As a latecomer to self-care, I have understandably grasped on to the idea as tightly as if I’d discovered it myself…much like my reaction to, say, hearing Radiohead’s OK Computer album back in the day. Unlike that album, however, I sometimes have trouble pushing ‘play’ on my self-care intentions. But very much like the album, […]

A recent gift sent me on a very unexpected, and somewhat brief, journey into the self-care world. Granted, I’m flirting a little with some aspects of the concept, and find myself eavesdropping on conversations happening in the self-care coffee shop of my imagination, but I am still figuring out how to fully embrace it. It’s […]

Awwwww yeah my people, it’s the season of giving! We are about to get cuh-razy in here with the complete and total randomness of this guide – you are welcome in advance. See, I’ve never been terribly organized, very polished, much of a pre-planner…you get the idea. So perhaps my sending you this guide on […]

Giving myself a dumb New Year’s Resolution of not buying any new books in 2018 was just ridiculous. Do I have a pretty decent stack of books to read by my bed as we speak? YES. Do I also have a Little Free Library mere steps from my front door? ALSO YES. Does any of […]

My original intention for this week’s writing prompt was Halloween-based, as today is, well…Halloween. I was thinking about costumes and how a lot of people get suuuuuper into dressing up. I don’t, because I grew up way out in the country and we rarely did anything for Halloween because my mom couldn’t be bothered. If […]

The Firstborn loves a chilly getaway, so for his 15th birthday he chose a trip to San Francisco’s Outer Sunset district. Having never spent more than an hour or so in this part of the city, I was 100 percent on board. Letting one’s offspring choose our travel destinations doesn’t always pan out, but this […]