Last week, Sydney turned twelve. This little girl… ❤️ The years are passing quicker now. Maybe because I finally wish they would slow down. Parenting is feeling emotional lately. I often tell people: -Having a gaggle of toddlers is physically taxing in incredible ways. -Having a gaggle of pre-teen/teenagers is emotionally taxing in far greater […]
Joining Girl Scouts seemed like a fun extra curricular option for our daughter. As the middle child, in a house filled with siblings, she needed something that was her own. Cookie sales are a known part of the Girl Scout commitment. You try to prepare yourself. You hear all about how it teaches girls to […]
In the late 2000’s, as the mortgage industry tanked, we found ourselves re-evaluating mortgage banking as our continued source of income. No matter how we sliced it, a career change was going to mean significantly less pay. We wanted to step off the commission-only pay schedule though. Establishing consistency seemed to outweigh the fear. Regardless, […]
I once told an art teacher, while in college, that I was not comfortable with the techniques required to complete a project. As I was saying it, I assumed he would give me some sort of pass for lowered expectations or maybe that he would reassure me mediocre results would be acceptable.