How I'm Teaching Spirituality to My Daughters

   Most nights, I sit between the girls’ twin beds listening to a couple goodnight songs with them, holding Stella’s hand as they snuggle into the land of nod. We say prayers and they quietly tell me about this and that.I usually stay through two or three songs....more

Fall Fashion: Layer It On

 Every time I drive up Western Avenue on the boarder of Wicker Park, we pass a flower and gift store. Inevitably the light turns red and we stop.Without fail, Stella looks at the above dresses (which change about monthly) and asks, “What girl do you want to be?”...more

Rethinking Work-Life Balance

“There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.”― Alain de Botton  ...more

Oh là là: French Tea Party Ideas

I needed a mad dash home - 13 minutes. 13 minutes, com'on!...more

Five Reasons Every Mom Needs a Girls' Night Away

 "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.' "- C.S. Lewis ...more

Plant Your Own Garden

 I woke up in tears today - my pillow was wet and I wasn't sure why. Then I flipped the date on my calendar and knew. My maternal grandmother died five years ago today....more

Shop Your Closet Challenge: A School-Year-Long Shopping Ban

"Learn to invest in the best quality you can afford and wear pieces in different ways."- Michael Kors...more
I've started thinking the same way as well, in that, do I look good and do I feel good in this? ...more

Take This the Next Time You're on an Antibiotic

 "Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot."-Dutch Proverb ...more

Five Reasons Why I Share the Art of Sewing

"Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up."- Pablo Picasso Last Saturday afternoon it was just V and I.Stella and Stephen were out of the house - at a Frozen-themed five-year-old birthday party....more

How to Win the "It's My Turn" Argument

“The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.”-Elbert Hubbard If you've parented 2 + for more than a minute, you’ve had to referee a few sibling conflicts....more