• It’s time to make yourself a priority…

    As women, we often don’t take enough time for ourselves… Many of the women in our community wear many hats: wife, mom, business owner, employee, coach, chauffeur… It can be easy to put ourselves at the very end of the line when it comes to priorities. I’m not saying we should always be first…just that there should be some balance, and that we have to learn to take time for ourselves. I know that I can get overwhelmed just by the sheer number of people in our house, and even though the loudness might be all happy sounds, it drains me. Thankfully, my husband has learned over the years that…

  • What Work-Life Balance Looks Like For Me

    Work-life balance feels like a joke most of the time. Truly, most of that is my own fault. Because of *all* the things that I do, I do have to make a conscious effort to improve my work-life balance. I juggle a lot of things – full time job, side hustle, supporting our food truck business, supporting my teammates, mom of two, stepmom of four, fur-mom of three…and that’s just the every day things. Here’s what work-life balance looks like for me: 1. I plan at least one weeknight each week where we can all eat dinner together. Wow, even writing that sounds like I’m never home. haha. In reality,…

  • Open Hearts Dry Nail Polish

    Open Hearts

    When I was in fourth grade, I experienced the loss of a relative for the first time (or at let the first one I remember). I was 9 years old. (Note: as I’m thinking about it…it might’ve been second grade…my memory from that far back has long-since faded with that level of detail.)My parents drove us to my grandma’s apartment one night. It was odd, but I didn’t think much about it. I mean, we were just going to Grandma’s. I had no reason to think it was anything other than a normal dinner with Grandma. We arrived and the feeling in the air was something I didn’t know how…