The Very Best Thing: A Lesson in Optimism

02.26.17

Raise your hand if your kid gets cases of the "worst case scenario." You know, when they lose a lego and then totally lose it, "This is the worst day ever, I'll NEVER find it!!!" or the restaurant you're at doesn't have PB & Js,"This is the worst day ever, I'll NEVER eat again!!!"  Come ...

5 Must Have Contemporary Children’s Books

07.30.15

The Tiny King  They don't get cuter than this folks. This delightful story with bright geometrical illustrations will have your tot giggling, counting, and marching around the house saying, "Left, right, left, right left."   Pierre in Love Never fails, every time I read the last page I get a little lump in my throat. This story is beautifully ...

Weekly Recap

06.14.15

MONDAY Preach it Monday:  With my new job of four months, I am in an intense learning curve of confidence. I am in charge of a lot of projects, I am considered the "expert" in those projects and have a lot of responsibilities I've never had before. I recently went to a conference attended by all ...

The Spirit Series | Comfort Zones Part ll

05.21.15

photo via Armchair Oxford Scholar Stepping out of your comfort zone doesn't necessarily mean skydiving or quitting your ho hum job, it simply means taking the next step or first step towards something that fuels your spirit. For me, I've signed up for a children's literature course. I have always enjoyed writing for children and even have ...

The Working Mom Balancing Act

05.04.15

"Don't check it. Don't even think about it! I REPEAT DO NOT CHECK YOUR WORK EMAIL," my inner dialogue warns me. I check it, sh!t! Why, why did I do that on my day off! As I write this I sit next to three loads of washed clothes that need to be folded, I'm staring at ...

Weekly Recap

03.29.15

MONDAY Preach It Monday: God bless my mama! This week was her birthday and I hope she had a good one.  For her birthday what she deserved was Denzel W. giving her a shoulder rub, on a balcony in Florence, while eating cubes upon cubes of the world's finest chocolate...nothing less. You really don't understand the love ...

Instagram Stationary

03.23.15

  Instagram Stationary...genius, thank you Print Studio. I have my personal girly stationary that bears my name, but I didn't have any stationary that could be from our family - problem solved. We are die hard Colorado fans so I chose to use my instagram photos that show the beauty of Colorado to make nice gender neutral ...

The Spirit Series | The Happiness Formula

03.19.15

I’m a risk taker. I am. Always have been. Not a “50 on black, date the guy with a wedding band” risk taker, but rather the “move to Hollywood to pursue acting or quit your job, sell  your house & move to Colorado to chase the lifestyle of your dreams” kind of risk taker.  I ...