Posts Categorized: Blog

What Do I Say?

I have a confession…I still don’t know what to say to someone who’s experienced loss. Having lost my husband, you would think I’d know what to say, but all I know are the words and actions that most comforted me. During these challenging times, it’s important to remember we’re all different in how we grieve… Read more »

Best Advice Ever

Hi Friend! Today I’m keepin’ it short and sweet, sharing some of the best advice I’ve received that’s stuck with me over the years. My mom always told me, “90% of what you worry about never happens.” I always pull this one out any time fear is keeping me from doing the thing I know… Read more »

Better, Braver, and Kinder

Hi There! Is there someone in your life that makes you want to be a better, braver, or kinder version of yourself? I have several men and women who’ve done this for me, but there’s one in particular I’d like to highlight today. Thankfully, she’s given me permission to share the Cliff notes version of… Read more »

Dear Ellie

Hi!! I have to tell you about an incredible experience I had over the weekend, but before I go any further, I need to share the backstory… This summer I received an email from one of the band directors at Cuero High School, Rick Varela. For those of you who are new to my journey,… Read more »

Are You Smarter Than a Kindergartner?

Hi There! To answer the question above, of course you are smarter than a kindergartner. I thought I was, too, but apparently I still have some learning to do! Here’s what happened… After school one day last week, upon getting back home, Ellie proceeded to unzip her backpack and pull out her folder to show… Read more »

The Courage to Change

Hi! Have you ever made a significant change in your life and, even though you were confident in your choice, worried about how others would receive the news and feel about you based on your decision? Recently, after much deliberation, a friend of mine made a huge change in her life for the betterment of… Read more »

Happy Half Hour Podcast with Jamie Ivey

Happy Wednesday!! Hope you had a great holiday weekend! El and I sure did! Today, I wanted to share my latest podcast episode with the amazing Jamie Ivey! Last year, I was on her Happy Hour podcast (you can listen to last year’s episode here). Today, I’m on her Happy Half Hour. Hope you enjoy… Read more »

Ellie Goes to Kindergarten

Welp…We survived the first day of Kindergarten. It’s not easy watching your baby grow up and go off to big kid school. Luckily, my usually shy, anxious, and reserved little El popped out of bed Monday morning and said with a giggle,“I’m so excited!” {Side note: Over the past few weeks, any time I brought… Read more »

Olympic Dreams

Hi There! Last night I was binge-watching the Olympics and catching up on the women’s gymnastics team finals. I couldn’t help but get nostalgic after team USA won the gold. My thoughts took me back to the 1996 Olympics…The Magnificent 7 was the name of the USA women’s Olympic gymnastics team. It was the summer… Read more »