Last week, I had the pleasure of hearing Nikki Giovanni speak in person. The event was free to attend thanks to the Houston Public Library. Here are some of my favorite quotes and takeaways from the inspiring lecture event.
Our little fellas run around in circles laughing at each other for no reason at all. It is very evident that they are kids. There are a few things that I do want to instill in them early, by teaching them now and reminding them often. One of those lessons, one of the biggest ones, is for them to know unquestionably that they are loved.
My husband and I recently celebrated our eighth anniversary. The day of, we woke up late enjoyed a leisurely breakfast date, walked around the mall and otherwise enjoyed being sans kids for a few hours. That weekend we took the laid-back, kid-free fun on the road with a quick getaway to Galveston island. See where we stayed, what we ate, and why we will be back soon.
This holiday season, it was very important for me to find outlets to give back. Personally, I wanted to make a connection with people and to volunteer in some way that gave them cause to feel a little extra holiday cheer. This year my focus was senior citizens, for a few reasons.
So, I'm lactose intolerant. It's something that has been a part of my life even before I could properly identify it. It didn't seem like too big of a deal. . . What I did not realize was that this lactose intolerance I had was getting worse with age.
I'm fairly new to being a podcast enjoyer. Before recently, I never really listened to any. I certainly never imagined I'd be following several, and looking for more to add to my rotation. So, since I'm really digging the medium, I'll be sharing my "Podcast Picks" monthly.
I try to use Tuesdays to take stock of my week and get done as much as I can before the end of the week scramble. With a busy day ahead in mind -some shopping, a business meeting and some time with my boys - here is the outfit I created for today.