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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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Building Our Tribe | Wine Country Blogger Brunch

August 15, 2017

I have said before that the best part about blogging is undoubtedly the relationships I have made. I was nervous when I moved to Wine Country that I would have a hard time connecting with a blogger community here. When you work from home in such a specific industry, it’s so important to have a tribe of women who understand the ins and outs of the “biz” and can be a valuable support and sounding board. Professional bloggers are usually,…

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Married With Children | Waiting Out The Storm

June 2, 2017
married with children

I’ve been wanting to start writing some thoughts on marriage. Tyler and I aren’t marriage veterans by any stretch of the imagination, but we certainly aspire to have a healthy relationship and I believe that we do. It’s important to note that a huge part of that is because of our given personality types. We have extremely compatible temperaments and make a really natural partnership. The other part of that is effort. Yep, the cliche EFFORT. If you know much…

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Art Imitating Life + Our Life in Seven Words

May 30, 2017

Almost two months ago we moved our family from the East Coast to the West Coast. Tyler accepted an opportunity in California that would accelerate his career and we made the bold decision to jump of the cliff. (How do you know if your wings work if you don’t jump out of the tree, right?) Before we left, my friend and brilliant artist, Hannah Crosby, offered to make me a custom painting that would grace our new space in California,…

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A Family Announcement + A Call To Action

February 21, 2017

Hello, readers, friends and family! The Crenshaw brigade has a huge change on the horizon, and I wanted to share all the details with you. I believe in 100% transparency and open dialogue and I love that my blog is a way for me to share all the little pieces that make up the life we love so much. Not only that, but I believe that my shared experiences can be valuable to someone who might need direction in a…

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Charlie’s Hemangioma | One Year Later

February 20, 2017
hemangioma birthmark

If you have been around here awhile, you probably remember when my post¬†about Charlie’s hemangioma went viral. In fact, that may be how you found me. That post generated buzz that quickly spread around the world. Charlie was seen on The Today Show, Inside Edition, Fox News, Good Morning America, and featured in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo!, The Huffington Post, and many other news platforms. Very quickly, I was met with a range of reactions. (I wrote about that…

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How To Make Achievable Goals for the New Year

January 19, 2017

This post was sponsored by JC Penney, however all opinions are mine. #SoWorthIt It’s been years since I have made a formal list of New Years Resolutions. Sure, I like a clean start and I love making goals, but something about the word “resolution” just seems so, well, resolute. The key to incorporate change is to set achievable goals. For instance, if I make a goal for the New Year to go to the gym for an hour a day,…

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