Does practice make perfect?

I feel like I’ve been pretty clear about my intention to write more online. For the past couple of years, I’ve been writing, but not so much in this or other spaces where I use my name to claim my work. Most of my work has just been kept relatively …

The underdog

Monday morning after Super Bowl, I opted for the Oh She Glows Pink Power Detox Smoothie We woke up today and the Philadelphia Eagles are the Super Bowl champions. It’s strange. I never saw that coming, but hey, it really doesn’t make a difference in my life. I once dated …

Super Sunday

I’ve been looking forward to today. One might say it’s what got me through the week. Not only is it the Super Bowl, but it’s also my Mom’s birthday and we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate both at our house. I’ve always wanted to have a Super Bowl party so …

Is listening to an audiobook the same as reading?

Full disclosure: I’ve never listened to an audiobook. I like my audio in small doses. Short bursts like songs and podcasts. (I generally steer away from any podcast that runs longer than thirty to sixty minutes, though I have a few exceptions.) I just don’t really think I could enjoy …

My favourite Friday

For the longest time, I’ve wanted to start doing roundup posts, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it for the dumbest reason of all – I couldn’t come up with a name. See? Ridiculous. But in complete honesty, this isn’t even the first time not having a good name …

Things we’ll do this month: February

I’m really excited that one of my favourite months is here, but I am also feeling a little resistant to the backlash that poor January has been receiving. I mean, come on, guys. January brought you a whole new year. That can’t be all bad. And while it has certainly …

The life story lessons

Happy new year! I know it’s late and I know it’s tired, but in my first 2018 appearance here, I just had to say it. I, for one, was super excited for 2018. Not that I was anxious to get out of 2017 – it was a perfectly good year …

2017 in review

Yesterday, I looked back at the year in big news and events. Writing that was just an appetizer before the delicious main course of this post. There is only one thing I love more than looking back on the year that’s ending and that’s looking forward to the year ahead. …

2017 through my eyes

I know I am not the only one currently lamenting that there are only three days until Christmas and nine before the year is over. Coming into 2017, I feel like the world was feeling a great deal of desperate hopefulness. If you recall this time last year, a lot …

The banana and the bumble bee

Yesterday was Kevin’s birthday. As a general statement, I feel pretty blessed to have him in my life. He makes me laugh and gives me perspective in many situations when I desperately need it. He is equal parts calming and daring, both in ways that are totally opposite my instincts. …