More Than One Direction



My intention for February was to figure out what I want to do when I grow up…although I suppose I should say what I want to do when Lyddie grows up.

To be honest, I really didn’t make much progress towards coming up with a clear objective.
I chatted with friends.
I researched a few options.
I listened to some motivational podcasts.
I came up with more ideas…not definite plans mind you, just more that I want to do!
But nothing feels solid yet.

I am wondering how do you choose a path?
I seem read more

Life As An Expat



Some of the feedback I got from my reader survey included wanting to know more about my life as an expat.
So here goes!

I have lived here in Brisbane for eight years now so, while I am not a citizen and can’t officially call Australia home, it is honestly hard for me to accurately remember my life back in the States and my initial impressions of the land down under.

I essentially moved out of my childhood home when I was fourteen.  I desperately wanted to go to boarding school and my parents somehow read more

A Monthly Intention – January

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Over on her blog, A Life Un-Styled, Vanisha’s first post of 2015 was about setting a monthly intention.
I think this is a brilliant idea.
Rather than making a sweeping resolution, set an intention for each month.
Then ideally, break that goal down into manageable pieces…actions you are able to achieve on a daily or weekly basis that will lead to your intention becoming reality.

My intention for January is to find a new rhythm.
I have gone from being a working mother of one to a stay at home read more

The State Of The Blog In 2015

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As I think about what I want from 2015, I know that I want this blog to continue to be a part of my life.
This blog provides me with a creative outlet that, until I started blogging, I didn’t know that I needed.
Now I can’t imagine life without writing and sharing.
I also want this blog to evolve.
It originally started as a way to support other women…specifically other mothers.  My first posts were less about me and were more about navigating birth and motherhood.  At some point I started read more

Ringing In A New Year



I actually asked R last night if we should be having some champagne.
Clearly I have no idea what day it is!
It turns out that today is the day.
Happy New Year’s Eve!

First and foremost, I want to say thank you.
Thank you for coming to this blog…for reading and for commenting.
Your presence and your words make me feel warm inside…I feel supported, encouraged, and inspired.
I hope that 2015 is a good one for you…the best.

I myself have such an excellent feeling about read more