Sweet tooth.

This week has started off with a bang! I’m finally transitioning into my new full time gig, diving head-first into a new fitness regimen and meal plan, and the household routine with little man is shifting some. While these are all wonderful things, they’re making for some very long days in my world! I don’t know about you, but when I’m exhausted at the end of a long day, I just want something sweet. So in an effort not to blow new said fitness regimen and/or meal plan, I whipped up a batch of these delicious, guilt-free pumpkin cranberry cookies!  Continue reading

Kate Spade Sailor Knot

Knotted.

I’ve been knotted lately. You tell a single mom who’s worked at least 2 (at times 3) jobs the last 10 ish years that she’s going to have weeks off in between jobs – it just threw me off! Despite the fact that I’m going to work for an amazing company, and continuing to teach on the side, the whole routine is going to change. While I’m confident that said change will be for the best, I’ve been grappling with the uneasy feelings that change can bring over the last few weeks. Continue reading

The Untold Struggle

I don’t talk about this often because to be honest, I don’t really know how. The funny thing about this topic is, you feel like you have to step backwards in order to talk presently. Like you have to tell the story from the beginning. I don’t want to tell the story from the beginning, at all. I realize every vantage point lived a different story, your truth, my truth, the truth kind of thing. We all know that every vantage point is jaded, and all I know with certainty is where I stand now. I am raising my 11-year-old son alone, with incredibly supportive parents and friends. But, without his dad. Continue reading

Unplugged.

Busy. Busy. Busy! Life has been in overdrive lately, and while I typically love being busy, lately I’ve been craving a Netflix and chill kind of routine. So today I unplugged almost completely and stopped by one of my favorite locations in Fishers. With Science Kid Caiden in tow and bow-tie wearing, Einstein leashed up, it was the perfect way to recharge under the fall sunshine and blue sky.  Continue reading

To do lists, planner and organizations… back to school we go!

I don’t know about you, but I’m a type A personality. I love my planner, I require checklists to ensure I’m getting things done, I’m calm when my week is mapped out ahead of time, and I get extreme gratification checking those little boxes off! With the start of a new school year and a fifth grade student in a new school, I was feeling the pinch as a single mom to ensure our schedules matched up. Between both of my jobs, my commitment as a board member and Science Kid Caiden’s Tae Kwon Do classes, piano lessons and homework – I knew I needed a plan. Luckily for me, there are a few easy things I could do make both of our lives easier.  Continue reading