May is National Maternal Depression Month. Postpartum depression (PPD) affects 10 – 20% of all new mothers. While 80% of… Read More
My Maddie turns ten today. I’ve been reflecting a lot over the last few days about how much life has changed, how far we have come as a family, and how much we have all grown. The other night she was sitting in the back of the studio helping me unpack some handbags. I caught a glimpse of her out of the corner of my eye, sitting casually amongst our inventory, and I couldn’t help but start to cry. I was filled with gratitude, and also overwhelmed with relief. I am so relieved and grateful that everything worked out, that I didn’t mess our lives up when I started the business, and that she’s been with me every step of the way.
Taking the Day Off Growing up, my dad was pretty awesome about giving us days off from school. Perfect attendance… Read More
At the beginning of each year, I share my goals for the New Year believing that by declaring my intentions I’m more likely to keep them. I spent the last few weeks reflecting on 2016. There are so many reasons to be grateful: a healthy family, happy marriage, great friends and a growing business. I am abundant in blessings.
But last year also brought many opportunities for self-reflection and growth. While I would love nothing more than to blame everyone else for the challenges I may have faced, the grown up thing to do is to find my ownership, learn my lesson, and move on. In doing so, I realized two things: (1) I have to stop caring about what other people think and (2) I must trust and respect my instincts.
Every year has its challenges and obstacles. Some years the good moments outweigh the bad, sometimes it’s the other… Read More
Dear Loyal Readers, A big thank you to all of our readers for making this September the best month in… Read More
Civility Leads to Peace As we wake up to more terror, grief, and overwhelming sadness, I just couldn’t post another… Read More
Hi Ladies, I’m taking a few days off. Not really a vacation but a few days break from the blog.… Read More
They say you don’t realize you’re in “the good old days” until those days are behind you. But for me,… Read More
6 Ways to Honor and Build Your Female Friendships I went to an all-girls academy for high school, and then… Read More