Digital Minimalism Biggest Lessons | Salt Air Entrepreneur

Let me start by pompously proclaiming something important to know: I have been killing it this year. I say that as an Enneagram One who thrives on being perfectionistic, but has realized she can’t be perfect and knows that what she is already doing and accomplished is good enough 🙂 Being a One is HARD, but it’s…

Gladiators Sharing Joy | Life By The Sea

This world is a very broken place right now. I’m sure it always has been, but the news and social media bring the broken right to our attention front and center daily and it’s hard to see what kind of acts of violence or tragedy have happened since the last one 10 minutes prior and…

Parent | New Mom Series

Mike and I often talk about the fact that we know we’re mommy and daddy, but the word parent seems so foreign to us still. That sounds weird to say out loud (or type, lol) and to admit, but it does. I know I’m not alone here, too. I am fierce about my love for my…

Daycare Improvisations | New Mom Series

For seven years, I’ve run a business that has grown so beautifully and served some of the most incredible couples and families and small businesses. I have also grown three little girls and raised them to be joyful, wild and completely hilarious and maintained a deep and loving relationship with my BFF Mike Hedgepeth. We’ve…

Polkadot Sweater & Red Heels Project | Elle Marie 3 + 3 1/2 Years!

I’m sitting here in mother-of-a-middle-child disbelief, we have no pictures from Ellie’s THIRD sweater & polka dot shoot at all. I shot them, but we never posted them and I can’t find them. Looked through RAWS. Hard Drives. Folders. We just simply thought we had them and this is a BIG reason we have a three…

About Last Year & Stress City | New Mom Series

I have been talking to some of my friends recently about the dynamic of bringing another little one home and into your lives. There is so much JOY when you introduce a new family member and start to all grow and figure out the new life together. There are so many endearing, inspiring moments. So…

How To Take A 5 Year Old To NYC | New Mom Series

What a crazy title, right? To this family…life is an ADVENTURE! We had a rough time a couple of months ago and sitting (well, laying, with a neck brace and tears pouring down my face) in that ambulance with those two little girls to my left and right I made a promise. Actually, I think…

A Life That’s Good | Life By The Sea

You’re going to get a shot at what you want your life to be like at some point. Have you ever heard the opening dialogue for the movie The Choice based on the Nicholas Sparks novel? Yeah…he’s right. He’s always right, my boy Nick 🙂 Haha! But really, the truth is that it’s just a series of…

The Number One Way We Made Life Easier | New Mom Series

Life is absolutely like swimming in the ocean. It’s still sometimes. So still that you can think so clearly, you can dream, you’re level-headed and you’re really able to keep up with the tides. Then it gets a little choppier, but you kind of hang on and adjust because you know it’ll be still again…

Mom Wine Culture | ACoA

Please make a choice before you read this blog. Make a choice to hear it for what it is. Don’t jump to get offended without understanding who this blog is really for. I’m speaking to the people who are starting to drown in something and don’t even fully realize it yet because of a mom culture normalizing alcoholism without knowing…

The Saddest Conversation | New Mom Series

I am finding that I’m literally growing as a mother with all of our clients, colleagues and absolutely incredible blog and social media followers. I came to you all as a pregnant brand new business owner who started her business and family the same year. It was scary, it was SO full of what-ifs and…