Sober in Vegas: The New Parent Deck

Year one, done! My husband and I celebrated our daughter's first birthday recently and it felt like such a huge accomplishment. The past 12 months have been incredible, exhausting, enlightening, overwhelming, and totally worth it. I wanted to create something to mark the milestone, so for the past few months I've been putting together something … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: The New Parent Deck

Sober in Vegas: Scotty’s Castle Flood Recovery Tour at Death Valley National Park

Death Valley is one of the most special places I've ever been. The vast, strange, quiet history of the desert is expansive. Every time we've been for a day trip or overnight, I've come home feeling replenished and restored. Well...almost every time. This past visit there was the great "food poisoning of 2018" event...but that … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Scotty’s Castle Flood Recovery Tour at Death Valley National Park

Sober in Vegas: Historical Vegas Mocktail collaboration with Culinary Historian & Author Sarah Lohman

Before I moved back home to Vegas from Chicago we used to come back once a year, usually around Easter for a week.   I looked forward to that week of warm sunshine for months, cursing the chilly midwest short dark days. When we touched down in Vegas, it was a family tradition to head over … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Historical Vegas Mocktail collaboration with Culinary Historian & Author Sarah Lohman

Sober in Vegas: Saying No…So I Can Say Yes

Lately my feelings have been all over the place. Change in weather, getting ready for the holidays, getting ready for our daughter's first birthday. Reflecting on the past few months of so many things going on--the art show, events, travel, family obligations, work obligations. And I've been taking an emotional and spiritual temperature check. One … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Saying No…So I Can Say Yes

Sober in Vegas: Sober Mamas talk on The Compass Podcast

Recently I had something special happen--I got to record thoughts on being sober and becoming a mother with one of my oldest friends. My friend Leah hosts The Compass Podcast, a show dedicated to talking with creatives about navigating the waters between art and commerce, and what they do when they feel themselves going to the … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Sober Mamas talk on The Compass Podcast

Sober in Vegas: Bristlecone Pine Loop & Hiking with a baby

Fall is here! Fall is here! And it lasts about 4 weeks in Vegas...sometimes less. So you're maybe wondering how do I get out there and enjoy autumn in Vegas? Look no further than the Bristlecone Pine Loop! This trail offers scenic views, changing colors of the leaves, and varied terrain. About an hour outside … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Bristlecone Pine Loop & Hiking with a baby