"If the thought of freelancing made you scoff before or feel daunted I hope you feel differently. While it does allow for flexibility it also requires self discipline. I never expected to gain confidence, structure and the ability to be my own editor, but I was pleasantly surprised. When you take a leap into what seems to be the unknown there can be more waiting for you then what you first expect."
"Think about what you want your response to be this season when you are asked “ How were your holidays?” Do you want to say “fine” or “ I survived” ? Or would you rather say “We had so much fun!” and “We really enjoyed time with our families!” The holiday season flies by so fast. This year I hope we can all resist the temptation to accumulate what we don't need and instead say yes to less for a truly simple Christmas season. When we say no to excess we create more room for love to grow and peace to be maintained."
"Our Bodies are assigned shapes: hourglass, pear, straight, oval, diamond, apple. Our skin and hair types are described by words like; dry, flaky, greasy, blemished, normal, average. We have been taught to measure every part of ourselves by a “one type of beauty for every body” system instead of a “every body is a type of beauty” system.What is we saw our bodies as living stories? What if the dark circles, the unruly hair, the scars- all told stories about our history, present, and future? We can all appreciate historical structures for the history they represent and the memories they house."
"Slow mothering might look like a little more savoring, a little less rushing.A little less progress, a little more process. A little less structure, and a little more kindness. A little less curating and a little more spontaneity. A little less yelling, a little more laughing."
"Healing and forgiveness is an ongoing process. We have learned the importance of addressing pain, as unspoken pain only breeds more pain. It is important to keep showing up and choosing love. When God transforms a story of pain into a story of hope, love is reborn and made new. It is my hope that those who hear our story will find hope for their own and the courage to share it."
"As a millenial and a woman I am used to pushing myself, as I'm guessing most of us twenty-somethings and females are expected to. I ignored the sleeplessness and the signs of stress because I thought that's what I was supposed to do. I was a new mother, newlywed, and promoted to management at a job where I was working overtime. We each have a different set of life circumstances, but we can all relate to not getting enough sleep and having hectic and demanding schedules."
“Texas is the finest portion of the globe that has ever blessed my vision”- Sam Houston.
"Nowhere is this statement truer than in Austin TX. Though I’m not from Austin I have made countless trips through the years with my husband, friends, and family. It is where we go for beautiful places to swim, good music, quirky hangouts, delicious food and a good time because Austin has both natural and man made wonders it is the perfect place to have an adventure."
“Houston, we have a problem...” This may have been the only reference to Houston you’ve ever heard. But having been born there, met my husband there, and having my first child there, makes me feel quite differently about it. Houston has greater diversity than any city I’ve ever been too. There are hidden gems sprinkled throughout this city for everyone, whether you are young, old, or somewhere in-between."