Silencing the Internal Pressure to be the Blogger I’m Not

Blogging has been my hobby for two decades now. I mean that quite literally. And during these past twenty years, blogging evolved from inane ramblings on personal websites built on Geocities to polished content creation with the unstated intent to sell something to the readers. It could be a lifestyle. It could be a self-published…

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Five December Favorites

I know we are three days into the New Year already, but you know how it is with these wrap-up posts… I like to take a minute (or more realistically an hour that gets edited down to about 12 minutes) and reflect on the month and really focus on some of the more positive experiences…

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December Reads

I used to consider myself a book blogger even though in the back of my mind I understood “real” book bloggers to be the kind of people who were trying to surpass the prior year’s goal of reading 100 books. Meanwhile, I struggled to accomplish reading my goal of 50. Actually, I’ve never achieved it,…

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The Obligatory New Year’s Resolution Post!

I have read countless articles about goal setting, and most of them indicate telling friends and family about the goals we set helps to keep us accountable in actually achieving said goals. So today, dear reader, you are my friends and family! (Although, if no one reads this post, was a resolution even made?) Make…

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By Golly, I Have Over 200 Types of Tea!

One of the very first YouTube videos I created was a declaration of my self-imposed Tea Buying Ban. It’s actually a painfully awkward and un-charismatic video, but the stop-motion display of my tea collection at the time was kind of fun. I ended up breaking the tea buying ban a few months later because what…

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Five Picture Books About Winter We Are Reading This Week

Winter is officially here! Although, the weekly forecast might have you wondering if Jack Frost is taking a vacation this year. I can’t believe it was in the 50s on Christmas day here in Michigan! Normally, I love freezing temperatures and plush snowbanks, especially now that I don’t have to drive in inclement weather. It…

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By Golly, I’m a Dot Com!

If you have been a loyal reader of mine (ie. my family), you may have noticed my blog experienced an identity crisis this past year. After taking an unplanned, year-long hiatus, I reemerged shortly after the birth of my son as The Oversteeper. I even wrote a blog post discussing the change. But, no matter…

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Five Picture Books About Christmas We Are Reading This Week

Fact: Motherhood has ruined me, and I started listening to Christmas songs on November 1st. I think our Christmas tree went up the following week. In lieu of homemade Christmas cookies, because Oliver has an egg allergy, I stirred up a batch of rice crispy treats in which I dyed the marshmallow fluff green and…

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10 Lessons I Learned During My First Year of Motherhood

In October, my son, Oliver, celebrated his first birthday. Some days, it still strikes me as surreal that this tiny human exists. Other days, I cannot even remember what life was like without him. All the same, this past year has taught me a lot about parenthood and myself too. Here are just a few…

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