The Anniversary of an Odyssey

Yesterday, the one-year anniversary of Oliver’s Odyssey slipped quietly by.  I had planned to do something big, in celebration, but true to the current theme of our life, the month leading up to this special day was filled with chaos and little opportunity for creativity.   But this only solidifies in my mind one of the greatest... Continue Reading →

1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

If, five years ago, someone would have told me that I would soon be a person who not only used a calendar, but absolutely depended on one to keep an insanely packed schedule of appointments straight, I would’ve laughed out loud. Calendars were never my style. I was way too carefree and laissez faire for... Continue Reading →

Motherhood, To Me…

  Simple and Complex, together. A never-ending quest for evolution.  The peeling of an onion revealing every shadow part of oneself.  A marathon of tasks and duties, so much so you hardly notice the weeks, then months, then years flying by. An opportunity to become the very best version of You.  A call to self-reflect and improve.  Also, to... Continue Reading →

Shifting Perspectives

As someone who puts her foot in her mouth fairly regularly, I totally understand unintentionally saying something hurtful to someone.   In our world of uber political correctness and extreme sensitivity, it sometimes seems that the safest thing to do is just not speak at all.  I honestly believe most people are good and well intentioned in... Continue Reading →

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