be frustrated, little one

As a parent, how do you decide when to swoop in to make everything A-OK for your child and when to let them struggle, get frustrated and work it out on their own? As a mom, wife, friend, etc., my natural inclination is to be a fixer. If I have the ability to improve a loved one's situation, I jump at the opportunity. But as a parent, we have a duty to our children to raise them to care for themsel...

life is a dance

Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen. I'll stop here and just let that sink in for just a moment.... OK, we're back and it's time for another Delicately Balancing Life confession: if there is one thing I am NOT good at, it is chilling the eff out and letting things just happen. Letting the pieces "fall where they may" is just not in my vernacular. One of my mottos, esp...

you’re my favorite

"You're My Favorite" is something my husband and I have always said to each other. Of course we also say "I love you" but "you're my favorite" is also part of our regular mushy mushy dialogue. When I was pregnant I heard over and over and over again "when you hold that little girl you will experience a love like you've never felt before." I have to say, this actually worried me a little. Somehow I...

mommy frenemies

When I was prego I joined a few private "Women Due in April" pregnancy groups on Facebook. As a first time mommy-to-be, they were occasionally useful for the "Is anyone else experiencing x, y or z." Now that we've all had our babies, these groups have continued to share experiences with our babes and members ask questions about feeding, diapering, fussyness, and all the other joyous and not-so-joy...

it’s national best friend day!

These days there is a day for pretty much anything. #NationalDonutDay was last week, I'm not a big fan of donuts, but can confirm that this "holiday" was celebrated throughout my firm! Personally, I'm a big fan of #NationalWineDay, or as I more typically refer to it, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday! There's even #NationalTalkLikeAPirateDay, which we also happen to ...

turning over the reigns

The first step is admitting you've got a problem, right? So here it is: My name is Lindsey, and I'm a control freak. OK, that might be overstating things a little, but yea, I like to be in charge. I like things done my way. I want the dishwasher loaded MY way (the right way), I can plan a day in Napa like nobody else can (perfectly spaced out wine tasting appointments, lunch on a patio with the...

weekly meal prep

On Sundays I feel like half of my Facebook news feed is pictures of my friends doing their weekly meal prep: a bunch of cooking, carefully divided up in to seven containers for lunch, seven containers for dinner, a perfectly color balanced medley of protein, veggies and lean carbs. Ya know what I think about that? Well, first, I am veggie averse. It's terrible, I know. For real, this is one of the...

living proof air dry hair in-shower styler

Let's talk hair, shall we? My hair texture is what I affectionately refer to as "trailer trash frizzed out wavy". Hot, right? Not so much. My regular after shower routine involves the blow dryer, straightener and curling iron to get just the right amount of straightness paired with some beachy type big wave action. The whole process is damaging to my beauty sleep and my follicles. Plus, in the hea...

a brief history lesson

A little about me....Where shall I start? Perhaps at the beginning? Nah. Let's start at age 17, when I met the love of my life. You could say it was love at first sight through the kitchen window....of The Red Robin in Folsom, California (glamorous, eh?). I was an expo (for all you non-restaurant folk, that's the person who goes between "front of house" and "back of house" or "the kitchen" and "...