Published Content · The Inner Workings of My Mind

Maybe It Really Is Just a House

With Hurricane Irma recently devastating a large portion of the Caribbean and parts of Florida, it’s easy to view the catastrophic pictures safely from your unaffected area and empathize with those who lost everything. It’s also easy to say things like, “Your house is just a house” or “Lives are more important than things”. So,… Continue reading Maybe It Really Is Just a House

Published Content · The Inner Workings of My Mind

Anger Has Us All By the Balls

  Is it just me, or is everyone angry about something? I’m not talking about being slightly offended by everything. I’m talking about full-blown, almost manic, anger. Obviously, United States politics is the most common source of this universal fury, but it also exists on less serious platforms. Take blogging, for instance. Recently, I’ve read… Continue reading Anger Has Us All By the Balls

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