The Invisible Woman
I see absolutely stunning beauty in EACH woman I meet. I feel her power. I sense her soul. I bet if I asked if these sameladies if they see it in themselves, 80% would say no.
Confidence is sadly lacking in so many women, and as we age, it can become harder to find our [...]
Tomorrow I turn 49.
Yup. I'm ready.
With just 366 days until I turn 50, I wanted to reflect on some things I've discovered in my forties, and what I plan to accomplish before my half century mark.
I think many women struggle with this milestone, but I find it sort of freeing. Each decade [...]
February is my birthday month and Valentine's, and GALentine's, so I like to do it up BIG! There's nothing but snow and nastiness this time of year, so I may as well celebrate the ISH outta the month, right?
I actually have some fun things planned, and a remembrance also as we will honor the [...]
For the past few years, I've struggled with my hair. As a dyed redhead, color doesn't hold very well. Hormones have totally changed the quality of my hair as well--from thinning to dryness and everything in between.
Many women from their 30's on experience these sorts of changes and it's [...]
It's a gloomy time of year for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Many of us struggle with sunless days that lead to less-than-sunny moods. This makes it a great time of year to adopt color into your wardrobe, but how?
Now complicate it--there's a color you LOVE, that MAKES YOU HAPPY but [...]
In search of REST
In previous blog posts (like this one and this one), I've shared my endless quest for a good night's sleep. Late this past summer, a doctor shared with me that our country has an actual sleep crisis going on. Specific to me, he shared that high-achieving women in their 40's [...]
Yeah, a lot of 2018 was awful. Many folks I know, including our family, suffered tremendous loss and challenge in 2018. While I am glad to see the year end, it also fostered a ton of learning about myself and provided opportunities to meet some incredible new people. For that I am truly [...]
Just a quick vlog to update you all on what's been up with Moxie Mama and what's coming for 2019. Honestly, this is me just staying real and keeping you in the loop. I am so grateful to everyone who takes a moment out of his or her day to say HI, leave a comment, hit a like button, and share. I [...]
Luck be a Lady
People often tell me I'm lucky. Maybe. But I think what I actually am is curious, and it pays off. I have MOXIE.
I try really hard to live fearlessly and try new things. Ziplines, helicopter rides, singing in a band...you name it. If I had a chance to ride a camel I would [...]
Poor Linus. His loyalty to the Great Pumpkin knows no end! Sally thinks she was fooled, but I would suggest that Linus just didn't find the most sincere pumpkin patch. How do I know? Because it truly exists, right in my back yard.
The family [...]
Since a big chunk of Moxie Mama is parenting, but specifically the BOY MOM arena, I felt I should speak about this really important, after-school special moment.
The internet is currently filled with he said/she said, comments about ruining someone's life over an event from high school, and [...]
A note from Sam:
As I went to publish my recap and review of Pittsburgh Fashion week, an event that impacted me greatly and was so great for our community, it came to my attention that PDCDC chose to end their creative collaboration with Ms. Elysia Newman. I am confused and astounded at this [...]
Ahoy, me hearties--It be International TALK Like A Pirate DAY, my favorite holiday of the year!!!
To learn everything you need to know about this epic holiday, click the photo....
I have a tale to tell ye about my scurvy husband and our wee scallywags and how we came to [...]
I referenced the struggle of midlife and sleep a couple times in the past few months. Once HERE with all my crazy sleep rituals, and again HERE with my review of a grounding mat. Night sweats, hormones, and all the issues of midlife caught up with me for months.
What I was NOT honest with you [...]
Did you know I do a regular live chat on Facebook and Instagram? Yup, I do. And I do it whilst I drink wine.
ANYHOO I am often asked, as a stylist, this one very important question. Watch the video to see how it has developed into a regular new series on Moxie Mama! And because I can't do [...]
Our Summer Bucket list suffered a little this year--with the sports and college visits, there wasn't a ton of time to dig in as we normally do here at Maison Moxie.
While I'll have a super wrap-up coming soon of all our favorites, I want to feature a really special one, Go Ape.
If you are [...]
I've known for a while I would write this post. And I've found every excuse in the world to avoid writing it. Putting into words the knot in my gut makes it real. Committing the conflicting emotions of pride and melancholy of having a senior in high school to paper (or the internet, as it [...]
What is the #nsale
Fueled up and READY FOR ACTION!!!
Ok, so I was super excited for the #nsale this year. I have Like to Know it now (a cool way to shop my instagram), the best sales associates to help me curate my purchases at our local Nordstrom (thank you Jen and Marcie!!), my experience [...]
I recently put out a survey on Instagram--how do you feel about swimsuit shopping? The choices, though limiting, were 1) I go to the fetal position and cry and 2) I'd rather get a mammogram. It is telling that my inbox filled with women sharing how anxiety-inducing the process is, with someone[...]