The way we view failure

My son walked in while I was getting ready for work and said, "Mommy, I have some questions about ancient Egypt that I would like to talk about." Of course he does....more

It's Okay To Fail

It’s okay to fail. These are four little words I have to remind myself of daily. I’m the first to admit that I am afraid to fail. I’m afraid that all my hard work now isn’t going to result in anything. I’m afraid that I sometimes make decisions that will hinder my plans for the future. The thing is that fear of failing shouldn’t stop us from living. It shouldn’t stop us from doing that one or multiple things we are passionate about. However, fear is paralyzing. It makes us settle for what we think is best or settle for what we think we deserve....more

My worst fashion failures

When it comes to fashion, sometimes I think that one of us is failing the other. I’m not sure who is doing the terrible job here, but I can confirm that with some trends that are out there, the situation somehow ends in a complete failure. ...more

That Time I Did Not Advent Right

I Will Not Let Fear Drive The Minivan

Like I've said before, I idolize the Author, Elizabeth Gilbert. I have learned so many things from her latest book Big Magic, but probably the biggest was that you needed fear to be creative, you just can't let it drive the minivan.  It has to come along, but it has to sit in the back seat, with absolutely no contribution....more

The Fear of Failure

I mentioned in a recent post about how the fear of failure has held me back chasing a dream. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that fear has always played a huge factor in my life. More than likely my fears stem from my anxiety....more

Accepting the Mommy Guilt

Let me tell you about my son. Cian is two and a half. Cian lives a much different life than his sisters did when they were his age. He doesn't go to Music Together class. He hasn't been signed up for MyGym. We hardly ever, ever go to the library, but that's mainly because I never remember to take back the books on time and we keep racking up overdue fees (role model up in HERE!). His last playdate was two months ago. Want to know what Cian does?...more

Make Failure Your Friend

Why is it for many of us, no matter how many achievements and successes we enjoy in our lives, and in spite of all the praise and accolades received, we will sometimes pick up a banner marked with the words FAILURE, drape it across our chest and go about donning the sour smiles of lost beauty queens and race car drivers and all losers in general?...more

Reconciling Passion & The Leap

I’ve been working on the same novel since the beginning of time.In my first incarnation I probably wore mammoth furs and carved this story onto a cave wall with an antler dipped in red ochre.As a slave, I likely told it orally at the close of an endlessly long and grueling day. My “master” wouldn’t have allowed me to learn how to read and write, but that didn’t stop this creation from wanting to come through me. So I must have whispered it in the dark to my children as I tucked them into bed....more

The Fear Of Failure

 The big F word… FAILURE ! Let’s face it everyone is afraid of it and even me to be honest. If your brave enough to call a small piece of the internet home to your thoughts and ideas well then Well done! I salute you because i can be scary, overwhelming, nerve wrecking and exciting all at once. If you’ve taken the first step in starting a blog then your well on your way to starting something rather than nothing....more