Just to get a break from the chaos of babies crying, pooping, screaming, dirty diapers, hourly tornadoes in the living room...?...more

pie lattes

Well hel-a-freaking-lo. A big ol' MY B for zero posts last week.  Oh, what's that? You didn't even notice....more

One Year Post-Break

Today is a day of reflection.  It’s been exactly one year since I broke my foot.  Wow.  The moment it happened, everything happened so fast I almost couldn’t register what I had just done.  Although now, I remember that moment way too vividly.  I play it over and over again in my mind all the time.  And yea, I cringe every time!  Leaping through the air, I came down on the ball of my foot, and just like that I lost the ability to hold myself up and land it.  My ankle became instant jelly, and my foot rolled....more