Every month it’s the same deal. Something Hallmark created decades ago cements itself into our yearly calendar and then the barrage of email offers and gift guides begins. I get it. Stores need promotional material to move merchandise, and what better way than saddling a national “holiday” that whittles down to a sales ploy? It’s an element of our culture that converts the sacred into … Continue reading Why I boycotted Mother’s Day this year and for the foreseeable future
New Year’s Resolutions may have their place, but they don’t work for me. They’re a little like glossy campaign promises—they look nice on paper, but following through with them is another story. Instead, what I find myself doing lately is asking the following three soul stirring questions that probe further into what’s happening and allow me to enjoy a more meaningful life in any given … Continue reading 3 pivotal questions I ask throughout the year
Have you started creating a vision board of eco-friendly changes you’d like to make in 2016? Maybe this topic isn’t even on your radar and you need a little inspo. This year, my family and I implemented several new environmentally-friendly swaps and continued many that we’ve been doing for a while. I wish I could say this is always on my mind when I go … Continue reading 11 EASY eco-friendly habits to kick off 2016
People often ask me: “Sarita, how do you do it all? How do you balance blogging and social media and all the kids and a husband and taking photos…and…” It’s a great question. I love to surprise everyone with the simple answer: “I don’t.” The question actually makes me think about the photographs that I’ve been shooting. The image is a set up, made to … Continue reading How do I do it all?
For all mamas…who gave up their jobs, who think they aren’t doing enough, who feel undervalued by a society that places high-powered careers in the limelight, who juggle it all. When I was young, I wanted to be a Teacher. Teachers reveal the mysteries of the world. They guide and challenge and give us tools for survival. When I was younger, I wanted to be … Continue reading For high achieving mamas with wild, fantastical dreams