Doing May started off awesome but I kind of lost my footing when we went to visit Luis' family in Mexico. At the beginning of the month, so many cool things happened like Arianna Huffington sharing one of my articles, Scary Mommy writing to ask me for a post I wrote, Huffington Post resharing a viral post of mine from a few months ago, and I got a good ways into the book I'm writing. Second ... read more

Rumi Quotes

15 Life Lessons from Rumi

Rumi, according to Wikipedia, "was a 13th century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic." I amΒ in love with quotes and poems from Rumi because they always make sense, they inspire me, and they encourage me to be braver. Here are 15 life lessons we can learn from Rumi. 1. "I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think." Life ... read more

How to Start a Self-Hosted Wordpress Blog

Everything You Need to Start a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog

This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. A lot of you know I transferred my blog over from Blogger to self-hosted Wordpress back in February. I had been on Blogger for four years and had considered the switch multiple times but always stopped at the last minute because I just didn't feel ready for the commitment. The cost and the maintenance of a self-hosted Wordpress blog ... read more

7 Survival Tips for Highly Sensitive Moms

7 Survival Tips for Highly Sensitive Moms

I'm aΒ feeler. Sometimes I feel like everything is broadcasted to me in high-definition, surround sound, and with a chair that bounces me around as I experience everything happen. Bright lights, loud sounds, and any kind of constant stimulation basically just jar my little soul. Children...are all of those things. They're high def, surround sound, all up in your grill-touchy-feeling-needy for ... read more

4 Negative Habits to Stop Today

4 Negative Habits to Stop TODAY

For a very long time, I was an pessimistic person. I didn't think of myself as unhappy, per se, but I wouldn't have told you I was excited for life. I thought I was "realistic", but little did I know I was totally holding myself back from a life that has so much more to offer. Looking back, I can seeΒ exactlyΒ where I was going wrong. Changing these four negative habits have revolutionized my life, ... read more