Taking Stock of Your Life After Divorce

Ever since around Valentine's Day, I've been in a funk. I don't think it was the actual day per se but other things that were happening around that time that kinda just took the wind out of my sails and made me realize that maybe I'm not really handling things as well as I thought I was....more
When I was going thru my divorce and for quite a while afterward, I had many, many days like ...more

Recipe | Turkey Meatloaf

Squeeeee! I made my FIRST ever meatloaf last week! Not going to lie - I had zero idea how it was going to turn out but [insert pat on back] it was great!! It was really moist, and flavorful so I am excited to share the recipe with you! I snagged the original recipe here but tweaked it a bit....more

On Parenting: The Last Day

A few weeks ago I came across an article online referring to the last day - the last day your child falls asleep in your arms, or the last day they need you to help them get dressed. How time is oh so short and you don't know you're in the last day until it's passed. Needless to say - it got my tears flowing. I've already hit "the last day" on a few milestones with the twins, and it breaks my heart....more

Taking Care of Yourself After a Divorce

One of the biggest things any reading material or advice giver of those going through (or on the other side) a divorce will tell you is to start taking care of yourself! Take time to love yourself, treat yourself well - I mean, I've even seen date yourself! Honestly, this can kind be an eye-roll sort of task, especially when your ex has already moved on and you feel like a total single loser....more
Taking care of yourself is essential. Too many people jump into a new relationship right away ...more

What's the Thing About Beauty?

this is a random post but came about to me one day and i couldn’t stop writing it all down – so enjoy the randomness:...more

Why I'm Proud of My C-Section

I gave birth to two healthy (but premature) girls in July 2014. Throughout my pregnancy, I always knew in the back of my mind that I wanted a c-section. See, I'm in the super tiny group that actually had no desire to push. And when I was asked about my "birth plan" (what's that?) I always shyly, and almost embarrassingly apologetical, murmured that I wanted a dreaded c-section.  I've come across some interesting phenomenen while being pregnant - and part of that was the belief that "super moms" vaginally gave birth and c-sections were a big no-no....more

#WomensLives: A reflection of my experience with domestic violence

the topic of domestic violence has been weaved throughout my life since i was a little girl. it was something drifting in the air, before i even knew what that something was – and even now, as a 31 year old woman i barely give it a thought to what a monumental thing that i’ve personally witnessed in regards to domestic violence....more

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Pasta

I was looking for a yummy casserole type of dish for dinner one night and came across a recipe for buffalo chicken pasta that sounded absolutely amazing. It’s super easy, super fast and most of the items you probably already have in your pantry or fridge! It’s a perfect meal for the family or even for game-day as a side dish! And I'm so excited for how it turned out – spicy, yummy, gooey goodness. I included step-by-step instructions of how i modified it for our dinner below. enjoy!...more

Review of the Podcast "Serial"

i’ve heard rumblings of this thing called “serial” that has pretty much gone viral. i brushed it aside, not really sure what it was until it was so much in my face that i looked it up. narrated by reporter sarah koenig, “serial” is a podcast (available on your podcast app on your iphone or via the website www.serialpodcast.org for free) that takes a deep dive into a closed homicide case from january 1999....more
jainaj I can see that perspective! It's like providing hope when there is none. I did see though ...more

greener grass - conquering envy in our lives

i know someone that has had some amazing life opportunities pop up recently – that are splattered all over facebook – that have tugged at my little heart strings. she and her wife have had the opportunity to travel to thailand (and it looked like a pretty epic trip) and have recently accepted an amazing opportunity which uprooted them from chicago to inland san francisco bay. if you know anything about me – you know that the state of california is my spirit animal – even though i’m more in love with socal, any area of california feels like home to me....more