The Things You’ll Never Know

My dearest little one,

I’m writing this one-handed, your little breaths keeping the softest metronome, your little lips pursed out as you dream of eating.

You’ll never know all the times I kissed your tiny fingers as you gripped me so tight; I promise it’s impossible to even count that high.

You’ll never know how I breathed in your skin like it was oxygen, that sweet, pure, Cream of Wheat smelling skin that gives me life.

You’ll never know how much I adored watching your little lips move feverishly as you ate, a little motor that made me laugh out loud, as if you were famished – your rolls would beg to differ.

Why We Need to Empower Men

We hear it everywhere – women need to know they can do the same things as men. Well I think that notion is quite tired, don’t you? It couldn’t be more apparent that women can do what men do – it even pains me to write that because it’s certainly no revelation.

Instead of this, we should be putting our efforts into empowering men, helping them to do the same things as women. If you know anything about me, you know I’m a feminist (and unless you don’t like humans, you are too!), so this statement of men empowerment may seem strange to you – just hear me out – and please don’t miss the flippant tone.

We don’t give men enough credit

I didn’t really realize this until I was married and it definitely escalated when I had kids, but I came to the realization that we don’t give men enough credit.

This is how I came to that conclusion – my husband does it all.

30 Facts About Me

It’s my 30th birthday, and I wanted to share 30 facts about me, but with a twist. The 30 facts were created by my family and friends, the people who know me best and who have made me the person I am today.

I’m in disbelief that I’ve lived 30 years – not in a bad way, but what the heck have I been doing for 3 decades and how do I still remember childhood events like they were yesterday?! I always had a picture of “grown ups” in my head and never in a million years would have believed this is 30 – I’m not serious, tall, or adult-ish like I imagined. But here we are, this is 30, and I love it. I actually have some exciting changes coming I’ll share soon.

Thank you to you all who shared your facts, stories, and memories with me – this post will be such a treasure for me to reflect on. I thought it would be more of a compilation of ridiculous or embarrassing things about me, but there are some really touching memories and sentiments.

An Open Letter to Bloggers

Dear bloggers,

Take a deep breath. Close your eyes, even. (Seriously try it, it feels nice.)

In.

Out.

In.

Out.

Ahh, I’m feeling better already.

When’s the last time you took a second to literally just close your eyes, breathe, and enjoy a moment of peace and calm?

I’m writing to you to hopefully put some things into perspective in the light of social media algorithm changes, Shadowbanning, and whatever else is happening to bog you down.

Distributor-Approved LipSense Carrying Cases

As a SeneGence distributor, you have probably asked or searched in Facebook groups about the best storage or carrying cases for your products – I know because I’ve done the same!

I see tons of these inquiry posts – some answered, some unanswered – and decided to search through all of my groups to find the best storage solutions from distributors who actually use these cases.

I chose the most frequently recommended and ones that had actual reviews from the users – yup, I read through tons of threads, comments, and questions so you don’t have to!

Pin this page so you don’t lose it and you’ll never have to ask or search the groups again – hooray!

Everyday Face Routine

Like all of you, I wear many hats – mom, writer, business owner, teacher, blogger – and like all of you, I am BUSY. Even when I’m not busy, I’m busy in the sense that I don’t have time to get ready. It’s a fun game my daughter and I play called ‘Mom tries to put on makeup and I try to take and open all of it.’ It’s super fun, you should try it.

I have undereye circles (always have), dark spots left over from blemishes, and my lips disappear on my pale face. These problem areas coupled with the fact that my makeup always creased and magically melted away left me on the epic quest to master what, I believe, every woman wants – a natural everyday face that stays put.

So I did it. Yup, that’s right, it does exist! Don’t let the steps scare you away – this whole face takes a few minutes; I completed it with my toddler and baby around in less than 10 min (this time included soothing my one-month-old & getting her to nap).

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