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Thoughts Archives - Evolved Mommy

Reflections, rants and ramblings about what is going on with me.

The Ice Bucket Challenge

August 18, 2014 |

It’s hard to view your Facebook or Twitter feed right now without coming across someone who has participated in the #icebucketchallenge.  You take a short video of yourself being doused with a bucket of ice water and then challenge three … Read More

Phenomenal woman #MayaAngelou

May 28, 2014 | | One Comment

Maya Angelou affected my life at a very young age. Her fearless and beautiful confidence in her own femininity gave me hope that I could someday express my true self using words. She had this graceful pride that was at … Read More

Citi #EveryStep and Evan Lysacek support Figure Skating in Harlem

February 22, 2014 |

This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Even though ladies figure skating is over I’m still in the full throws of my skating glory days, and winning imaginary medals in my mind. … Read More

Empathy vs. Sympathy

January 12, 2014 | | 2 Comments

I’ve been following Brene Brown for a couple months now. Her Ted Talks are magnetic.

But check out this fun animation of her talk on empathy vs sympathy

A few of my other favorites of hers: On vulnerability…

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More Acceptance. Different Acceptance.

October 26, 2013 |

This whole experience of losing an early term pregnancy (read: Acceptance) has had a profound affect on me (of course), my family and my friends.

While the experience sucked (there’s just no delightful way to say it) the conversations it … Read More


October 20, 2013 | | 31 Comments

For the past week or so my mind and spirit have been focused on the word acceptance. It has come up in my personal God time, in church and it has stayed present on my mind. I had no idea … Read More


October 17, 2013 |

One evening last week I had a decent “disagreement” with my husband about my scheduling failures in which I admitted that I cannot juggle family and career with grace at all times, and then managed to harbor a sizeable resentment … Read More

Mother’s Day at Crystal Bridges

May 13, 2013 | | 3 Comments

Before I became a mother I had absolutely no idea how important Mother’s Day is. I don’t say that proudly. Thoughtfulness is not something that comes naturally to me, and this year I’ve worked hard to improve in this area.

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NBC Nightly News Features Listen to Your Mother Show

May 10, 2013 | | 2 Comments

The Listen to Your Mother show is a national series of shows where local women tell their funny, inspirational, heart-warming, ridiculous and real stories of motherhood in front of a live audience.

For the second year in a row Lela … Read More

Facebook Etiquette: Not on my timeline

April 30, 2013 | | 9 Comments

Pardon me while I get on my Facebook etiquette soapbox for a minute.

I don’t know if you’ve had this happen, but recently an acquaintance, ACQAINTANCE, from high school, which for me was 20 years ago, posted a sales pitch … Read More