Category Archives: Life & Family

Mom Life: The Target Mirror Reality Check

Have you ever looked back and caught sight of yourself in a Target three-way mirror? Let me rephrase. Have you ever wandered into the cute Juniors section at the front and convinced yourself you still look young enough to pull off those trendy Mossimo and Xhilaration pieces? Well, if you’re over thirty, raising a small child, and favoring sleep over exercise (like me) I’m willing to bet you have. I’m willing to bet you know just how jarring that sight can be. And, oh, how irrevocably disappointing.

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Front & Center

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When I started blogging back in 2004 (those LiveJournal days!), the appeal was that I could hide behind the page and just get the words out without having to really show my face. Not that I wanted to hide behind anonymity – it wasn’t really about that at all. It was really more about my overwhelmingly introverted side remaining just that: out of view and happily so.

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Kid in the City: Lucy’s Favorite Miami Spots

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There are certain times of year when I wish for seasonal changes and colorful leaves on the ground. But enjoying a day of Miami’s crisp yet sunny fall weather this weekend easily made me forget that. In search of outdoor entertainment for Lucy, who is now a vocal and vibrant 19-month-old, led us to some of Miami’s most scenic spots.

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Blogger Roundup

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One of the reasons I began blogging, other than wanting a creative outlet, was the inspiration I felt from the amazing women who were doing it so well. These women have been around for years, paving their own path and sharing their own creative passions with their readers, something that propelled me to share my own voice. I’m now sharing them with you, hoping to spread a little love and light.

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Girls & Beer

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Saturday’s Wynwood Brewing Co. celebration found me with a baby and husband in tow around Wynwood’s colorful, art-loving, food-truck-gathering streets. This was Lucy’s first time out in that neighborhood and she seemed to be really amused by the graffiti walls and chalk-drawn sidewalks, not unlike her parents. Since she’s a Miami native, like her momma, we decided to capture a few shots to commemorate the visit to one of our city’s most iconic spots. The whole experience, though short because of the extreme heat, was really exciting for everyone – it’s not everyday you get to watch your little girl embrace some of the very things you enjoy yourself (minus the fermented stuff).

As a result of the experience, I wrote a piece for SimplyQ  – a basic craft beer guide for ladies, something I hope you’ll find helpful. Feel free to check it out on their site. And to see more pics of Lucy romping around town, click on through.

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Life & Yoga

11 Life Lessons I've Learned from Yoga inspired by Yoga with Adriene on Bubbles & Ink Blog

A few months ago, after years of on-and-off yoga classes, I realized I needed a break in my day to, not only get some exercise, but also clear my head and find some inspiration. I then came across a YouTube channel called Yoga with Adriene and it’s been a daily practice since, something I’ve hardly ever been able to maintain before. From it, I realized there are quite a few simple but essential life lessons emerging from the mat. Here’s what I’ve learned from my daily practice.

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