My Current, Terrified Thoughts on Raising Children

I was just listening to a TED Talk about raising kids to become adults. I had to turn it off because it was so scary. What's so scary about it? Well, the fact that as a parent, you are responsible for other little humans, and they basically have to be on suicide watch at all… Continue reading My Current, Terrified Thoughts on Raising Children


Goals For April

I feel like I finally have time and brain energy to do things I am passionate about. January through March was absolutely ridiculous, I was stressed constantly--I came back from my semester abroad, had to settle back in to American culture started school again and immediately became president of my a cappella group. I then… Continue reading Goals For April


Cool Venues: The Crooked Ewe

Now that I have reached the golden age of 21 I am now able to reap all the rewards of venues with alcohol. So here is the Crooked Ewe Brewery and Ale House! YUM FOOD WOW LOOK Highly recommend. We went here after watching Black Panther, and had deep discussions about it. Probably too deep--my… Continue reading Cool Venues: The Crooked Ewe


Monte’s (Nestle’s) Cookies

Alright so this is not a personal recipe, it's just the one on the back of the Nestle chocolate chips bags. HOWEVER, it's personal to me because I think I prepare it better than anyone else ever. Watch and learn: Ingredients: 2 + 1/4 cups flour tsp Salt tsp baking soda 3/4 cup sugar 3/4… Continue reading Monte’s (Nestle’s) Cookies


A New Kind of New Years Resolution: “The Year of Elegance”

My mother, when she published her first book, decided to rethink the idea of the "resolution" and instead created a "New Year's Theme." Her theme for 2011 was "Put Yourself Out There." She created a command that would dictate how she lived her year. As someone who feels uncomfortable promoting her own work, she wanted… Continue reading A New Kind of New Years Resolution: “The Year of Elegance”


Grandmotherly Advice

While playing hours upon hours of card games with Gramma, it occurred to me once again that she had aged quite gracefully. Wishing to bottle some of that grace up for myself, I asked her for tidbits of all kinds of advice. Over a game of Canasta, she told me about Beauty, Love, Family, Kindness,… Continue reading Grandmotherly Advice