self esteem

Everything in a Smile

Like most adolescents, I was a pretty shy and self-conscious tween (like, before that was an actual term. I'm old like that). I fussed over my clothes and my hair, overthinking every single aspect of my appearance like my life depended on it. While I...


Feeling Beautiful for Her

Sometimes the ultimate mind, body and soul rejuvenation for me is a new hair cut. So, I booked an appointment and went to get my hair done for the first time in the three weeks since Evvie was born. I was eager for the physiological...


Motherhood and My Legacy

I was in the second grade when I started to realize that I wasn't cool. My parents had just gotten a divorce and I moved across the country with my mom and my sister to start our new life. I knew at the time that...