Gardening!

I’ve wanted to garden my entire adult life. I’m nearly 40, and it’s finally time to learn a new trick… We got a Landscaping Plan built out as we were finishing the home build. It’s been immensely helpful as we design our outdoor space (thanks, Landscape Love!), but we choose at the time to just […]

Million Miler

I made Million Miler* on Delta today. I thought the milestone would be reached in a dumb way (just a routine trip to the client site). However, it has been reached on the first leg of an epic trip. This trip was originally planned for September, but we got into a situation where we had […]

Working Knees

I was about 24 when my knees suddenly stopped working. I remember an event — like “they stopped working while walking down grandma and grandpa’s stairs at Christmas.” In reality, it was likely not that sudden — Twenty something Kari wasn’t the most astute to her own body’s needs. MRI tests show no cartilage left […]

IWD 2019

I wanted to write something witty for International Women’s Day since I’m on vacation and have the time, but really — it’s been a tough year for me in the professional arena. I always used to say that my “career didn’t really begin until I made partner.” It was a milestone I was really looking […]

Pure People

I added this to my notes on Monday… I believe I wanted to capture my daughter’s pure desire to help others. The pressure on me? Not to disrupt this beautiful person from developing into her full potential. —- Lest you think everyone is sad and evil, I share with you sweet things my 3 yr […]

House Pictures!

I will be the first to say I don’t always rarely have my shit together. I mean, really — we are hanging onto a thread most days. So, it should not be a surprise that when a professional photographer showed up — the bed wasn’t made and there was no art on the walls. Send […]

Leroy is One!

It is no secret that this mama had a tough tough time transitioning from one to two kids. In hindsight, there were likely many reasons. The first — I like sleeping. The older I get, the harder that newborn phase truly is. The second – the DRASTIC transition of childcare responsibilities from when I am […]

53%

I’m on my way to Ross School of Business to be on a panel titled Being a Woman Leader in a Male Dominated Industry and it really has me riled up… I was listening to a podcast on the plane where a pollster polled US and Canadian citizens. The question was – “would society be […]

But I don’t have much to say…

After promising a video tour of the house, I’ve gone suspiciously quiet. The truth is, I don’t have much to say. Life is whirling around me as I try desperately to keep pace. A window into my world: My work went from anxiety-inducing slowness to stress-producing pace. I spend a lot of time in Maryland […]