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I Took A Break (And You Should, Too)

September 24, 2018

I took the weekend off. That sounds like a very anticlimactic statement, but the thing is, I haven’t done that (like REALLY done that) since I started this journey as a digital entrepreneur. After three years of pretty much constant connection to my work, I felt a break was necessary. Not just any break, but a delete-all-my-apps and put-my-phone-away-for-three-days break.…

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I’m Sorry For What I Said When It Was California

April 5, 2018

In case you’re new here, I will give a quick intro. Exactly a year ago, my family and I moved to Napa, California from Atlanta, Georgia. Here is the post that talks about why we moved, and here is the post that talks about why we came home after only nine months on the West Coast.…

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10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know As She Grows

January 12, 2018

This conversation is sponsored by Playtex Baby™. When I was growing up, I always wondered if I would have my own daughter someday. I wondered if I would have a little girl to dress up, braid her hair, or take shopping with me. I dreamed about having a mini-me to put in a tutu and take to ballet and have late night talks with. When I found out Charlie was a girl, I internally squealed with excitement. I had my…

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Go Home 2017, You’re Drunk.

December 3, 2017

Everyone has personal challenges and hiccups along their journey, whatever it may be. There will always be an emergency, an unexpected bill, an illness or a sudden change of direction. We aren’t the first people to have a wrench thrown in to our “well thought out” plan and we won’t be the last. Having made that disclaimer, I am very much over the sh** show that was 2017.…

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My Mental Health Journey and When I Decided To Stop Suffering

November 14, 2017

A large part of my DNA and my journey through life revolves around my history of sub-par mental health. It’s taken a few months of courage building to hit post on this one. Nevertheless, I hope at least one person needs this story. My first panic attack was in the fourth grade. I was nine years old. I vividly remember the trigger, then my heart rate starting to rise, then an inability to swallow, then clammy hands and ringing ears.…

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Me, Too. | My Story

October 18, 2017

I am passionate about the rape culture epidemic in our society, so I felt led to bring the conversation to the blog. I will be sharing my story, and subsequently the stories of other anonymous women who have reached out to me. This post took a tremendous amount of courage to write and share. Please note that if you are triggered or affected by stories of sexual abuse, this may not be something you should read. Discretion advised.…

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Raising Good Humans in a Divided Political Climate

August 18, 2017

I think we can all agree that the state of our country right now is not awesome. It feels hostile, tense, unpredictable, and regressed. Regardless of what your political beliefs are, I’m sure you feel it. Now more than ever, we are divided. Not only are we divided by party lines and belief systems, but it seems that basic human values aren’t even something we all have in common anymore. As an objective and educated adult, it’s easy for me…

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Dear Middle Child: A Letter To My Only Daughter

August 17, 2017

Dear Charlie, It’s hard to believe you are already two years old. On one hand, I feel like I have known you for 100 years, and on the other it seems like you just got here. To say you have given me a run for my money these last couple of years is an understatement. Even as I write this, you are trying to do back flips off the couch. You will then transition to cuddling your baby doll, then…

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