I have tons of Colombian coffee hand delivered from the Motherland at home but some days I stop and get coffee. Why? Because there are days I need something done for me. As simple as a cup of coffee brought to my table may seem, that’s what I need to feel whole again. I need … Continue reading I need something made for me.
I recently heard a story, I thought it was from The Moth but I can’t find it again, about a woman who fondly remembers pic-nice dinners from her childhood. These were the nights when her mom would put out a tray of all sorts of fun little servings of food and they’d eat on TV … Continue reading A Story to Change Your Perspective
Anthony Bourdain’s death has me thinking a lot. I get it. I get him. Along with Robin Williams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I don’t know much about Kate Spade’s life but I’m sure I’d understand her as well. With that said, let me be clear that I have no intentions of killing myself. I … Continue reading Sanity
I am constantly having an inner struggle with myself about how I raise my kids. I know, we all are. For me, the questions revolve mostly around: am I pushing them enough? Am I pushing them too hard? I grew up amongst a circle of high achieving athletes and they are the ones I often … Continue reading The Power of Habit: a book for building thriving, high achievers.
January and my birthday are the two times a year I evaluate my life. I reflect on my choices of the past and see if they are getting me where I want to go. Motherhood is big on my mind these days. G has one more year before she enters school full time. MY life … Continue reading Evaluating Choices
For 8 years I have endured dropped eggs, spilled milk, flour fiascos, blenders turned on without the lid on, pots and pans all over the kitchen floor, my favorite pans burned beyond use and so many other disasters all in the hope of teaching my girls a skill: cooking. On the last morning of 2015 … Continue reading The Road to Crepes
Tonight P had a private swim lesson. This coming weekend she has her last meet of the season and we thought a little bit of technique could help her get a little faster. It was her first lesson with Laura and it went really well. But the highlight of the night was when Gemma went … Continue reading Team Ferdig
Every time G goes down for a nap I swear I can hear a ticking start. It’s the ticking of the timer until her nap is over. I’m starting to see a pattern of when her naps are just an hour and when they can be 3-5 hours long. When the timer goes off my … Continue reading Tick tock…
It’s my birthday today. I’m 38. I’m exactly where I wanted to be at this age. I’m happily married. I have a child whom I get to spend my days with. She is my full-time job. These were the things I really, really wanted for my life by this age. Some parts seem to have … Continue reading 38