The Inner Workings of My Mind

The Liebster Award

Guess what? This lil’ blog of mine has been nominated for The Liebster Award! What is the Liebster Award? I’ll get into that in a moment. But first, I wanted to say thank you to the lovely Doris Menard of Sincerely Doris for the nomination! Doris is a fearless blogger who writes candidly about everything,… Continue reading The Liebster Award

The Inner Workings of My Mind

To the Fans of Music…

Have you ever met anyone who hates music? Yeah, me either. In a world full of differences, being a fan of music is a commonality. It’s kind of amazing, isn’t it? With the recent deaths of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington looming over the world of music, I love seeing people come together, sharing songs,… Continue reading To the Fans of Music…

Road Trips · Travel with Children

2017 Road Trip-New Jersey/New York City/Philadelphia (again)

Another year, another road trip.  This year, we once again visited with family in New Jersey, which included days in New York City and Philadelphia. Anyone who knows me knows that I love planning the details of every vacation. But this time, I decided to go with the flow and just see where each day… Continue reading 2017 Road Trip-New Jersey/New York City/Philadelphia (again)

The Inner Workings of My Mind

Stuck in Paradise

  My Sunday morning routine always starts with coffee on my back patio. Because of the consistency of Florida weather, this is a ritual I enjoy year round. However, this past Sunday, as I stared into the abyss of palm trees obstructing my view of the sky, I started thinking about the relativity of beauty.… Continue reading Stuck in Paradise

My Thoughts on Parenting · The Inner Workings of My Mind

Being a Mommy

  Not all of us are lucky enough to have someone in our lives who makes the transition from mother to mommy. Regardless of how many hours of labor you went through, or whether or not you chose natural childbirth over the epidural, becoming a mother by giving birth to a child is the easy part.… Continue reading Being a Mommy

Clothing and Shoes · My Reviews

John Wesley Jewelry

John Wesley Jewelry.  It has a ring to it, doesn’t it? With the media’s love for abbreviations, I can already imagine the variety of nicknames that will be given to this shop when it goes global. JWJ. John Dubbya Jewelry. J-Dubs. The possibilities are endless! And now I’ll come down from my cloud. I know.… Continue reading John Wesley Jewelry

Published Content · The Inner Workings of My Mind

Beyond Type 1

  “Don’t forget to take care of yourself” is one of my favorite pieces of parenting advice given by other parents. The unexpected life that unfolds before you as a parent can be overwhelming, so every once in a while, it’s important to focus on your own wellness. However, I can’t help but laugh at… Continue reading Beyond Type 1

My Thoughts on Relationships · The Inner Workings of My Mind

The Messes We Make

  Families can be messy. With a quick swipe of a paper towel, some messes can be cleaned up easily. While other messes saturate the fabric of our lives, leaving a gruesome blemish on an otherwise gorgeous canvas. I have been privy to both types of messes. Neither is ideal, but if I had to… Continue reading The Messes We Make

My Thoughts on Parenting · The Inner Workings of My Mind

Am I Really Done With Children?

  Being new to the forties club, I’m still unsure about what is supposed to happen at this age.  I thought it might have something to do with boldly owning everything about yourself in an “I-am-woman-hear-me-roar” sort of way. But now that I am here, a feeling of unease is quietly nagging at me. Because… Continue reading Am I Really Done With Children?

My Thoughts on Relationships · The Inner Workings of My Mind

Why Sweeping It Under the Rug Will Never Be My Thing

  Conflict amongst family and friends is never fun. Sadness, anger and hurt are just some of the emotions that appear during hard times. And who wants to deal with that, right? Well…I do. When there is an elephant in the room, rather than pretending it doesn’t exist, I always opt to stab it with… Continue reading Why Sweeping It Under the Rug Will Never Be My Thing