Emotional Baggage

Rockin’ the mini van and proud of it

I’m not ashamed to admit I love my minivan. Truth be told, I’ve been rocking the mini since college and believe me, back then everybody loved riding in the van. At first, I cringed at the thought of tooling around town in a suburban mom mobile, but then again, I had no choice. I certainly… Continue reading Rockin’ the mini van and proud of it

Emotional Baggage · health & wellness

When Self-Help Books Don’t Help

I believe in transparency, especially now with the various filters we put on our life via social feeds. And when it comes to the modern woman, we are the masters of putting on a happy face no matter what the circumstance. It’s what we do as women – soldier on. No matter what the situation,… Continue reading When Self-Help Books Don’t Help

Emotional Baggage

A day in the life of a modern mom: business meetings, maggots, and Rubber Duckie

The horror which ensues in this story is enough to make anyone a.) second guess being a dog owner and  b.) question their sanity in the decision to have 2 children, be pregnant and have a puppy at the same time. The events below are completely true and have not been embellished. No one was… Continue reading A day in the life of a modern mom: business meetings, maggots, and Rubber Duckie

Emotional Baggage · Tea

The mourning of a broken tea cup

While winter lingered here in the Windy City this past February, I found comfort pouring myself a fresh brew of Harney and Sons Earl Grey tea into my favorite tea cup. Everyone has a favorite mug or demitasse or tea cup, no matter what kind of piping hot beverage you prefer. Approximately 2 years had… Continue reading The mourning of a broken tea cup

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Rebuilding your credit: The financial rise and fall of a domestic woman

A stranger gave me $100 in gift cards just before Christmas while I was grocery shopping at Meijer. My son and daughter each had a dollar to spend and they chose cheap 10 cent fish that would almost certainly meet their demise before the new year. As we watched the Meijer employee plunge a blue… Continue reading Rebuilding your credit: The financial rise and fall of a domestic woman

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Welcome to The Circular Home’s new home

My editor contacted me a few weeks ago and let me know Inside Shopper, the site that hosts my home decor column The Circular Home, was being annihilated in September. A harsh word, annihilated, but true to the definition, my column was utterly destroyed this week. I was bummed out at first and then my… Continue reading Welcome to The Circular Home’s new home