This is a valuable lesson I picked up a couple years ago. It started by double checking emails before hitting “send”. It’s made me not only a more effective communicator, my writing has improved and it’s helped me to slow down. So often it seems people feel the need to rapid fire back with responses. […]Read More Double Check Your Shit
I had an unexpected employment opportunity pop out of the blue a couple weeks ago. It appears it went well as I am now in the midst of a career switch. I’m anxious to leave my current position. I’ve been there a few years and felt I finally was settling into a groove in my […]Read More Facing Change
Ever hear of Dermatillomania, Excoriation Disorder, or Body Focused Repetitive Behavior? Then this post is for you. I think you only really know about it if you suffer from it (or you’re a psych student doing a project on it). Also, I am by no means a professional. These viewpoints are my own experiences as […]Read More Destroying Myself
Brush up on what to expect if you haven’t been since 1998 or it’s your first time. Recently (like we are on our way home right now) my family and I took a trip to the Cape to relive some childhood memories and include our now growing little families on the magic of salty air, chowda, […]Read More What to Expect on a Trip to Cape Cod
Part 1: Real Notes About Becoming a Parent I was 32 when I became pregnant. I was terrified of it, but I’ve always been terrified of pregnancy and babies. I’m not sure why because I babysat a ton when I was younger and I was the oldest out of three and had a shitload of […]Read More Fear & Loathing Through Parenthood
Keep your sanity for those nine months with these hot tips. (FYI, this post has an affiliate link to a couple products I recommend. If you decide to purchase it I receive a bit of cash at no cost to you. Hey, isn’t that why we blog?) Take the prenatals. I usually bought the Target […]Read More Self-Care for Pregnancy
Dealing with the Effects of Being a Weekend Warrior, Full-time Worker & Nonstop Worrier If anyone out there is following along with my blog, I don’t want y’all to think I’m just a surly parent, eating and rocking my way through life. I wish I could just do that. That’s not my M.O. though. My […]Read More Work Hard, Play Hard…Struggle Hard ?
Had a delicious French Cab Franc from Loire Valley; a 2014 Bourgueil named Les Quartiers from the maker Y. Amirault This bottle came in around $15. It’s a juicy flavor bomb with notes of cherry, blackberry and blueberry (just guessing don’t actually know!?) – with some spice kicks and the slightest slight of smoke. Powerful […]Read More Hot Tip: Red Wine! Opulent Cabernet Franc
This recipe is bare-bones but always comes out fantastic! Ingredients: Sliced bread (I use Italian, but use whatever you have on hand. My mom used to use Wonder bread and it kept me happy.) Eggs (# depends on how much bread you’re using. I do one egg per slice of bread) Splash of milk (you […]Read More No-Fail French Toast
Or “samezies” or “you’re not alone, high momma” ? I was minding my business, catching up on my blogging fundamentals for WordPress in betwixt checking some other emails in my endless inbox. I clicked on something from Sephora (sure, queue the Halloween theme music b/c that killed any productivity). I found myself on this product. […]Read More Can I Get a “Yeah Girl”?