Being a mom first

I’m a mom. It’s awesome. It’s also the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’m learning to be not-quite-selfish. I’m learning to balance my time. I’m learning to be fair to myself while being fair to my daughter. I find myself drawn to work with people who get that I’m trying to be a mom first. […]


Today I need courage Today I need strength To do something which Absolutely cannot wait Courage is hard Courage is scary It musters emotion Of which I am wary It brings discomfort And a small dose of fear It adds vulnerability Naked, standing here So muster up courage Muster up strength And do that which […]

On this Veteran’s Day

I’ve always loved Veteran’s Day. It’s wonderful to have a day to reflect on those who have served our great nation. I remember landing on American soil when I moved back home from Belgium. There’s something special about our air, our land, and our pride. I’m forever grateful to those who have served and continue […]

Words Matter

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. What a load of you-know-what. I was on the phone the other day having a conversation that repeats itself in many forms all too often. The person on the other end of the line says something and it makes me angry/irritated/frustrated/insert-favorite-angry-word-here. Then […]

Pie: A love letter

I love pie. Don’t you love pie? I think everyone loves pie. (Ok, there’s probably a few people who don’t love pie. This is not a love letter for them.) Pie, you make things right in the world. There’s something about methodically mixing butter and flour and water that gives you a moment to think. […]

Intentional Progress

Progress is scary sometimes. Most of the time we get to a point in our lives, look back, and say “Wow! Look how far I’ve come!” That’s not the scary kind of progress. That’s progress that has happened to us, and while we are likely the reason we’ve progressed, it’s not always on purpose. Have you ever […]

Writing is vulnerable

In an attempt to write more each day/week/month, I’ve put significant effort into sitting down and actually writing… Seth Godin put it best: SUSDAT. “Show Up, Sit Down, and Type” It sounds much easier than it really is. I’ve been better about the showing up part. I’ve even been pretty good about the sitting down part. […]