October 25, 2019

My late Grandpa Jack was born and raised on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (the U.P.). He grew up on the northern part of the peninsula, in a tiny town called Mohawk, bordered by the beautiful Lake Superior. As a young boy he loved fishing, and he passed down his love for the sport to his three sons. Grandpa's cousin Fred and his wife, Katie (great name!), still live there happily. Annually, my family drives nine hours north...

April 29, 2019

As long as I can remember, I have always enjoyed making things with my hands. From painting and sculpting to cooking and gardening, I love the thrill of digging in and creating something from scratch.

Last year, inspired by my Aunt Mary Jo’s homemade bread (pictured below with her daughter, Deanna), I started to learn about the bread making process. She bought me a book, “Flour Water Salt Yeast”, by Ken Forkish, which opened m...

March 8, 2019

Happy International Women's Day! What better way to celebrate the day than to share my latest adventures in motherhood. 

As many of you know, I welcomed my second son, James, to our family last October. He's turning 5 months old this weekend and boy is he growing! He had a bit of a rough start and was diagnosed at around 3 months with "severe dysphagia" - which is a fancy way of saying he cannot swallow without aspirating...

August 23, 2018

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a family wedding in California. We decided to extend our stay for a bit and visit a few state parks. We ate some amazing seafood, indulged in a local lavender IPA (yum!), and dipped our toes in the beautiful Pacific Ocean. However, the highlight of the trip was the TREES.   

The redwood trees on the west coast are some of the oldest and biggest living organisms on Earth. I’m...

July 23, 2018

Well, we're deep in the throes of summer and I cant help but think about Anicca. Impermanence or change. Just when things seem like they're settling in to a nice rhythm, bam! Change! We all know fall is around the corner. And then (gasp) winter.

But that's not to say that we shouldn't enjoy the sunshine while it's here. This summer I've been focusing on finding balance. Between work and play, heat and cool, movement and rest:...