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A message landed in my inbox. It was a meme share followed by a friend’s counterargument. And I found it so compelling that I took a screenshot of it. And proceeded to forgot about it until a year later when Memories reminded me of it today. It went a little something like this: Meme: “Women […]

A Message to Ponder

March 3, 2021

Starting the new year off at 5am with a hot cup of coffee. Granted the coffee is sitting on the floor and I’m tending to a 2 week old, but technicalities. There’s a hot cup in my vicinity.

Cheers to a New Year: 2021

photo of airplane with smoke trail

January 1, 2021

It’s been 5 weeks since my goodbye-for-now post. A post about taking a break from social media until May 2021. And I’m pretty sure it ended with “You can catch me on the blog until then!” Jokes on me. Should have known pulling back from social media would leave little chance for me to show up here, a place where I already had a hard time landing. Why is that??

Stepping Back from Social Media: What I’ve Learned


December 7, 2020

Life is odd right now– I guess that probably goes without saying.

Navigating Pandemic Life: Pleasure in the Pathless Woods

July 24, 2020

Creativity was something that was unknowingly missing from my life. It only took a few years of denial, a marital argument and a drive to thrift store to discover it.⁣My hope is that this post will give you some food for thought during this weird time in life. Maybe you’ll add creativity, physical fitness, blooming […]

The Missing Piece: Creativity

mantel decor

July 18, 2020

I intentionally slammed a bowl full of unwanted Frosted Flakes into the sink tonight. Yep. I did. In a rather matter-of-fact, calm-as-a-cucumber kind of way. Just like “What’s that Sarah? Oh, you don’t even want crunchy sugar for dinner? OK, no problem.” *Walks calmly to sink. CRASH BANG.* “Oops.”

Pandemic Life as Mom: A Bowl Full of Frosted Flakes


April 10, 2020

“What’s going on? It feels like you just don’t care. With us. With the kids. With anything.” Then we heard Sarah playing in her room for the 7th time that night. He begrudgingly got up to tend to her. She was lucky it wasn’t me. As he walked out of the living room…

Finding Alone Time for Me: A Motherhood Milestone

photo of woman reading book

February 9, 2020

a middle ground for inspiration and hot-mess.

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