July - Banking Those Precious Moments

As a perfectionist who has a lot of responsibilities, I am plagued by feelings of guilt. Before becoming a wife and a mom, I was able to...

June 1.0 - Brother, It's Been Seven Years.

This past Monday, I saw my brother Richard for the first time in 7 years. Last time I saw him, he was more of a boy. Now, he is a man. It...

June 0.5 - On Forgiveness

Someone I considered a friend did something deliberate to hurt me. I can’t remember the last time anyone was so malicious or with ill...

May 1.0 - Kick, Kick, Paddle, Paddle

I said those words so many times these past 2 weeks as my little Tobe learned how to swim and ride his tricycle. For a few nights, I had...

April 1.0 - Family

Near or far, they make our lives easier, happier, and worth living. I have been far away from my immediate family for the better part of...

March 0.5 - You Can't 'Have it All'.

Yes, you read that correctly. There is no such thing as having it all. We should all strive to be the best version of ourselves, but the...

February 0.5

The majority of this part of the month was spent traveling. A 10 day break from winter, after all that snow we had at the end of January,...

January 1.0

A Series of Unfortunate Infections These past two weeks have not been the most glamorous. There is no cute way to put this. It started...

January 0.5 - Biweekly Update

This year has been special. I continued to work on something new - this blog, which I started in December of 2018. I started it in an...