Everyday Sisterhood

A Dose of the Divine for Your Inner Goddess

Yesterday was summer solstice, the longest day of the year. And for the first time in seventy years, the solstice was graced by a beautiful full moon – a Strawberry Moon. Solstice is one of the oldest celebrations we have, but our culture is inconsistent in its commemorations. Some people celebrate with bonfires, some may […]

For someone who loves to eat as much as I do, I have a very love-hate relationship with food. In so many ways, I really love food. And in many other ways I feel like it dominates and controls much of my life. As a stay-at-home mama and wife, food is my responsibility in our […]

Like pretty much everyone else this weekend, my Facebook feed was inundated by dozens of opinions on the happenings at the Cincinnati Zoo and the tragic death of Harambe the gorilla, from encouraging criminal prosecution of the parents to thankfully more compassionate messages of empathy. I wasn’t there, and quite frankly it would only make […]

Like a lot of women who have moved past the ups-and-downs of their teens and early twenties, I have a bad habit of looking at younger women with a near constant litany of tedious advice running through my head: Eat dessert; don’t chase after boys who don’t appreciate you for who you are; stop worrying […]

After I graduated from college, a fresh-faced and eager English major, I landed my first job, Editorial Assistant at BeadStyle magazine. I worked there for three years. I learned a lot at that job. The importance of creativity in everyday life. The thrill of crafting a sentence that doesn’t get covered in red (and pink, and […]

I read an article last night from Mom.me, “Mom Friends Are the Hardest Friends to Make,” that really hit home. I could identify with so much of what she wrote: the difficulty of making mom friends to begin with, the chaos of trying to schedule even a simple play date around multiple toddlers’ schedules, and […]

This spring. Yikes. Usually by this time of year the illnesses of winter would be a distant memory, but Facebook is still rampant with reports of a long list of ailments. Stomach flu. Sinus infections. Double ear infections. Even influenza, which hit one of my most longstanding and dearest friends this past week. Definitely not […]

I think most women have been here at some point. You fall in love – and fall hard – for the first time when you’re in your teens or early twenties. You adore your new partner. He or she is downright intoxicating. You want to eat, sleep, work, study, and spend every moment – conscious […]