I’ll never be able to live in chaos, and I’m always going to crave organization. But I'm trying something new: embracing the uncertainty and spontaneity that inevitably comes with living life. So this here is it. Welcome to the adventures of a meticulous planner embracing Life off the Cuff.
38 is a nice round number. I feel old(er), but...I like it. With 38 comes more confidence in myself -- or maybe it's not as much confidence, as it is a feeling of "this is me, I accept me, and if you don't...that's okay." With 38 comes the hope of actively participating in my life,… Continue reading This is 38
After I had my twins, life was...challenging. I had lined up helpers in advance, because I knew how hard it was going to be, and also because I knew me. I have a history of anxiety, and had already battled postpartum depression and anxiety. I know exactly what stress, busy-ness and lack of sleep does… Continue reading Be Kind…Always
Earlier this summer, a friend I hadn't seen in a very long time asked me where I glean my inspiration from. He was referring to my writing. He didn't want to know about my career--he wasn't concerned with knowing the publications I write for, or even the type of content I specialize in--he wanted to… Continue reading Life is My Muse
The air is starting to feel cooler and more crisp. The leaves are shifting from shades of vibrant green to deep burgundy and mustard yellow. School has started for some, and about to start for others. It's hard to believe it's already that time of year. As a Minnesotan, I wait (and wait, and wait)… Continue reading A New Season
Lately I have been thinking a lot about the fact that my first child and my twins have an exceptionally different mother. I mean, it’s still me – I am all three children’s mother, but many components of my parenting and personality are vastly different this second go-around as compared with the first. When I… Continue reading A Different Mother