If there's one thing I struggle with in my life that impacts me the most, it's the feeling that I'm not good enough. I don't know, exactly, when I started having the thoughts that I wasn't good enough but they've been around for as long as I really remember. I would venture to say all… Continue reading You Are Enough.
"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes"William Shakespeare Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine. You'd think I'd spend tons of time on my costume each year, but the truth is, I rarely dress up in any sort of extravagant way. Since becoming a mom, my costumes are generally… Continue reading Happy Halloween!
One of my favorite things to do is take a vacation. Sometimes, though, time and other circumstances prevent a vacation from happening. When that occurs, I like to do the next best thing - a staycation. I live in the Charlotte area of North Carolina and there is so much to do, which makes it… Continue reading Staycation, All I Ever Wanted
Mental is a huge topic in our world today. Although, if I'm perfectly honest, it's not a big enough topic. There's such an ingrained stigma surrounding mental illness and mental health that even after all the campaigns to erase the stigma and promote the importance of mental health, people still shy away from discussing it.… Continue reading World Mental Health Day
Huzzah! Fall is finally here! This is my favorite time of year, so whenever fall finally arrives, my heart sings. Generally speaking, fall brings cooler temperatures, crunchy leaves, pumpkins, and and overall sense of peace. I'm not quite sure why fall makes me feel peaceful, but it does. I tried ringing in fall in spectacular… Continue reading Happy Fall, Y’all!
Well, folks. Today was THE day - the day I found out my kid dropped an f-bomb at school. According to what his teacher said, he whispered it to another kid. No context over why he said it but the fact is, he said it. This is not the thing a parent of a 7… Continue reading Don’t Say That!
It's that time of year again. You know, when the leaves change and it gets cooler outside. Time for football and bonfires, s'mores and pumpkin spice. Well. I assume that's what happens in the fall. Here in NC, and most of the country, fall is fashionably late. I think it may be a no-show all… Continue reading Hello Fall!
Those are my kids, in the Caribbean, last December. As a big Christmas present, we surprised them with a cruise on the Harmony of the Seas, one of the biggest cruise ships in the world. Like all parents, you go into family vacations with grand plans of how everything's going to go - there's no… Continue reading Let’s Talk About: Vacationing with Kids
I've been a stay at home mom, off and on, since my 13 year old was 5 years old. With the exception of an 11 month period where I did work, it's been home life every day. I'll be the first to admit that I struggle a lot with the guilt of being a stay… Continue reading Life as a Stay At Home Mom
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to run the inaugural Around The Crown 10k in Charlotte, NC. The photo is me, crossing the finish line, taken by the wife of a runner friend. I finished in 1:33:09, which isn't a personal record (PR) but I was only a couple minutes off. It's a great… Continue reading Around the Crown 10K – A Race Review