fashion, Poetry

We’re Getting a Tad Dizzy [A POEM]

“We dance around you, Open your eyes. Quit laughing at yourself, Extend your arms and feel the magic.  Taste the energy we send to your nerves, The bitterness of glucose from the flowers. The yellow flowers from the garden that’s forbidden.  The garden where we found you and where we are now dancing around you. Feel us as we feel you.

“We dance around you,
Open your eyes.
Quit laughing at yourself,
Extend your arms and feel the magic.

Taste the energy we send to your nerves,
The bitterness of glucose from the flowers.
The yellow flowers from the garden that’s forbidden.

The garden where we found you and where we are now dancing around you.
Feel us as we feel you.”

A poem entitled “We’re Getting a Tad Dizzy” that I wrote at 17.

fashion

5 Fall Outfit Pieces That Never Go Out of Style At Any Age

I recently wrote this post on my parenting site, Mom Spark. Who else is ready for Fall?

Fall fashion trends are great. Fashion Week is the bee’s knees. But, there are five Fall outfit pieces that never go out of style (at any age) and will last far beyond Fall 2019. These are Fall fashion staples that we should all have in our closets (in multiple styles and colors, of course) to put together an easy, comfy, cozy, and street style-worthy outfit perfect for the cool climate. And I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for a chilly Fall!

The best thing about these five pieces is that they can make a Fall outfit all on its own! Of course, they can also be mixed and matched with other pieces in your closet, too, and I’ll share some of those outfit ideas as we cover each piece.

5 Fall Outfit Pieces That Never Go Out of Style At Any Age - these are Fall fashion staples - scarf, boots, sweater, leggings, big bag - that we should all have in our closets (in multiple styles and colors, of course) to put together an easy, comfy, cozy, and street style-worthy outfit perfect for the cool climate. Continue Reading

Beauty, fashion, Inspiration

I’m Not Hiding My Body

I'm Not Hiding My Body

At 44, my body has been through the wringer. I have carried two babies that stretched my stomach to unspeakable lengths (how does the body even do that, woman are amazing), I lost 30 pounds quickly after my separation nearly two years ago and it still hasn’t come back, I don’t sleep that great, I’m under an incredible amount of pressure as a single parent, my adrenaline is always on overdrive, and some days I eat legit garbage food as a convenience. My “workout routine” is simply moving from Point A to Point B as a means to surviving the day. Continue Reading