Four Years Later

Yesterday Nick and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary. I’m using the word celebrated very loosely, here because I had classes from 10 am until 8 pm. He made us an amazing dinner, though, which was nice. Sometimes, it is hard for me to even believe that so much time has passed. There are moments where…

Modern Motherhood & Mommy Shaming

As moms in this ever-changing, always connected world we have an experience unique from our parents and grandparents. We live in a society that, while not yet perfect, has far more gender equality than generations before us. This means that women are doing more than ever. We are balancing careers, furthering education, volunteering, pursuing hobbies,…

That First Date After Baby

Two years ago, I made an executive decision that Nick and I needed a fun date night. We were new parents in the middle of an insane adjustment period and coming off of a difficult pregnancy. Like most new parents we found ourselves overtired and super stressed out. Both of these things had started taking a…

Awesome Epistolary Novels

There are few things I love more than reading books and writing letters. So, I suppose it makes perfect sense that I adore a good epistolary novel. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, epistolary novels tell their story through a series of letters, diary entries, or documents. For me, this format evokes a…

30 Lessons I Learned By 30

This post originally appeared on my new page, Cappuccinos & Chaos. Head there to read more. Today just happens to be my birthday, and not just any birthday at that. The big 3-0 is finally here, and I am not sure how I feel about it.  As much as I swore I wouldn’t have an existential crisis…

Stop Striving For Perfection

This post originally appeared on my new site Cappuccinos & Chaos. If you like this, go check out more here! How many of us are trying to live up to the Superwoman trope and feel like we’re failing? If you are anything like me, you are trying to do everything, be everything, and failing under the…

A Letter For My Daughter On Life Lessons

I find that being a parent is, by far, the most challenging job I have ever had. There are many days when I am acutely aware of my shortcomings both as a mother and as a human. I am often short-tempered, frequently too busy, too controlling, and far too anxious. I worry that my child, whom…