I am ridiculously lucky in my life to have a wonderful husband and two beautiful babies, Ryland and Bobby. I also have the most supportive family I could ask for and friends who have been in my life almost as long as I’ve been alive. I worked four long, hard, amazing years as a pediatric inpatient RN, but recently made the choice to stay home with my two kiddos, at least for now.
I love to write both professionally and for myself. My work has been published on Scary Mommy, Pregnant Chicken, Richmond.com, and Richmondmom.com. I am also a contributing writer to the Richmond Moms Blog.
I am a born and raised Richmonder and proud to call myself one, but one of the great loves of my life is the city of Charleston, where I attended the College of Charleston and tried really hard to study (but mostly I went to the beach). I have also had brief stints as a Parisian and Bangkok resident. Travel is one of the other deep and abiding loves of my life. I’ve been to France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, India, Belize, Haiti, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Bali, Nicaragua, Malawi, Greece, Costa Rica, and Bermuda. I feel I have only scratched the surface of places I long to see. I love to travel for pleasure but some of the most memorable and meaningful trips of my life have been volunteer through Habitat for Humanity and 401 Bridge.
I am passionate about so many things it seems silly to try and list them, but some of the ones at the top include cooking, really great restaurant dinners, wine, beer, running, cooking, baking, (very) amateur home decorating, TV (trashy and high brow, from the Real Housewives to The Wire and everything in between), movies, books (oh so many books), snow, any large body of water (preferably salty), and long walks with the kiddos and dog.
I have mellowed out considerably as I’ve aged, but can still get riled up about some things, particularly people who don’t vaccinate their children, certain orange colored presidents, and aggressive lack of manners.
I am very lucky to lead the life I do. My work with sick kids gave me perspective out the wazoo, and I don’t take a single day for granted. I love life, in all of its big and little details. If you’re curious, the name of this blog is inspired by that love of life, even in its oh so mundane moments, as much more eloquently described in the T. S. Eliot poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Profrock:
“For I have known them all already, known them all:
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;”
If you would like to learn more or simply reach out I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a company or brand seeking partnership, I’m available to lots of different ideas. I have previously collaborated with companies including Bookroo and Maevn Scrubs. A press kit is available upon request.