The message hit my inbox. It was a friend thanking me for speaking candidly about my mental health and wishing she could do the same. I brushed it off, no big deal. I speak like this on social media AND in real life. I don’t consider it a great feat to be open about hush-hush … More How to Stay Professional on Social Media Without Sacrificing Your Mental Health
I had plans in mind for today’s blog post. I wanted to give practical tips on potty training a puppy. Or maybe share an inspirational story about how fun it is to raise a puppy and a baby together. Deep down I wanted to write about my seeds, gardening plans, and maybe a “how to … More From Side Hustle to Mom Grind to Sheer Exhaustion
Why more needs to be done about maternal childbirth complications … More Why Mothers Deserve Better Maternal Care
Between holidays and snow days, frozen windows and car doors sit the comfort of a warm home. A place to snuggle under blankets, share hot cocoa, and listen to the sounds of the creaking house and roaring wind. It truly is the “time for home.” Those first flakes floating through the air bring magic, especially … More Through the Snow and Ice
Lending my ear to the old guy, perched on a bar stool, drinking his Miller Lite, reminded me that our world was much different less than one lifetime ago. In our time of instant-everything, limitless goods of all sorts, it’s easy to take our way of life for granted. I’m guilty of it myself. Life … More A Conversation With An Old-Timer, Part Two
The other day at work, a WWII Vet shared some memories of his childhood and adolescent years. Even sang me a song he remembered (“I bought my girl gold earrings and it turned her ears green”). He talked of the hard times, where the country pulled together, as one, for the common effort. When food, … More A Conversation With An Old-Timer, Part One
It was a few days after Thanksgiving. I stood in the kitchen, looking at leftovers, wondering what to serve for dinner. I wanted all these containers, filling up my refrigerator, gone. I googled “turkey casserole,” then created my own version that made my kids gush. And with a toddler and teenagers, that doesn’t happen often. … More Not Leftovers Again! Use up that turkey!