• (My) Books of the Year – 2019

    Hello internet pals!  It’s been a second since I got on here – I took some much needed time to just hang out with family, read books & relax as much as one can with twin toddlers!  I spent some time trying to figure out what to make my first post in 2020.  Naturally, many people made their “year in review” posts… but I really wasn’t sure my year needed much reviewing. Reviewing can lead to revisionist history and self-critique and, listen, I’m just trying to do my best with where I am and that’s all I’m going to continue…

  • By Myself Book Club: December Edition (halfway mark!)

    Let’s just get to the chase here – I’ve read a lot of novels, here are my thoughts! Ninth Houseby: Leigh Bardugo Favourite Quote “He didn’t know how precious a normal life could be, how easy it was to drift…

  • By Myself Book Club: November Edition (Pt. 1/3)

    I can’t even believe it myself but I read TEN novels this month! Of course I couldn’t do long-form “reviews” of every single one that would be incredibly self indulgent… so instead I thought I would do a few long-ish…

  • “By Myself Book Club”: November Edition (Pt. 2/3)

    Easily will go down as one of my favourite books of all time, I fell so madly in love with it I was devastated to be done. My second 5 star of the month: The Night CircusBy: Erin Morgenstern My…

  • The Tale of the Toddler Twinadoes

    One day it seems I woke up and my sweet little noodle newborns are now well on their way to being toddlers.  Although we haven’t quite yet entered the incessant talking and question asking phase….we have absolutely entered the constant…

  • The Art of Letting Go

    I can’t remember the person I was before I became a mom. I know she was there – I have pictures and memories to prove it, but I can’t remember her very well.  I don’t remember anymore what it was…

  • Keeping your Spark

    Let me preface this by saying that I am no expert on relationships.  I only know what I know and can simply cross my fingers that anything I say maybe helps someone else. Also, I’m aware that “keeping your spark”…

  • The “By Myself Book Club”: October Edition

    Hi friends! My book that I chose for October was one I tried to read for months and early motherhood days just kept pushing it back. Finally I got around to it and it did not disappoint at all. The…

  • The Case of the Undelivered Wagon.

    This is a story about a girl named “can you please transfer me to someone I feel less bad about yelling at?”. This is not a thought provoking post.  This is truly something I would complain about in a journal…

  • It Can’t Be All There Is

    I’ve spent a lot of the time since becoming a mom looking at what my identity is and should be.  I’m a big believer that in order to understand where you are now you have to look backwards at where…

  • Hi, my name is Hollie.

    I go by Mama lately but not too long ago I went by Hollie. I was a whole entire person all on my own and I wasn’t just “this girl I know that had twins”. In fairness, having twins very…