I’ve just returned home to my tribe from a dreamy girlfriends’ weekend with my college roommate in Scottsdale, Arizona. We planned the trip in January when I was up to my eyeballs in sleepless nights with my then six-week-old, wearing milk-stained tee-shirts and yoga pants, and binge watching Parenthood on Netflix before having to return to work. If you can’t read between the lines, I needed a break from my new life as a mom of four. Even though, at the time, said break was approximately 250 . . .
Aren't you just loving Lorae's Company Memos? I am learning about businesses, products, and organizations I would have never heard of before! Today, I am on the way to Scottsdale, Arizona for a weekend with my college roommate and I am seriously kicking myself for not utilizing my Rent the Runway Unlimited Subscription. (I'm their favorite customer EVER because I bought the subscription in February and keep forgetting to use it!). Also, Chip and Joanna are EVERYWHERE, amiright? Have a fabulous . . .
Mary Coleman has been a beautiful voice in the lives of women for decades, her daughters being the first recipients of her wisdom. I met Mary seven years ago when she led a Bible study on foundations of faith. I learned so much that summer that I kept coming back for more—studies on self-care and motherhood, guilt and perfectionism. She has become a mentor over the years, a true Titus 2 woman teaching the younger generations what is good. Mary has encouraged me and believed in me, wrestled . . .
I am over the moon excited to be meeting my college roommate this Friday for a girlfriends' weekend. We have a tradition of taking an annual "roomie" trip, but I bailed last year because I was pregnant and uncomfortable and, let's face it, I couldn't drink wine. So to make up for lost time, we are going all out at the Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. But first, I've got to get there. This entails waking up at an ungodly hour on Friday morning to catch a flight in Richmond, . . .
After 40 weeks of pregnancy followed by 40 weeks of work and effort, I finally met my goal and attained my pre-baby bod. I've often heard that weight is more difficult to shed the older you get, and that's the truth, girlfriend. So many times in this nine month process, I had to jump start my weight loss to keep my body from plateauing: I began running again, I completed two 30-day cleanses, I started attending a strength training class a couple days a week, and I eliminated the majority of . . .