Prosperity Candle combines so many things I love — beautiful design, sustainable impact, and the empowerment of women. They’re the real deal, and I was thrilled to introduce the fairtrade candle company to so many of you, and was thrilled when Prosperity Candle offered to host a giveaway just for Many Sparrows readers! The winner will […]Read More who won the prosperity candle giveaway?
When we got Ruby, our now apathetic beagle mix with an under-active thyroid, she was an adorable puppy with floppy ears and big paws. In a newlywed haze, we picked her out of a box on a farm and snuck her into our college-owned apartment. We were in the process of buying a house, so my […]Read More 5 potty training tips for boys (no tears for them — or you!)
I’m heading to the Influence Conference later this month, and it kicks off with a black and white party for Mocha Club. (Eee, love that! I geek out over theme parties.) I have some LBDs in my closet, but I’d love to find a new black & white dress (well, new to me, you know I feel […]Read More black & white party dresses
Whether you know me from this little online space or we’re face-to-face friends, you’ve probably gathered there are certain aspects to this life that really make my heart beat. Really, I’m passionate about people. About all people knowing how treasured they are. I want women in the Middle East who are fighting to keep their families […]Read More run your race: what i'm passionate about
Hands grasped over a warm mug (how awesome is that mug, by the way?). Hair piled high on the top of my head. Thick glasses framing my face. That’s me in the fall, and it’s kind of the best. Cozy, unpretentious, warm. When it comes to my wardrobe, I’ve moved from buying cheap, on-trend pieces […]Read More nothing's better than a sweater (cardigan style)
When I was little, I wanted to be all the things. I dreamed of rocking a 90’s power suit with twin babies on each hip while teaching elementary school Spanish as I brought down the bad guys in the court room, after filming in an Oscar-worthy drama on the side, natch. Basically, I wanted to run the world. NBD. […]Read More a letter to parents of girls: raise them well
I get lost in the big picture. I’m so focused on, “Where am I going? What’s my mission? Am I doing this right? Will my kids be okay?” that I zip past the happy moments, the little joys. It had been one of those days. Mamas, I know you can feel me here. It was just before […]Read More what makes you happy?