Speak Life

I’ve always been fascinated with the power of words. You can’t touch them. They don’t cost anything. But they have unparalleled power. I wonder if there is anything that has more power than words. I’ve recently started doing morning affirmations with my daughter. I noticed her experiencing some negative self talk, getting really down on Read More

This is How We Grow

Through dirt. Through repetition. Through failure. Through hard places. Through persistence. Over a year ago I was at a personal development seminar and we did a visualization exercise – I closed my eyes and had to imagine myself getting into a boat and this boat took me down a river. The river was time and Read More

I Am the Driver

So, my Christmas tree is still totally up. I’m not even ashamed – today is the day it all comes down! (Although I’ve said that at least four times now) To be fair, yesterday was my husband’s first day back to work – he’s a teacher, so as long as he’s on “Christmas break” it’s Read More

And I’ll Do It a Thousand Times Again

Every year (for the past few years) I have chosen a word for the year. Something for me to focus on and rally around. A word that not only accounts for where I have been, but where I want to go. Last year was quite a year of transformation. I transformed my body – it Read More

My Capsule Wardrobe

You guys – I am sorry. I have been working on this capsule wardrobe and this blog post for WEEKS. Apparently with four kids, things like curating my wardrobe takes a little bit of a back seat. But I have been SUPER excited to share this with you and I have been LOVING how much Read More

Disney Highs and Lows

Disney with four small children. Oh where do I begin? First let me say, we had a great time. We live in South Florida, so going to Disney is more of like an annual visit for a day or two (or three) instead of a ONCE IN A LIFETIME, pull out all the stops, trip. Read More

My Reading List

Growing up I was a TOTAL bookworm. Like, Vanessa, put that book down your friends are here and you need to play with them – bookworm. And I’m not even sure when it all started to change, probably somewhere around college, when my reading began to be “required” and took hours and the fun started Read More

Experiences Over Things

Maybe it’s adding a fourth child. Maybe it’s that this is now my SEVENTH Christmas as a mother (WHAT?!). Maybe my awesome, minimalist sister is rubbing off on me, but this year I had NO desire to ask for or gift THINGS. But I don’t want to be a Grinch either!! I LOVE giving gifts Read More