This is What Fall Taught me about Motherhood

Fall reminds us change is beautiful. It’s nature’s way of proving the passing of time creates a new beginning — one that always seems to come too soon, yet is so remarkably needed. I needed that reminder this year. Time never feels more fleeting than it does as a new mother. Somehow my baby’s newness is beginning to feel more routine now, and he’s more of a boy than a newborn….. Read more

Healthy Holiday Chocolate Mousse

Eat too many of of Santa’s cookies already? I know, me too.  In the midst of making + munching on holiday snacks, here’s a healthy dessert you can have between those frosted cookies (so we can feel better about ourselves for a minute). This is a gluten-free chocolate mousse recipe from a friend that’s super delicious and uses only a small amount of natural sugar in the banana it calls for….. Read more

Holiday Gift Wrapping Hacks

Every year I start crying (and cussing) while wrapping presents. Like, the ugly cry. WHY did the universe make this job so difficult during the happiest season of all?? I’ve come to accept wrapping presents like the pros is just never going to be my thing. But the elf in me always wanted to make a gift look super special. So… I have a few tricks up my sleeve. Consider these…. Read more

Capturing Gratefulness One Second at a Time

Happy Day-Before-Thanksgiving! Any holiday that involves good food, a great message and a hearty apple pie is a favorite in my book. Plus, I like all beverages that are spiced (or, better yet, spiked) with something pumpkin-flavored. I’m one of those annoying family members who gets really deep on the holidays. As in, a pour-your-heart-out kind of sappy. To be honest, I’m a bit like this all year. So when…. Read more

When Love is Required

In the spirit of November— and Thanksgiving!—  I’ll share an experience with you. Each year, my family provides the local homeless population with essential items like bottled water, food, backpacks, blankets, etc. More importantly, though, we do our best to provide love through conversations, hand shakes and hugs. An “I’ll be thinking of you!” often brings more joy than a new pair of sneakers. Each person on the streets has a…. Read more