a day in the life.

when I am asked what it is like to function, to thrive, with a laundry list of mental health variances all I can ever say is that you’d have to be me for a day. so here’s my best attempt at making that pretty…   sunday: I wanted to tell the impatient boy making lattes…

dark just means dark.

I had high hopes of using this blog as a light & healthy way to write about what is going on in my life. in the happiest and gentlest season I’ve experienced as an adult- there are plenty of joyful topics. but any one who knows me well will not be surprised to find that each post has gotten progressively…

making space.

  disclaimer: this is an opinion piece   so let’s talk about the world of social media. also, about building community in the not so real life. and a tiny bit about my personal feelings of imposter syndrome. a rebellious inner critic. adult cliques. and socially acceptable judgement. i’m no expert on the subject but the thought…

you sleep, I sleep, we co-sleep.

at what point do the habits we create in order to survive our situation, become the very behaviors that keep us tripping over our own feet? and what happens when we see our little ones following in those same patterns? when I was about 12, I convinced myself for a whole summer that I couldn’t…

waiting season.

today I committed to this blog, and even a platform upgrade, for another year. because what else might I need that $65 dollars for?! but there was a black Friday discount and I couldn’t resist the urge to further customize this dear diary outlet of mine. especially when I just rsvp’d to my first blogger event. (shout…

autumn eats.

the palate of changing seasons. for fall, everything gets heartier and more indulgent, for me at least. so, over on my garden to goodness  page I am adding a few fall-friendly recipes as well as some staples in my kitchen. first up is the much requested oat milk tutorial. it’s so creamy and delicious AND simple. there…

part time parent. full time mom.

what do I mean when I say, a part time parent but a full time mom. my littles are with me sunday evening through friday at 6:30 pm- unless there is no school on Friday. in which case,  they are home sunday evening through friday at 9:00am, per our agreement. it’s not ideal and would never be…