Word of the Year

Word of the Year

New Year's resolutions have been fading out of fashion over the last several years. It's no wonder. They're often daunting, overwhelming, and by mid-February only a distant memory. My biggest gripe with resolutions is that usually they're made without much thought. What's taken its place, though, is the all mighty Word of the Year. And [...]

Self Care is Basic

Self Care is Basic

It is time that we stop apologizing for being actual humans. We are not machines, people! We need rest. We need a break. When I say self care is basic, I mean self care is a basic human need. It is not indulgent. It is not spoiling yourself. It is taking time for your mental, [...]

The Best 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 8 and Under

Here are my top picks for gifts that are not only budget friendly, but will also grow with your kids. This post contains some affiliate links, which helps support this space with no added cost to you. Happy shopping and happy holiday! These blocks are so great and can be used by any age to [...]

Covid: Six Month Update

Covid: Six Month Update

This post was first published September 2020. It has been updated with current CDC guidelines where noted. Please call your doctor if you suspect you have Covid It's been six months since I contracted Covid. March 19, 2020 was the first day of symptoms, and here we are mid-September. It's been a surreal and crazy [...]