Swimsuit season is here, and I still need to lose 30 pounds. Oy. There was a time when I enjoyed the hunt for a cute bikini; however, that was 20 years ago when I was 100 pounds and stretch-mark free. In my late 20s, I started having babies and gained 85, 80, and 65 pounds… Continue reading Swimsuit Season – Say No More
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
Circling round the internet, soft at first but now a tad louder, is the idea of slow living. Our society as a whole has been moving quite quickly over the years with our fast food, fast careers, fast communication and overall fast everything. I fully believe many of us are experiencing burnout after all this… Continue reading 5 Ways to Lead a Slower Life
I love getting dressed up. I enjoy the hunt for an outfit, mostly at local consignment shops, and selecting an item that really makes me squeal. My personal style likes to show a little leg, so I stick with A-line skirts as those compliment my hippy-er figure. I happily wear make up to enhance my… Continue reading Comfortable underwear is the way to go
I no longer subscribe to the idea of New Year’s resolutions, as I believe every day is an opportunity to start fresh. The year 2017 is ripe with opportunities for us ladies to care for ourselves. This obsession we’ve adopted of sprinting around our day on empty is no longer doable, in fact, I’m burned… Continue reading Changing your definition of “self-care” and “working out”
As a little girl I watched “Christmas in Connecticut,” longing to be Elizabeth Lane, the ever-imaginative writer who knew nothing about cooking or tidying as a domestic woman but certainly knew how to weave words that connected with her readers. While I can bake up a storm of yummy Russian tea cakes and clean the… Continue reading Tips for surviving the holidays
I LOVE giving presents so in celebration of my new column, The Modern Domestic Woman with the Kane County Chronicle, I am gifting one person a housewarming basket full of goodies from my favorite local shops and establishments. From December 14 – December 20 leave a comment below answering this question: What is the best… Continue reading The Modern Domestic Woman GIVEAWAY!