Style changes across the years, that's totally understandable. I used to be quite the fashionista...not. Comfort over EVERYTHING! I was one of those almost-goth-rocker type chicks. I wore a lot of mens' cut Dickies. See baby me pictured below. I must have been 15 or 16. Oooooh high school. I didn't think too much about… Continue reading My Style Evolution To ‘Mom’
I know that when my husband and I started trying to conceive our first child back in 2015, I was already skimming baby name websites before the end of our first cycle. For a girl (yet to be had) I know that I want a name that is strong but delicate, and has a great… Continue reading Where Do You Get Your Baby Name Inspiration?
Yes. That MF stands for an expletive. A dirty word. A curse word. Moms curse, too! And there's just no other way to convey the frustration of the situation, because I thought it was so random and unbelievable. But I mean...leave it to me to contract a childhood disease, right? Anyway, here's the story about… Continue reading Hand, Foot, and MF Mouth Disease.
You always hear the phrase, "It takes a village." And I mean, from a sociological standpoint, I could absolutely agree. There are internal and external influences that all materialize in the person someone grows up to be. So I get it. It does take a village. But I'm talking about the normal day to day activities.… Continue reading I Don’t Need My Husband.
I have about a handful of people I consider to be friends, and I see them maybe twice year. It's completely understandable. We all work different schedules. We have our own grown up things to attend to. But understanding life's demands doesn't stop me from wanting to be social in some capacity. I want parent… Continue reading Making Friends as an Adult and Parent: Mom Tinder.
I've had an almost finished draft of this post on deck for weeks. It's a testament to how utterly draining expectation can be on any given project... The last two terms of school have been unbelievably trying. I consciously received my first 'C' because I was paralyzed by the thought of deadlines. I spent days reading the material,… Continue reading The Pressure to be the Perfect _______ (Mom, Wife, Daughter, Person, Doormat, etc.)
I recently had the opportunity to create some simple decorations for a baby shower. While this is a little bit outside of our self-prescribed box as apparel and accessory decorators, it was such a fun and creative project to be a part of! It was intended to be a city themed shower, as the parents-to-be… Continue reading When Given the Chance to Get Crafty…
In third or fourth grade, I fell absolutely in love with Sailor Moon. I looked forward to watching it every day and often daydreamed about being a sailor scout. My best friend at the time, however, strongly voiced her dislike of the show. This is the first time I remember being self-conscious about something that… Continue reading Why Should We Feel Guilty About Our Pleasures?
I'm sitting at my desk, at the same job I've held (on and off) for the past 10 years, and I got this brilliant idea to start a blog. I do a lot of things on an overly excited whim, so naturally I bought a domain name and set up a page with WordPress. Now… Continue reading So I Started a Blog.