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I’m coming to accept that no matter what you feel is okay. While I’m currently working on minimizing the tangible parts of my life this month, I’m also challenging myself to stop minimizing my feelings. Grief is fluid. It’s not that you ever stop hurting or missing the ones you lose, but you learn how to live with it.

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An Interview with a Financial Advisor

An Interview with a Financial Advisor

What’s it like having 3 kids? 
I’m going to take a page right out of Jim Gaffigan’s book here. “It’s like drowning, and then someone hands you a baby.” All joking aside, my kids are spicy, and I love spicy things.

Minimize Your Closet in One Week

Minimize Your Closet in One Week

Just last week, I was putting my laundry away and seriously considered putting half of it into a donation bag. I will say that I was truly compelled to donate some of my clothing, but in reality, a majority of the reason behind my desire to purge is because I’m inherently lazy, and it was the first time I was actually hanging my clothes up in over a month. I have no issues washing and drying my clothes, but the second the clothing is dry, I would be completely content living out of the dryer. Give it a quick fluff when necessary. There are things that I hate doing, like cleaning the tub, and even that takes precedence over hanging shit.

How I Found the Right Collar for my Leash Reactive Pup

How I Found the Right Collar for my Leash Reactive Pup

My first child was unplanned. The irony in that is that she herself had unplanned babies 2 months into bringing her home. For those of you who don’t know me personally, I didn’t have a human baby that had 2 more human babies at 2 months of age. I’m clearly talking about my poodle, and yes, of course I consider her my child. Those of you who say dog moms need to stop, well so do you!

10 things you may not know about me, but now you do

10 things you may not know about me, but now you do

#9. I’m midwestern AF. I grew up in St. Louis, went to highschool and college in Minnesota and moved to Chicago 4 years ago. My favorite pastime is eating. Ranch dressing is my ketchup. I apologize for everything. I wait in line just like I’m supposed to and am polite to strangers. I have a real weakness for cookies and bars, hotdish, and pretty much anything on a stick, but even so, don’t have the capacity to commit the midwestern cardinal sin - I will never take the last serving.

Congratulations! And no, this doesn’t mean we’re next.

Congratulations! And no, this doesn’t mean we’re next.

This year, Todd and I have acquired quite the collection of wedding invitations. I am not saying this to brag about how cool and popular we are because that's a given, I'm merely making an observation. One that confirms that getting older requires a lot more responsibility and holy shit, weddings are expensive.

Low Carb Strawberry Basil Fizzy Adult Beverage

Low Carb Strawberry Basil Fizzy Adult Beverage

Here you have it - a low carb, frou-fruit adult beverage that doesn't call for any mint because of the travesty that is my mint-lacking balcony garden. On a semi-related note, I love calling beverages adult because, according to science, that's what I should be identifying as.

5 Suspenseful Thrillers You Won’t Want to Put Down

5 Suspenseful Thrillers You Won’t Want to Put Down

I have a love-hate relationship with reading. I vowed to be a better reader in the last few years after being told that it’s a sign of intelligence, and thus, it became my mission. “I must fool as many people as possible.” There are two types of readers in the world: the book lovers and [...]