On New Year's Day of 2011 I sent my first blog post out into the internet. Since then I've written over 500 posts on RISING*SHINING and I've grown to be so thankful to have this space to connect with new people and to write, write, write. It has made me a better writer and put me in touch with a creative side I didn't know I had.
Below are some of my favorite posts that I've written through the years, organized by topic, as well as links to the topic archives if you'd like to keep reading.
What I'm eating during pregnancy
Giving birth to Dashiell (4/9/2013)
Giving birth to Cedric (12/28/2014)
Our sleep training approach with Dashiell
My favorite moments of the day
Being awake at 2:43 am is the worst-best
Montessori-inspired nursery tour
A first birthday party for Dashiell
Tips for getting out the door in the morning
Evening bird watching / connecting with your child as a working mom
Our big financial goal: pay off the house
Debt reduction: should we do something radical?
Debt reduction: staying in our house
and check out my podcast about personal finances: Matrimoney!
Falliday! (a fall holiday that I made up!)
Mega wish list of house projects
Appreciating our house as it is
Our ideal life (one of my favorite posts that I refer back to often)
High fives to your future self!
How minimizing has changed my life
How to podcast (three-part series)
How I'm using GET TO WORK BOOK
My publication in Remedy Quarterly
Killer grilled broccoli (seriously the best broccoli!)
Proteiny pancakes (we eat these weekly)
Choose your own adventure workday salad
A day date to celebrate TENURE!