Showing posts from March, 2018

Sweet Pea's Teenage Dream

It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up magazine.....

WAAAAAYYY back when, I used to be a big fan of My Super Sweet 16 on MTV. Maybe fan isn't the right word. I used to watch (along with the rest of the country) in awe as these ridiculously wealthy families threw absurdly over the top parties for their kinda bratty, definitely spoiled soon to be sixteen year old's. And I was maybe a little salty. I remember my 16th birthday well and it didn't end with me getting a brand new Mercedes coupe with a bow on and my girlfriends and I riding off into the night. Nah, it was more like a trip to the DMV to get my driver's permit and then dinner + a movie with my MOM.

So,when my own daughter began her decent into the land of sixteen we started kicking around the idea of having a party just for her. Being the oldest she sometimes gets shafted in the amount of birthday love as her brother's birthday is a mere two weeks prior and by the time her big day comes around, we are ofte…

A KIA Soul-O Trip

*I was lent a car by KIA Motors for this experience but all thoughts and opinions are my own*

I often preach about women (particularly mothers) taking care of themselves even if I myself struggle with doing just that at times. Self-care is more than just bubble baths & massages right? It's feeding our souls and nourishing all parts of us, including investing in our businesses. Part of my business includes attending conferences and with that comes time away from the family and day to day duties of being mom. Solo time as it were. But it's not really solo time in that I'm usually carpooling with a colleague or two to our destination.

However, last month I traveled to Palm Springs for Altitude Summit all by myself and it was glorious. When I first found out I was going I was ecstatic as this conference has been on my list for YEARS (I won a ticket from my friends at Everywhere Society) and it was just the boost I needed to get my butt back in gear after a kind of lackluster…