What’s Under the Hood?

What’s Under the Hood?

Apr 14

Do you see a therapist? For years, I thought that admitting to seeing a therapist was like admitting to still being in possession of a Creed record. There’s just some things that are better kept to oneself. I can’t remember who said it {it was no doubt someone older and wiser}, but while we are discussing the topic of healthy living, we can’t neglect our mental health now...

New Mommy Survival Gift Guide

New Mommy Survival Gift Guide

Jul 27

You might remember a last month I hosted a coffee themed baby shower for my friend Ginny. Well, allow me to introduce… {drumroll please} Charlotte “Lottie” Anne Gum. I saw this picture last night and I almost stopped breathing. Not only do I get to brag on my friend’s gorgeous kid, but allow me to take this moment to feature the photo genius of my dear friend Emily...

Moms on Call Giveaway

Moms on Call Giveaway

May 05

Before I had my first child, there wasn’t a plant, puppy, or goldfish that had a prayer of survival. I was hopelessly inept to care for another life form so you can imagine the predicament I found myself in once Salem arrived. I’ve heard it said that most new moms wonder if the doctor threw away the manual with the placenta. I was definitely one of those moms. I had read the gospel...

Mom’s Shining Moment

Mom’s Shining Moment

Oct 06

Several weeks after Salem was born, I was still in the throws of postpartum depression. I looked like something out of The Shining. Clark insisted that I start taking a few hours a week to go out and do whatever I wanted to do so long as it didn’t involve any bridges or the operation of heavy machinery. (Looking back, I’m not so sure if that was more for me or for him. Day after day of...

Just add water

Just add water

Sep 24

Hello, my name is Salina Beasley and I am a chronic over-achiever. I always have been. It’s obnoxious really. I was the Hermine Grainger type in school– finishing papers 2 weeks early and doing the extra credit even if I was already acing the course. What can I say? I’m a doer. All right, that’s putting it mildly. As I write this, I am looking at a row of titles I so diligently...