• Substance Survival

    Let Us

    Let’s talk about pedestals and comparisons and jealousy. Then, let’s take it a step further and talk about racism and sexism and hate. Everything is on the same spectrum. When we make ourselves separate,…

    August 16, 2017
  • Style Substance

    The Days I Choose to Wear a Dress

    4:00pm. I look around at the colorful array of toys and dolls exploded across my floor. The long and narrow apartment looks like a fun obstacle course for tiny, spry toddler feet, while my…

    August 8, 2017
  • Survival

    Listen

    What if everything we need to hear is all around us, talking. Reaching out to touch our shoulder, whispering in our ear, and nudging us sideways. What if we don’t listen? The Universe will…

    July 31, 2017
  • Substance

    Sacred Space

    Space is a beautiful thing. Space is where the magic and the meaning happen. Without space, there would be no open field, no place to run and sing, no branch to climb and fit…

    July 25, 2017
  • Substance

    Inside Out

    The four (now five) of us stood in the familiar kitchen. Our two best friends were over for dinner and the new baby finally slept in his swing. I mixed something in a bowl…

    July 18, 2017
  • Survival

    Collecting Pain

    We all know pain. And when we feel it, there’s one thing we want to do – get as far away from it as possible. Some pain is so unbearable, we physically try to…

    July 10, 2017
  • Substance

    Love Yourself. Wear Lipstick.

    I keep a small collection of lipsticks in the little console of my car. The square, black container is right next to the gear shift, and when I push on the lid and let…

    July 10, 2017
  • Style

    Breastfeeding Style

    From pouch to poncho, the versatile, Portable Nursing Poncho really goes the distance! Raina from The MamaQueen wears the black poncho perfectly while pregnant – almost 34 weeks! I love this look with skinny denim…

    July 3, 2017
  • Survival

    Survival

    Tiny breathing, his chest flutters up and down. How surely the routine comes to us; Our bodies know what to do eat, sleep, again… How flawless the process, all to ensure the baby’s survival.…

    June 28, 2017
  • Style

    Summer Stripes

    Navy stripes are a summer staple – I love them because they function as both a pattern and a solid. How does that work?! Consider this – a striped tee can be worn with…

    June 25, 2017