Who cares if one more light goes out? – Well, I do.

It’s one o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, July 20. I’m in the middle of writing a story at work about renewable energy. And, I’m crying. Tears, literally bubbling up at the brim of my under eyes. Crying. I hope I can pull myself together before a coworker walks by and notices. I just learned of Chester Bennington’s suicide. He was the lead singer of Linkin Park, a favorite band of mine and he was responsible for much of the[Read more]

Motherhood Welcomes Change

I just came across this post I wrote a over 6 months ago as I was in the midst of another career shift in trying to secure a new job, which I have now happily been in for 3 months. I re-read it and realized how relevant it still is today for me and for many of my friends right now in this season of our lives. Since I haven’t been to my blog in a while, I figured this was a[Read more]

Happy 5th Birthday Luke

Today Luke turns five years old! It’s been a very different feeling leading up this milestone birthday this year for me as his mom, but I’ll save the sappiness for the slideshow =) There are a few things I want Luke to always remember about his five-year-old self as he continues to grow into an awesome little man. Dear Luke, Happy fifth birthday! As you grow older, your memories will begin to show more clearly, but there are five things[Read more]

Unremarkably Remarkable – Leo’s Birth Story

Leo, I hope you enjoy the story of the day you were born. From the outside looking in, it may seem unremarkable, but to us, you made October 24, 2014 so very remarkable! It was around 3:00 a.m in the middle of a Friday morning when I first felt a true contraction. I was working from home that week and my firm had just delivered one of our biggest proposal efforts during my last week working. My girlfriends and I were all planning[Read more]

Finding My Focus

Lately, I have been simultaneously energized and paralyzed. True, this is an oxymoron, but strangely it is how I have felt for the past few weeks. In the realm of creativity outside of my 9-5, I have been struck with spurts of excitement about certain ideas, which if I am being honest with myself, are in a million different crazy directions. At the exact same time, I feel completely paralyzed about where to turn and direct my focus. Of course my[Read more]