Paper planner or digital?

I recently wrote a post about my love/hate for all things digital. I’m in a weird place because I’ve tried to cut back on social media lately and have been trying to not just use my phone mindlessly. But after so happily ditching my digital calendar last fall (except for Outlook at work) and switching [...]

Mindfulness: It’s all the rage

Everywhere you turn lately, you can find articles on mindfulness. According to Psychology Today, “Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment [...]

What I’ve Learned During My Blogging Hiatus

Wow! It's been a while since I've published a blog post. I miss writing for me and really hope I can get back to blogging, but let's back up a bit and you'll see why I haven't written. 2016 has been a busy  year. I changed jobs last December, my husband's role at his company changed in January [...]

Taking Time for Mom

I love having my nails done—I loved nail polish when I was a little girl and was always giving myself manicures, complete with base coat and top coat, even when I was 10 or 11. I generally find going to a salon for a mani/pedi to be a relaxing experience. I used to joke with [...]

Another school year done!

I am writing this just a few hours after submitting my final assignment of the semester--and of the school year!  It's amazing to me that two years ago, I embarked on this journey with a lot of excitement, a lot of fear and a lot of hope. I had no idea what to expect when [...]

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

The spring semester is in full swing for me—so far so good. With the Martin Luther King holiday this past Monday, I haven’t even had a full two weeks of school.  Ask me in a month how it’s really going, as it’s kind of hard to tell right now. One of the things I struggled [...]

Time to “rock” 2013!

(I couldn't resist the title of this post--go ahead, have a laugh at my expense and call me a dork. I know you want to if you have an idea where this is going.) First things first: last semester was kind of miserable.  It was a huge challenge for me and also for my family. [...]