Young Love Isn’t A Lesser Love

Young love always left a bad taste in my mouth. My parents had me at 18 and 19 and separated a few months after, so I can’t remember when my mom and dad lived under one roof. For awhile I was very resentful about this, and my “takeaway” lesson therefore was to find the perfect Prince and never let him go. When I attended elementary school, my best friend’s mom … Continue reading Young Love Isn’t A Lesser Love

Thoughts on Whether Criticism is Necessary by Dash of Daisy blogger Taylor Seely

Healthy Criticism is Necessary

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about constructive criticism versus unnecessary judgments or exploitation. Of course I’m opposed to any cruelness toward others, but I think drawing the line between being helpful and being hurtful is more difficult than we think. I have become more sensitive with age, and I doubt I’m alone when I say I over-analyze and read into everything said to or … Continue reading Healthy Criticism is Necessary

Relationship Lesson: Confessions of a Clean Freak

Writing this post, I know immediately my mom is going to scoff at the title. I was a slob as a child and even now during the school year my room gets messy and the dishes stack up. When it comes to summer vacation though, I have the time to relax and tidy up each day, so I do. I even find it somewhat therapeutic. The past … Continue reading Relationship Lesson: Confessions of a Clean Freak

College Educated, Mama Bear Graduated

I know for most kids, attending their own parent’s college graduation is not a typical life event. But a couple months ago my mom carried out her dream of graduating. For as long as I can remember, a college education is something my mom has fiercely believed in, and on this day our entire family watched, tears in eyes. This day was so special for her, … Continue reading College Educated, Mama Bear Graduated

7 Things I’ve Learned Being A Dance Teacher

I grew up in the competitive dance world and after my last year competing and first year of college, you could pretty much say I lost my mind. I had so much free time on my hands that I would come to my dorm room after class, do homework, maybe take a walk around downtown and then go to bed… the problem was I couldn’t. For … Continue reading 7 Things I’ve Learned Being A Dance Teacher

Relationship Lesson for the Books

Having a high school sweetheart is one of those perfect-case, but rarely-does-it-happen scenarios because come high school you either realize all the boys are ugly, you decide you’re an independent woman who doesn’t need a man (totally me – wanted to go to Harvard Law) or you notice most lasting high school couples are miserable, baby-breeding machines. So believe me when I say I never thought I’d … Continue reading Relationship Lesson for the Books

Avoid The Waves, Take Life One Ripple At A Time

Spring break came and spring break went, and as I sit sipping my coffee after my first full day of classes, I can’t help but long for summer. I mean honestly, my mouth is watering just from the thought of ice cream on the beach. But that has me thinking about how it’s so easy to live life “vacation-to-vacation.” “I can’t wait for summer,” or, … Continue reading Avoid The Waves, Take Life One Ripple At A Time