Preserve Your Memories in Resin
I’ve had the privilege lately of working on some sentimental projects. I cast a rose, given to my friend the night her husband proposed, some special feathers and a memento of a son, lost to childhood illness. Now I’m getting to work on an exciting new project for a...
What does website copy have to do with $22 margaritas?
So, exactly what is website copy and what does it have to do with $22 margaritas? That's me, enjoying every drop of an exorbitant Marg on my 40th birthday (it's been so long since I've been out that the price of my fave beachside beverage quadrupled). But back to my...
Own a Small Business? Four Ways to Stay Inspired During the Pandemic
The world is a different place than it was on the eve of 2020, especially for small businesses. To survive, you need to be flexible, creative and inspired. So how do you do that, exactly, during a worldwide pandemic?
So I Guess This is the New Normal
When this isolation started, I felt guilty about how good it felt to slow down. It’s something I’ve been trying and failing to do lately.
How Do you Define Success as an Artist?
What does it mean to be a successful artist today if the old guidelines are irrelevant?
Going On Meds
I’m starting a new decade on medication for anxiety and depression. For most of 2019, I felt mentally healthier than ever before, until I didn’t.
Depression Does not Discriminate
“When I finally felt ready for a second child, years later, I spoke to my therapist about preventative strategies in case PND started throwing its weight around a second time. I had notes and lists. I built a strong sense of identity as a woman and mother and felt...
Change Makers Book Launch
Recently I grabbed an opportunity by the ovaries. It’s kind of insane-but not really- and it fills one of my lifelong dreams, to be published in a book. Change Makers, 20 Inspirational Stories from Women Making an Impact in the Lives of Others. My co-authors are...
Do you Struggle with Perfectionism?
It Starts When We're Young When I was in kindergarten I remember taking some sort of aptitude test. It required me to cut a circle out of a piece of red construction paper. I started cutting. The sides looked uneven so I snipped and trimmed again and again until I had...
How To Flip The Table On Your Life
I prepared as best I could, to avoid or minimise a second round of postnatal depression. Spoiler alert, it didn’t work so this is what I did instead.
It’s Uncool To Be Obsessed With Your Kids
My children stole my soul so I must fight, daily, to get a small piece of it back. I need to keep some for myself so I can maintain a bit of self-respect and at least a shadow of my identity for when the day comes when the girls leave me.
Do I have to eat my words about sleep training?
A while back I wrote this post about sleep training. Some people liked it, others compared my home to a Russian Orphanage. I personally thought I had this whole sleep-training thing nailed. Turns out each kid is different. Who knew?