Summer Dresses I Love

I can’t believe the summer is coming to a close. The kids will be back in school in a few weeks and my schedule will be jammed back with activities. That’s why I’m soaking up these last few weeks of warm days and no schedules and enjoying wearing my favorite summer staples. I love wearing dresses in the summer because it requires such little thought. I have a few on …

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Not your average beach reads

We all know by now that happiness is an inside job, but how do we continue to cultivate our inner worlds when the outside world is constantly telling us that what we are looking for is outside of us? Well, for me it’s a combination of  a lot things. Meditation, prayer and being more mindful of the media I consume are high on my list. Books have always been a…

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why laughter is so important in motherhood

You guys, last week a dream of mine came true! I got to preform stand up for my best girlfriends at a dream location in downtown Chicago. Drumbar invited me to host a comedy happy hour for a group of moms who needed a night out! For me comedy has been instrumental in my motherhood journey. You know the saying, sometimes you need to laugh to keep from crying.  I…

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Girls Week

Oops, I did it again. I got away to NYC with one of my favorite people, Ceta from Clark and Stone. This time we chose mid-week to make it easier on our families.  I left Tuesday afternoon and was back by Friday with time to make it to the carnival at my kid’s school. Being away all week then snapping back to the reality of 100 kids screaming in a…

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36 going on 16

Am I in mid life? I guess there’s no real way of knowing but when a friend sent me Brené Brown’s essay, “ on mid-life unravelings”  the other day, I knew I was definitely experiencing an unraveling. And last time I checked I wasn’t a teenager. Though lately it does feel like I’m 36 going on 16. Who knew I still had so much to learn in relationships, in parenting,…

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