Colorful Cute Confessions

And now it's August

And now it's August

Welcome to August! I don't know about you but August is usually a surprisingly hectic month. I never expect it and yet, it always happens. I guess after two glorious months of a Summer-induced laid back air, the return to school feels shocking. Back to school madness is overwhelming as is and I have lots of birthdays and events un August to stir things up a bit.  This particular August has started with my feeling a bit unbalanced. Part of me is feeling very inspired and eager to think and do big things while another part of me yearns to...

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An overdue introduction

An overdue introduction

It occurred to me that I haven’t introduced myself and I want to correct that right away so here’s a post serving up an introduction! My name is Madeline and I live where I have lived almost my entire life—Miami, FL. I have three amazing kids—two of them are teenagers and one is a tween, two are in middle school and one is in high school. I love having big kids! It has been one of the most pleasant surprises of parenthood I have had yet and parenthood is FULL of surprises. I also have an amazing partner. We are...

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Possibly under the weather

Possibly under the weather

I am not feeling very well today. I feel like my body is fighting with something and it’s leaving me tired, sensitive, and unfocused. On days like today, going into the office is a mixed bag. On the one hand, since I’m at the office, I feel pushed to get some work done. Checking off tasks is a nice feeling. On the other hand, I can hardly manage more than a handful of the simplest tasks before I get overwhelmed with exhaustion. Sometimes, I get so tired I get teary-eyed. I never felt more understood until I heard the term...

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Magical Micro-Tasking

Magical Micro-Tasking

I have a lot of big dreams. I think most of us do, even if they’re buried deep down. But I’m not here to speak for you, just me. So, I have a lot of big dreams and I know the best way to accomplish anything big is to show up consistently. Showing up consistently in anything is challenging for me. Why? My guess is it’s because I live life with a very loaded plate. It’s loaded beyond capability meaning that I have so much going on, it’s physically impossible to show up to all of it on a consistent...

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The Post that Almost Wasn’t

The Post that Almost Wasn’t

Weekends are definitely more challenging for me when it comes to remaining consistent in something I’ve been working on. I almost didn’t write this. I’m tired and I forgot all about it and when I remembered I immediately started telling myself one day wasn’t going to make a difference.  But it does. Maybe not a huge difference always but it makes a difference and sometimes it could make a huge difference. I never know so why chance it? I did more purchasing work today and actually got a large order in. It was the one that stressed me the most...

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