For the Love of Morning Sickness

Each pregnancy has brought something different, caused a new experience. But nothing ever like this. I started feeling the nausea and morning sickness before I even took a pregnancy test. I replaced my jeans with joggers and leggings around 6 weeks and ordered a pair of maternity jeans around the same time. 

Small Things | Gratitude

Breaking in to the habit of practicing gratitude on a regular basis was something that didn't come naturally to me. It's not that I'm not grateful - but living with anxiety and depression can make me turn inward and focus on the negative much more that the positive. 

One small way that I've been practicing at attitude of gratitude is to write letters. Letters to friends, family, clients, customers, new acquaintances simply thanking them and sharing how grateful I am to have these people in my life.

Spring Cleaning - Beauty Edition

While it's still a little gloomy and chilly here (sorry, East Coast friends, I know you're in a blizzard!), it is officially SPRING!

Usually around this time of year I'm cleaning up our toys, school shelves, hall closet and pantry. Tidying up, tossing anything that's not serving the family in this season and replacing old and battered things with fresh new ones.

Cooking With ... Sesame Oil

I love me some good olive oil and it's always a staple in my kitchen but switching things up every now and then isn't just fresh and exciting, it's better for your health. It's easy to fall in a rut with the same foods every day or every week and while regularity and consistency are great for the mind, there's always new things to try, new ways to cook that nourish our bodies as well as our beloved olive oil.