An Open Letter to the Child I’ll Adopt One Day

Hello Beautiful Soul, Since I was fourteen, being a mother was one of my biggest dreams. It will probably be one of my biggest challenges too. I’ve learned that we cannot predict any of this. Before you even arrive in this world, you will have taught my heart, body, and spirit more than you can … Continue Reading

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The Honest Truth About High School

My younger cousin just began her journey into high school– the shortest and longest four years of conflicted adolescent development — and it’s caused me to reflect about the realities I have learned since leaving high school, college and every other varying stage of my life. To start, it wasn’t until years after graduation that … Continue Reading

4 Ways My Relationship With My Mom Changed When I Became A Mom

Growing up, my mom wanted to give my brother and I the world. For the most part I would say she was quite successful at that. She gave us everything She let me see my first PG-13 movie in Theaters when I was only 12 (scandalous!). I had every toy and Barbie doll known to … Continue Reading

Laughing and Learning Through Life’s Many Changes

This article is a part of the #ShareWhatMatters campaign, a movement dedicated to sharing positivity, gratitude, activism and the stories that really matter.  Growing up with a father who worked in the oil industry, I moved a lot. By a lot I mean almost every year of my life. Adjusting over and over was incredibly … Continue Reading

Rape Culture: It’s Time For A Change

This article is a part of the #ShareWhatMatters campaign, a movement dedicated to sharing positivity, gratitude, activism and the stories that really matter.  Over the past couple years there has been a lot of media attention on sexual assaults on college Campuses. Stories from schools across the nation have made headlines. Documentaries like “the Hunting … Continue Reading

#ShareWhatMatters

Share What Matters is a movement defined by two key elements: 1. We have the power in 2016 to determine what is trending. We can use that ability to shift the negativity on social media and change it into a tool for greatness. 2. We all have a story. You have a story and something … Continue Reading

Creating Safe Writing Spaces for Girls and Women

This article is a part of the #ShareWhatMatters campaign, a movement dedicated to sharing positivity, gratitude, activism and the stories that really matter.  As girls who later become women, our first serious encounters with writing start in nursery school. After more or less grasping A-Z, with some discrepancies on what’s a lowercase “b” versus a … Continue Reading

Parenting Without Sacrificing Your Dreams

This article is a part of the #ShareWhatMatters campaign, a movement dedicated to sharing positivity, gratitude, activism and the stories that really matter.  When I first became a mother I believed that everyone else’s needs and wants were greater than my own. I now know that’s not true. As a young mom, being able to … Continue Reading