All the feelings.

It has been a little too long since I've last written, and that is because I have started and stopped this post (in my head, on paper and on this keyboard) time and time again, but unable to get it out of my heart and onto the page or screen or full consciousness. This past week ...

Carrie’s Essential Services

It all started with a Facebook post. Well, technically, it all started back in February when my dad called to tell me that there was a house for sale on the street on which he grew up. I did not need much encouragement to take a look at the grand looking house, built in 1924, that from ...

This door

This door. This door changed my life, 17 years ago. I saw it today, through new eyes. And those new eyes of mine? They welled up with tears. It's that whole grown up thing again. Or, more specifically it's the growing up thing. The fact is easier than the act. In any case, there is ...

Brighter than the sun

Yesterday, I posted a photo collage on Instagram with pictures of my daughter as she went off to have her Kindergarten school pictures taken. I could not believe that she was doing something so grown up; that she looked so mature; that she is so beautiful. I know that it is a thing that people say, but it ...

Pinterest me (the after).

Exactly one week ago, I challenged myself to a 7 day experiment of sorts. I called it "Pinterest me." and I spoke of my lack of confidence and sense of personal style. And so, I made a private Pinterest board (you can see my Pinterest Page Here) and pinned looks that were out of my comfort zone ...

On Your Birthday

Dear Husband, On your birthday 10 years ago, we had just gotten engaged. You came into our first shared bedroom to find 25 wrapped gifts on our bed, to honor your 25th birthday. On your birthday nine years ago we were preparing to get married. We took a trip to NYC to meet Twin halfway between Philadelphia ...

Self Soothe.

I posted this image and caption on Instagram a few moments ago: I am so lucky that I already got such a lovely and perfect comment. If you can't read it, it says, "And I like-Perfect Just As You Are, even when you aren't your prettiest, or funniest or most joyful or best self." This was written ...

The Holiday Highs and Lows

I feel so blessed to start off this week with a most beautiful and timely Together, Ever After, written by a most beautiful and brave woman. Though we have yet to meet in person, I know that she is a kindred spirit, and I am so glad to have found her. Without further ado, here is Together, Ever ...

“That was an IUD.”

So, my first time at Build-A-Bear Workshop was unforgettable, for all the right reasons. My daughter and I shared the most special day. That day she got diamond hearts in her ears, and "Diamond Heart", the sweet Pony doll. My second time was no less memorable, as it involved a lost child and some consommé at ...

Something new, and I think that it could be amazing.

Last night, as I hurried to take the kids for flu shots, get ready for band practice, and get dinner on the table, I posted a status on my personal Facebook page, and wrote a similar post for my local community's parent group, Main Line Parent Community. You may recognize the "Main Line Parent" name, ...