From the Heart

Stories and perspective on managing midlife. If you are overwhelmed and over 40, this is for you.

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‘Me Time’ for Mother’s Day Isn’t Selfish

Mother’s Day is nearly here. I know the question is coming: “What do you want for Mother’s Day?” Honestly, I don’t want much. I know I want some special time with my people. Maybe go out to brunch or do a little shopping. I also plan to ask for a little ‘Me Time’ for Mother’s … Read more

The World Needs More Mom Friendly Jobs

Why We Need More Mom-Friendly Jobs

You know what we need? More mom-friendly jobs. Like, the kind that are cool about you staying home with a sick child. Or encouraging to attend little Billy’s school program in the middle of the day. Supervisors that didn’t silently judge you when you left the office right at 5 p.m. (Because sometimes you JUST … Read more

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Our Girl Drama Experience and Accountability Lesson

Girl drama. I hoped we could avoid it. We actually made it a little more than halfway through fourth grade before it slapped us right in the face. And let me tell you: it stung. But, it also taught me about how to handle girl drama and teaching accountability.

From an early age, I’ve been … Read more

Surprising Things I Miss About Work

Call Me Crazy, But Sometimes I Miss Work

Today in the school drop-off line, I noticed the dressed-up-for-work moms. It took me back to my rushed mornings and my days of the Starbucks drive-thru with my boss. And I realized something. Sometimes, I miss work.

It’s been almost one year since I resigned from corporate life. I do miss some things about work. … Read more

What Does Breathe and Reboot Mean

Breathe and Reboot – What Does It Mean?

Breathe and Reboot defines my life; it’s my process; my mantra.

You see, for years, I struggled. I struggled with balance. Struggled with weight. And with work. Also, parenting. I struggled to keep my house clean, with my child’s homework, with staying on top of the laundry, remembering to pay the bills and what to … Read more

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