Today marked a year since I started my job as an evening reporter, news anchor and producer. I’d like to say that after a year as a full-time working mom, we finally have everything figured out as a family, and most days our on-point schedule leaves us feeling closer as a family and excited for… Continue reading You Can Have It All…Except Maybe You Can’t
It seems strange that on a day when it’s 95 degrees and I’m sitting in my sweltering living room (PAUSE: we don’t have AC…we chose the “extras” for our modular home in the middle of February, and I gotta tell you, when it’s -45 outside, you really don’t think it could ever be in the… Continue reading Dwell
Before I had kids, I always heard, “Becoming a mother changes you”. I would nod, thinking, “DUH. You’re more tired, less time for yourself, I get it.” I was sure I knew what it was all about, this motherhood thing. I’d been in the eldest sibling role from age two, I’d babysat tons and even been… Continue reading Keds, the library…and everything changes
A few weeks ago my sister sent me a private message through Pinterest. We’d been watching an old series on Hulu (it was from way back in 2000, you know, when we thought iced lip gloss and metallic pleather was amazeballs) and getting a kick out of one of the mean-girl characters and her relentless devotion… Continue reading Turning 30…
First day as a homemaker, October 30ish, 2013. If you had been standing in the middle of that camper as I unpacked boxes of wedding gifts and “can’t-live-without” housewares, you would have A) actually been sitting on the kitchen counter (there was literally no way to walk through the camper) and B) been questioning why on earth I… Continue reading Tea with Intent to Celebrate
It’s time. My Instagram posts are getting ridiculously long. One picture is never enough. I’m no good at hashtags. I promised my sister. I need to write again. There’s a few reasons I’ve revived the blog, but the catalyst was receiving the images from my maternity shoot with Tangled Roots Photography. When I found out… Continue reading New Beginnings
It’s been one of those days. One of those days that ends with me pouring chocolate chips into my mouth with my only free hand, balancing Harrison on my hip with the other, one of his hands reaching for the chocolate chip bag and the other ripping my hair out. Oh, love hurts. Even if… Continue reading The Crazy Coupon Lady…that’s me
I’m always inspired by the promise of a new year. I am that person, the one that jumps out of her Christmas sweater and into something sparkly, who forces a “celebration” on tired family members because darn it, I will feeI deprived if there isn’t some kind of corny, ode-to-the-past champagne toast and faux enthusiastic… Continue reading Aaaaand We’re Back!
Our little miracle joined the world last Friday, July 25th. It was a fight for both of us, but he arrived in perfect health, weighing in at a healthy 7lbs 3oz and 20 3/4 inches. We are in love, still overwhelmed by this ultimate gift. It’s still hard for me to comprehend that Sam and… Continue reading Boomtown Baby!
This post comes a few months late. Blame it on the pregnancy hormones, but my motivation to do anything besides work, cook, clean and make time to sit in bed and watch Netflix is seriously diminished. I started writing this a loooong time ago- I can’t even remember when. Now, it is summer (EVEN HERE!)… Continue reading Springtime in Boomtown, USA