• Substance

    Learning to Trust Myself

    My second son Andrew was a few days home from the hospital and my milk still hadn’t come in. Chicago was also experiencing its biggest blizzard in 15 years, so as snow fell in…

    January 30, 2018
  • Substance

    Imperfect, Magical Holiday

    The man at the tree lot this year helped us tie our Christmas tree to the top of the car. It was only me and the boys and we couldn’t do it ourselves. Once…

    January 5, 2018
  • Style

    How to be a Fashionista

    When I was about 15, my BFF Chandelle made a comment about my fashion sense that stuck with me. Before I go on, I can guarantee she has absolutely no recollection of this conversation!…

    December 13, 2017
  • Substance

    Spaces

    A brand new mom walks down the sidewalk with her 3 week old baby snuggly secured to her chest in a carrier. One of the straps digs into her shoulder, causing pain, but now…

    December 8, 2017
  • Survival

    Wild Heart | Wild Mama

    Some of us were born with a wild heart – a heart that wants to remain open, despite any risk of being discovered and damaged. We want to experience true love, and we do…

    November 21, 2017
  • Substance

    It Is You

    In my dream, I was riding my bike. I was on a hill, going down, but for some reason I couldn’t move. The dirt path was brown and soft, and my front tire was…

    November 10, 2017
  • Survival

    Skeleton Woman

    There is a myth I’d like to share with you (coincidentally on Halloween) called “The Skeleton Woman”. The story speaks to me as a wife and a mother – it is a love story,…

    October 31, 2017
  • Substance

    I Am

    I was 9, sitting on the hill across the road from my Grandmother’s house. Shiny buttercups and puffy dandelions dotted the entire landscape, making the green grass all but disappear. Seeing the narrow hillside…

    October 12, 2017
  • Substance

    Always Enough Love

    When I talk about my clothing line, the questions I get asked the most are, “Do you have a fashion background?” How did you start? How did you know what to do?” These are…

    October 4, 2017
  • Substance

    To Your Future Self

    Mama, I understand you can’t think straight right now. This morning you woke up, tangled in messy sheets and unwashed pajamas and wondered, what would happen if I just stayed here? In bed? Would…

    September 20, 2017

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