Never send this text.

Ever.

“Can we talk?” When was the last time someone send you that text? I have honestly started to believe that there are some people who have a calling in life to be upsetting and disruptive, at literally the worst possible times. They could pick a good day to be disruptive.  At least one where you’ve […]

Instinct, Giovanni, and The Rest of the “Accidental” Story

I have 12 years of classical piano training.   In college, I had visions of getting a degree in Music and took some college level classes with that goal in mind.  Thanks to a professor who believed in me, those classes yielded an opportunity to perform as a soloist with an orchestra.  A music degree […]

Mrs. Labit, I have to tell you that you may never use your arm again.

Since it’s almost all back to normal now… I thought it might be time to share some thoughts from the perspective of a #ceomom who, not long ago, wasn’t sure she was ever going to be able to type again. One of my hips has had something wrong with it for at least ten years. […]

The Face of Competition

As I encounter more and more of the amazing variety of women who make up this world, I have seen something, over and over again that bears mentioning here. That face.  The look on the face of a business owner who just discovered their idea, their creative work, being used by someone else.   Entire essays […]

Is Disney worth it with toddlers?

Early this spring, I got a call from Disney inviting us to come down for a weekend with our two littlest people. They had a weekend planned for bloggers with preschoolers and wanted us to participate. We actually had a window in our schedule and agreed to take Louis (just turned two) and Elsie (just […]

The Real Story of Cotton Babies

The exhilaration of seeing two pink lines on the pregnancy test for the first time fifteen years ago is a feeling I won’t soon forget.  I called my friend and had a squealing moment about those two pink lines.  Then I had to take the other test… just to be sure.  It felt amazing. I’d dreamed about having a […]

A Business Owner’s Perspective on Disney World

Vacation doesn’t often happen for our family. This year, spring break fell right in the middle of the an intense time for our business, but we needed a vacation so, on a whim, we loaded everyone in the car and headed for Florida. I used points to reserve our hotel rooms on the iPad while […]

Why I don’t believe in “impossible”.

Almost every day, I’m surprised again by someone willing to believe that a completely solvable situation is impossible to work through. The mountain is too high. The project is too big. The problem is too complex. They don’t know how, and they don’t want to learn. They’d rather sit there and talk to me about […]

Cloth diapers aren’t an all or nothing deal…

I work in our retail store on the weekends occasionally. Often, the customers who come in on Saturday work a full-time job outside the home in addition to raising a baby. These are very busy families who are concerned about the environmental effects of diapering and want to raise their baby in an environmentally conscientious […]