Why I boycotted Mother’s Day this year and for the foreseeable future

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

3 pivotal questions I ask throughout the year

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

11 EASY eco-friendly habits to kick off 2016

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

How do I do it all?

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 high achieving mamas with wild, fantastical dreams

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