8 Basic Wardrobe Essentials That Every Woman Needs

I have some basic pieces in my wardrobe that I wear a lot and I'm always mixing and matching them with other pieces. These 8 Basic Wardrobe essentials help me to create different looks. I love adding pops of color, and accessories to each of them....more
These are nice tips, though not all that unique. However, the reason I don't have a lot of these ... more

Gluten-Free Isn't For Me

I used to think I was "lucky" that I had a child who, nearly three years in, hasn't exhibited any food allergies. I really felt for fellow new mothers who were painstakingly and scientifically cutting food groups out of their own diets as they struggled to figure out what in their breast milk was adversely affecting their babies. I quaked over the stories of Urgent Care visits and EpiPen deployment that were required to deal with surprise vomit attacks, hives, swelling and breathing issues. And while other mothers sought out allergen-free crackers and cookies, snacks and meals, I bought whatever I wanted. With all the stresses that motherhood brings, going blind reading the cramped and excruciatingly tiny-fonted list of ingredients in order to make sure I don't send my child into anaphylactic shock wasn't one of them. And I felt lucky. ...more
Also, just realized what a hefty run-on sentence that was. Apologies! more

Gluten-Free Isn't For Me

I used to think I was "lucky" that I had a child who, nearly three years in, hasn't exhibited any food allergies. I really felt for fellow new mothers who were painstakingly and scientifically cutting food groups out of their own diets as they struggled to figure out what in their breast milk was adversely affecting their babies. I quaked over the stories of Urgent Care visits and EpiPen deployment that were required to deal with surprise vomit attacks, hives, swelling and breathing issues. And while other mothers sought out allergen-free crackers and cookies, snacks and meals, I bought whatever I wanted. With all the stresses that motherhood brings, going blind reading the cramped and excruciatingly tiny-fonted list of ingredients in order to make sure I don't send my child into anaphylactic shock wasn't one of them. And I felt lucky. ...more
This post was not at all what I expected, and I'm glad it was a little more positive than I was ... more