Summer Vacation Countdown & Why I Am Od’ing on Self Care

"The new norm for me is to make Hilda a priority so that I can have the energy to give to my loved ones and be at my best." This time of year parents all over the country are starting to get to that point where exhaustion is starting to set in. The demands of … Continue reading Summer Vacation Countdown & Why I Am Od’ing on Self Care

Spring Cleaning…How I Declutter (Or Maybe Not)

My kids are 13 and 6. So I don’t have to tell you how much “stuff” we accumulate around the house. If there are not a thousand small stuffed animals, then there are an ever growing collection of Legos. And just when I think I cleaned up all of the Legos, I find some small … Continue reading Spring Cleaning…How I Declutter (Or Maybe Not)

Thank God For Small Steps: The Makings of a Social Butterfly

  My son just turned thirteen. He has been dreaming of being a teenager since he was about four. At four, he was diagnosed with a speech and learning disorder, which later turned into a diagnosis on the Autism spectrum. Unsure what that meant, his father and I trudged ahead. My son was one of … Continue reading Thank God For Small Steps: The Makings of a Social Butterfly

Crying over LIFE and Candy Crush

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” Maya Angelou The train is ticking down the tracks; I’m waiting patiently to run to the back seat without being too aggressive. I need … Continue reading Crying over LIFE and Candy Crush

Peeling Away the Layers, One Brick at a Time 

At some point in our lives we are faced with an important decision. To either face the pain that we have stuffed and hid behind for years or just face it.  When I use the word "we", I am among the countless numbers of individuals that have faced some form of emotional, physical, or spiritual, … Continue reading Peeling Away the Layers, One Brick at a Time 

In the City: I Love Pho

Some years ago, while working at the CDC, my coworkers were always boasting about the great restaurants on Buford Highway. This area is well known for many international food options to enjoy.  The first time I took someone's advice to try a restaurant on Buford Highway, I was not impressed. The health department score was … Continue reading In the City: I Love Pho

In the City: Busboys and Poets

Last week I had the opportunity to try a new restaurant in Washington, DC. It is called Busboys and Poets. My cousin recommended that I check them out and after going, I  see why she did. The place boasts positive energy and love, according to our server. They offer a host of food options. There … Continue reading In the City: Busboys and Poets

Expecting Amazing Things in 2017

I am writing this blog post during a perfect time of year for me.  My kiddos are away with their dad for a week which means the house is quiet.  Meditation music is playing.  Candles are lit. My yoga mat is in the middle of the floor. Pure bliss!! Well, today is the first day … Continue reading Expecting Amazing Things in 2017

In 2017, I’m looking forward to embracing CHANGE!

Living in 2016 taught me how to release the right amount energy to achieve goals. After midnight on December 31, 2015, I knew the year would be something to remember. Why? Because I was turning 50 in six months. My plans were to live life to the fullest and embrace whatever challenges in my path. … Continue reading In 2017, I’m looking forward to embracing CHANGE!

Don’t let winter blues ruin your happy hands and feet!

Living in Chicago, winter is the worst on our hands and feet. Don’t let the season take away from time caring for your precious nails.  Often, we slam our hands and feet in thick gloves and boots and forget to take extra care to stay smooth and soft throughout the brutal season in Chicagoland. I’ve … Continue reading Don’t let winter blues ruin your happy hands and feet!