Hi! I’m Dana.
I’m a Jersey girl living in the DC metro area with my three most favorite people on the planet.
I started dating my husband when I was 15 and we’ve been together since. We’ve grown up together. Grown apart. Grown closer. A few years ago we hit an absolute sweet spot in our marriage and I’m so proud of what we’ve built. Are we perfect? No way! But we’re in love and oh-so-committed to each other and this family. It’s a great place to be.
We’ve always known that we wanted a family and it’s more than we ever dreamed it could be. Believe people when they say “you have no idea how much you could love somebody until you have a child.” But we didn’t get here without obstacles and heartbreak. A miscarriage, a stillborn twin, and a baby born 3 months too soon. The gift and blessing of these two kids I get to tuck into bed every night is NEVER lost on me. They make my world go ’round.
I feel so lucky that I get to homeschool our kids. I cherish our days together and the front row seat I get to witness all of their growing and learning from.
I know that I am the gatekeeper of our home and try every day to make the best decisions for our health and wellness.
I am super organized and don’t know how not to be. Things that are out of order stress me out. Yet I am almost always behind on laundry. It’s been this way forever. Just ask my mom.
The only thing I collect are photos. They’re my most treasured possession. Okay, maybe books too.
Writing is like therapy for my soul. I feel things in a big way and if I don’t get it out, I might burst.
I hate scary movies. And I make no apologies for my love of rom-coms and happy endings.
Authenticity is everything to me. What you see here is what you get in real life.
I strive to make this a lovely life for the four of us. Sometimes I’m crushing it and other times I fail miserably. Balance, right?
Thank you for stopping by. Make yourself a cup of tea and stay awhile.