Holiday Grief

Yesterday my son took a Christmas music box my mother gave him off the shelf and stared at it. He turned it on. He watched it.

He’s eight years old. He’s a child who wants to act like a man.

I knew what was going to happen before it happened – the way […]

Holiday Shopping

Guest Post By Kara Wiegand

I LOVE the holidays.  I love the feeling I get when I picture my family sipping on hot chocolate, sitting around the Christmas tree illuminated by the perfect hue of holiday lights.  Now, let’s be honest: as a wife and mother of two young girls (Avery & Bryn) and […]

New Year’s Eve

As we count down the hours to the end of 2012 I am thinking of you.  I am sending you peace and I am sending you love.

I am so grateful to be sharing this new year with you.  2013 is going to be a beautiful, powerful year full of (good) surprises for everyone.


3 Stupid Easy Ways to Reduce Your Holiday To-Do List


I am constantly on the hunt for ways to make my life easier. If it works and it’s easier, I’m doing it!

So, in honor of the season when we moms seem to make things stupid hard on ourselves I’m going to share my top three Stupid Easy Tips to reduce your Holiday […]

Screw Gratitude

Right about now there are about 5 million blogs be written about Gratitude. They all run along the lines of “why I’m grateful” to “how to be grateful” to “the gift of gratitude.”

I love gratitude like every other self-help book thumping coach in the land. Really, if you want to love your life […]

Memorial Day

I wrote this post two years ago and yet I am still struggling with the same questions…

This morning my 5 year old asked “What is Memorial Day?”

I have decided that being in the flow of my life is being honest with my children even when I feel the answer is hard to […]

Welcome in the LIGHT!

Today is the Winter Solstice, which means it is the darkest day of the year.  You can choose to see this as a day of letting go.  Yes, we are in the middle of the holiday rush but today especially take time to see yourself.

See what is sitting on your heart, holding you […]

Give Yourself the Gift of Happy Giving

At this time of year I fall especially in love with my local retailers.  Shopping with my favorites returns gift giving to what it is intended to be   – an enriching, fulfilling, beautiful part of the holidays.

Not every local retailer deserves the honor of being one of your go-to places to shop for […]

Six Wise Women

Last year I joined an amazing network of Women Entrepreneurs, Savor the Success.  Surrounding myself with smart, balanced and talented women is one of the things I do to care for myself.

So naturally, I was interested to hear how these same smart, balanced, talented women stay balanced as moms during the holidays and […]

It Takes a Village – Q&A with Savvy Auntie

Savvy Auntie, Melanie Notkin

It is hard to move ourselves up on our Holiday To Do lists if we try to do everything ourselves.  A recent situation caused me to seek out America’s Savvy Auntie, Melanie Notkin for help…

Q:  The other day one of my children’s favorite aunties offered to help […]