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How to Be An Imperfectionist

How to Be An Imperfectionist

One thing I’ve learned about myself, especially so throughout this year as I’ve faced multiple big professional and personal transitions, is despite my best efforts I still struggle with failing short of perfect. How silly to so often feel paralyzed by being less than when I’m wise enough to know I’ll never be perfect. So […]

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The Best Way

The Best Way

If there’s ONE thing I feel best describes my outlook on just about everything, it’s that there is always a best way. Minus a few scenarios in life where right and wrong apply in a more black and white way, I feel most situations, decisions, and methods-of can be done in a best way; parenting, […]

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Why I Make Soap

Why I Make Soap

I often write about my adventures in soap making and never shy away from sharing a pretty soap picture. But I’ve never done a deep dive into the how or why so I thought it would be helpful, and let’s be honest, totally fun to share a bit more here on the blog. I’m sure […]

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Ten Years of Blogging

Ten Years of Blogging

Today is a very special day and one full of love for more than the obvious hallmark holiday reasons. Today I celebrate TEN years of blogging! If I could paint a picture for you to illustrate where I was exactly ten years ago today, I was sitting in a small Chicago apartment, at a bar-height […]

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A Radical Approach to Social Media

A Radical Approach to Social Media

It started sometime in January of 2017. Almost two years ago. I remember I was standing in the banquet space at the downtown market, representing my business at a bridal show. I never do bridal shows but I did this one to test out the waters. I was scrolling my instagram feed in the midst […]

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The Year of Peace

The Year of Peace

Out of all the times I’ve picked yearly guide words, ‘intentional’ and ‘disciplined‘ are the only two I can remember. I think it’s because with both of those years I really sat down to dive into a snapshot of what I wanted my year, and ideally my life, to look like. When you have a […]

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Celebrating Christmas In A Transitional Season

Celebrating Christmas In A Transitional Season

I asked my husband what would be an appropriate title for this post. “I need a word to go after, ‘Celebrating Christmas In A . . .  Season,’ what’s a politically correct fill in the blank?” “Uh, in a struggle bus season?” was his response. Without even missing a beat. I married up, you guys. […]

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Eight Weeks With Everett Drew

Eight Weeks With Everett Drew

Remember this post? Talk about long days and short years. Here we are living that truth out all over again. When I was pregnant with Everett, I imagined his newborn days would be as easy as the ones I had with Lachlan. Lachlan’s newborn days weren’t anything tremendously difficult or far from textbook ordinary but […]

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Soaking In The Trenches

Soaking In The Trenches

It’s Friday. I realize six weeks ago I was in a recovery room holding my brand new little boy. But today I sit on the couch delicately balancing a hungry 12 pound baby in my left arm for what feels like the thirteen time since 5:00 am, and in my right hand, a book about […]

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A Tale of Two Birth Stories

A Tale of Two Birth Stories

After the birth of my first son, Lachlan, I carried a lot of shame and guilt. I’ve never shared his full birth story like I had planned because it remains deeply personal and very much an experience that monumentally changed my life. But after giving birth to Everett, our second son and newest family addition, […]

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Thoughts On Becoming A Mama To Two

Thoughts On Becoming A Mama To Two

We are days away from welcoming our second baby to the world. I’m full of so many emotions! Being a parent, or rather being a mother since that’s all I can relate to, is an interesting demographic to be an active participant of. I find mothers to be some of the most emotionally driven, openly […]

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The Enneagram Test (And All Its Glory)

The Enneagram Test (And All Its Glory)

I hope you’ve got some time and patience for today’s heartfelt, informative, and lighthearted post! About a year and a half ago I started weekly counselling sessions. While my physical health had been in a terrible place for quite some time and I was just starting to look for answers, I figured working to fix […]

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