I love research. I Google everything. Read the articles. Check-out the books from the library. Talk to friends. Join the forums. Knowledge is power. Power is control. Control means nothing can phase me. Right? Here’s the thing. Control is fear. Fear of failure, fear of shame, fear of loss. Fear isn’t trust. It’s the opposite. Fear isn’t faith. It completely takes away faith.  Having children has been the greatest teacher in letting go of control. I planned and prepared in… Read more »

Why is it when we have so much to do (clean the house, organize a room, sift through clutter) or so many things we should be doing (sleeping, eating, showering) or even when we have something we may want to do (read, binge watch a show, napping), we find ourselves lost in the marathon of phone scrolling? Some people would argue that it is free time, but somehow when I look up, bleary eyed from the screen, I don’t feel… Read more »

In case we decide, or it is decided for us, to have more children,  I feel that it is necessary to write my future self a note to be reminded what things will be like the first 3 weeks post partum and how I will survive. Here we go: Hey you. You exhausted, slightly smelly, old mascara dusted eyes, moody, you. The next 3 weeks may feel, and may be, some of the most physically and mentally difficult weeks of… Read more »

What a quick and delicious dinner!! I found the Veggetti in the As Seen on TV section at Target and had to try it out. I love zucchini and am a carb lover to the extreme, so in my effort to cut back on carbs and try to make my toddler eat vegetables {I’m hilarious…toddlers eating vegetables…} I thought I would try out a simple recipe. Ingredients: 3 zucchini 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small jar of sun dried tomatoes… Read more »

When you are at the beginning phases of planning an event, the first thing to figure out is the guest count. Whether the event is big or small will play a huge factor in how easy this major step can be. If you are planning a small birthday party or a bachelorette party, for example, this step will be easier than planning a wedding guest list. But whatever the size of the event, this step is the most important because… Read more »