My kids once waited alone at school for an hour because I wasn’t there to get them. Talk about mom guilt. This was years ago, but my stomach still feels sick when I share that. I share that whole store here, (plus a podcast episode on it here) but I was out of town on a work trip, my flights got changed, and I didn’t relay that information to everyone.…Read More
Thanksgiving is next week! It’s the time of year when we all think about what we are thankful for. This year hasn’t been like any other. And in a lot of ways, I think that means feeling gratitude now is more important than ever. Through a lot of lows there have been some wonderful highs, and I think it can be helpful to recall both when giving thanks this holiday…Read More
It was often a mess. Kids screaming in the other room, something being broken broken, and my smiling face on a Zoom call with people who can definitely hear the chaos in the background of my life. I sometimes had to work through the night while my kids slept because I just couldn’t juggle a full work week, teaching them, and being a mom. There just weren’t enough hours in…Read More
Being a perfectionist doesn’t always look how you think it looks. I’m a little disorganized. I’m forgetful. I have to write things down. My office has papers, notes, and books everywhere. My house isn’t always clean. I have a mountain of clean laundry in my room. But, I’m also a perfectionist in a lot of ways. I used to really suffer from the “all or nothing” personality. If I couldn’t…Read More
I hear it all the time. “Natalie, how do you do it all??” The short answer is: I don’t! When people see that I have my own business, I have kids, I have my garden, I spend a lot of time having outdoor adventures, etc., they can’t believe I somehow balance all of these things. They may make comparisons and wish they were able to balance all the things it…Read More
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