Have it abundantly.

 It’s really hard sometimes. It’s hard to believe that life, now, can be abundant… When you are running out of money. Out of energy. Out of joy. 2016 was not the easiest year for us as a family. My mom had surgery that ended up handicapping her, requiring the family to pitch in for long ...

New year. New word.

Over the past few years, my husband and I have gotten in the habit of choosing a word to focus our new year. We don’t have to choose the same word, as we might have different goals in our jobs, etc. BUT whichever word we choose, we try and apply it in every area we ...

Any fellow mommas out there?

I’m talking to you. I’ll keep it short, sweet, and to-the-point. Read this article. It was suggested to me by a friend on a day after a series of days that were reminiscent of the childhood classic, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day.” (Except the momma version.) So, fellow tired mommas, find rest ...

colliding simplicities

For the past few weeks, I’ve been listening to a LOT of podcasts and clips on youtube, vimeo, and even TED on the concept of minimalism and how it can help us as mothers, consumers, and society. (I used to read. Then I had kids.  So now audio anything is my primary “input” right now.) ...

Investing in “nothing”

(All mothers everywhere has their own Meryl, don’t they?) It is foolish to expect a toddler to go all day without a break.  Little kids can only go so long and so far without rest.  As a parent, to ignore this basic fact is setting them–and you–up for failure once the dreaded melt-down mode hits. ...