"Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.” 
Sue Monk Kidd

Stories that matter

We headed to Virginia Beach with family for a week to celebrate my sweet niece’s 2nd birthday and squeeze her because we do not get to do it nearly enough. My parents just moved to this amazing house and welcomed our crazy crew to crash it! Jason and I also celebrated 20 years of marriage […]

Dear Family in Virginia Beach


Once I knew I was traveling to Las Vegas for a work trip I knew I had to set up a styled shoot at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas with some fabulous women. Janay and Annalea were on board with the vision of an encouraging women empowerment session- we had a soundtrack and offered […]

Vibrant women in Vegas


History matters. When I was an 8th grade history teacher a quote by James Baldwin always hung in our classroom, “American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.” This quote reminds us that the narrative of history continues and we must reckon with […]

Black History Month now & always


A quick last minute weekend trip to explore New Orleans with the kids and dear friends that moved away a few years ago. Any time spent together with friends in this isolating time is a blessing to us. We walked everywhere, explored everything outdoors, ate all the things, & listened to music.  If you have […]

Exploring New Orleans

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Our family headed out camping at Warren Dunes State Park this past weekend. Musts at the dunes: head to the beach & pack lots of snacks (or maybe that is just my kids), climb the highest dune and go to the back side to dune jump, run down the dune full speed (at your own […]

Exploring the Warren Dunes


This summer has been very different; no camps, no pool, no parties with friends, limited travel. It’s strange and yet we are so thankful for warmer weather and time together. I know you all feel me- we are just living in a time where many decisions feel hard. We decided to take a quick family […]

Virginia Beach Adventures

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We took a quick couple of days away to celebrate our 19th anniversary (coming on July 7th). It was much needed time for just us. The world has changed and things were very different but the time to reflect on us and take time away from the kids was a blessing. There was lots to […]

Weekend in Milwaukee, Wi.

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“Tunamshukuru Mungu.” We thank God. A friend messaged me this after sharing with me that her and her family are well.  We do thank God. In the midst- not just on the other side of the HARD.  I was thankful for this reminder today.  I am grateful for technology that enables me to connect with friends from […]

Tunamshukuru Mungu. We thank God.

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The students gathered outside of an Econo Supermarket just outside of San Juan on a Saturday morning with pencils in hand ready to work in teams to plan a meal within their designated budget.  Mr. Erick Rios is the kind of teacher that draws his students in, as the students arrive they high five and hug him and […]

“We are so proud of these beans because they survived the hurricane. They are strong”

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