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Hello 2019!

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So I've come to realize that being a professional blogger and being more present on social media is like...um...not a priority for me.

What has been a priority for me is actually experiencing life...as an active participant. What does this mean? This means that when I'm exercising, I'm pushing myself even further than before and researching how to maximize my workouts instead of just showing up and doing the same thing over again. It means that when I'm with my kids by myself, that I f...

Aquarians + Virgos = Get Shit Done

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“The biggest problem for Aquarius-born is the feeling that they are limited or constrained. Because of the desire for freedom and equality for all, they will always strive to ensure freedom of speech and movement.” - ( http://www.astrology-zodiac-signs.com/zodiac-signs/aquarius/ )

Whenever a close friend or family member asks me why I am undertaking my Mother-Artist project, I tell them because no one else cares... It's the truth and that's a shame. I was born a fighter and the fire burns ...

The Life I've Imagined...

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It's December now, and so much time has passed. Even within a couple of months, I could see noticeable changes with my kids. With every tantrum, laugh, cry, and smile is a life experience or lesson that slowly molds them into the person they'll be. To be able to witness this change and growth is incredible and terrifying all at once. The people around my kids and the people I allow my kids to be exposed to are instrumental in their character development. As their mom, I'm the main filter ...

Back to School...

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September always brings the hectic transition of being back in school, sleep schedule changes, potty training, new friends and, of course, the first colds/flu from the new environment. We've already been through our September ER trips and doctor visits for both boys; I really thought I would pass out or get a heart attack this time around. For me personally, October brings more tranquility from routine and acclimation. Now that I have more personal time spent at the studio and not at an ER,...

Why Moss Wall Gardens?

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"The Earth has its music for those who will listen." -George Santayana


“Mosses play a significant environmental role in the global carbon cycle as the largest land repository for carbon on the planet.” - Annie Martin*

Creating this moss garden was cathartic to me. It meant new beginnings, fresh start, ability to grow, and respecting my self and my environment. So why the moss?

The chemicals I use to create my fine arts sculptures and special effects makeup are q...

#TBT First Studio, First Baby: Reflecting back

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"In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves." -Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Change is hard, because it's deviating from what you know and venturing into the unknown. As my body was changing to accommodate my first baby, I noticed that my interactions with people started to change, especially by those in my workplace and in my industry. Instead of being proud of being pregnant, I felt that I always had to hide my bump to be treated eq...

Motherhood and Career

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There are lots of things that a woman goes through once having a child and becoming a mother. One of the biggest changes that I've personally have come to realize is that I now stand up for myself, my family and the life-decisions I have made. I have become more outspoken about my opinions and more vocal when I see injustice. Yes, I've become that nagging mother who berates anyone who litters in public – be warned! Mothers become enforcers of justice and vigilantes on the moral ground, becaus...