It took me a minute to figure out what to call this category because it encompasses SO much, but I kept coming back to the ideas of all things “SELF” and how to become a better version of yourself. And I don’t mean changing or becoming something different, but instead honing in on your natural talents and become the best version of who you already are! Find articles about self-improvement, self-love, self-care, adulting, tips for success, motivation, productivity, and more!


Dad’s Intro to Parenting 101: A Story of What Not to Do

Hi, y’all! I hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving and got to spend plenty of time with loved ones over the holiday. All of my siblings were in town (which is really rare), so I stayed offline as much as possible to soak in all of our time together. It was honestly the best! I am excited to be back in the swing of things today though… and even more…


What I Read in May

I’m back with another “What I Read” post! In May, I only read two books (versus my goal of three), but honestly, they were both so good that I don’t even care. I feel like I got a lot out of both of these and I’m excited to share them with you. During pregnancy, my emotions are all over the place (hello, hormones), so I like to read books that…


What I Read in April

I can’t believe we’re already in the fourth month of doing these book reviews. It feels like just yesterday that I was setting the goal to read at least three books per month this year. The first three months of the year, I actually read four books each month — but in April, I ended up only getting through one. If you missed my recaps from previous months, I’ve linked…


How to Get Out of a Funk

I’ve shared a bit in the past, but pregnancy is really tough for me both mentally and physically. I know that sounds obvious and that most women feel the same way, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t find myself in a funk from time to time. This happens even when I’m not pregnant too, of course, but I find myself feeling “meh” way more when I’m pregnant. I…


What I Read in March

I’m back again with another review of the books I read last month! I meant to share this earlier in April but honestly, I just had a lot of other content to share so this kind of got pushed to the backburner. With that said, this month’s list is really good in my opinion. The past couple of months, I felt like my books sort of had a theme, but…


BTD Community List of Book Recommendations

I have always been an avid reader. From the time I was a little girl, I’ve just loved picking up a book and getting lost in it. When I was younger, fiction books were my jam, but now that I’m an adult, I find myself gravitating toward non-fiction books. At the beginning of this year, I set a goal for myself to read three books a month for the entire…


What I Read in February

You may remember I set a goal at the beginning of the year to read three books a month, and I’m proud to share that this is my second month reading four! I reviewed the books I read in January last month, and I can’t believe it’s already time to share my February finds. I actually really enjoyed all four of the books I read in February. You’ve probably noticed…


What I Read in January

I’ve talked a few times recently about my goals for 2022. One goal I set was to read 3 books a month, and I’m proud to share that I actually read 4 in January. They were all just SO GOOD that I flew through them. I should note that I listened to a couple of these books on audio, which is how I was able to fit them all in…


How to Stay on Track With Your Resolutions

Happy Monday, everyone! I can’t believe this is the last day of January. I feel like this is the time of the year when a lot of us start to struggle with our resolutions and goals. I don’t know about you, but I’m always full steam ahead at the beginning of the year and it becomes more and more challenging to stay focused on hitting my goals as the year…


How I Manage My Time & Calendar

If you’ve ever said the phrase, “I wish there were more hours in the day,” this blog post is for you. I’m honestly super pumped for this post; it’s been a long time in the making. I’ve talked quite a bit about time management in the past as it’s always been a topic near and dear to my heart. I find that if I don’t have a good time management…


My Current Morning Ritual

Happy Tuesday, friends! I am loving this cool weather that makes it actually feel like winter outside. Don’t get me wrong, the 70-degree days are amazing too, but there’s something about a crisp winter morning that wakes me up and energizes me throughout the day. I’ve talked before about the importance of a good morning routine. In fact, I’ve even shared my secrets to a better morning. But as any…


Tips for Getting Past the Post-Holiday Slump

I don’t know about you, but as much as I love the New Year, I always struggle with a bit of post-holiday blues every January. I’ve talked to so many of you who told me you have the same issue once the holiday decorations start coming down, so I decided to offer a few tips on getting past the post-holiday slump. Prioritize Self-Care Whenever I’m feeling in a rut, I…


How to Set Your Business Up for Success in 2022

If you’re like me, you may have spent the past couple of weeks doing all the self-assessments, planning, goal setting, reflection, etc. I’ve mentioned in a few posts recently that I just love this time of year. The fresh slate is so motivating to me, and I love really digging deep and doing the hard work to figure out where I can (and want to) improve this year. For me, planning…


5 Things Successful People Do Every January

Whether it’s a new job, new house, or new year, I love a fresh start! I think there is something so exciting about getting a clean slate to create whatever opportunities you want. That’s why I’m such a huge fan of the New Year. We’re given 365 days ahead and it’s up to us to figure out the story we want to tell! Recently, I was doing some research on…


My 2022 Word of the Year

Happy New Year, y’all! It feels so good to be back in the groove of things after the holidays. I totally geek out over the beginning of the year — I just love making goals for the year ahead and planning out all of our trips, big events, etc. It feels like we all get a fresh slate, and the opportunities are endless! This year, Duncan and I spent some…


How and Why to Do a Self-Assessment of Your Life [Free Download!]

Merry Christmas week, y’all! Can we just take a collective deep breath and acknowledge that we’re here. There’s been so much going on (for all of us) that it feels like Christmas came out of nowhere this year. I love this time of year so much, though, so I’m making an effort to fully embrace this week and all of the craziness that it brings. I want to be fully…


5 Ways I Practice Gratitude When I’m Feeling Overwhelmed

Happy Monday, friends! This weekend was so good for my soul. I spent time with my family and then got to attend a good friend’s engagement party. It was was one of those weekends where you just feel recharged on Sunday night even though you were busy all weekend long, do you know what I mean? It made me feel so grateful for the amazing people in my life, and…


What I’m Saying No to This Year

When I was brainstorming New Year’s content, this topic is something that came to mind and I was intrigued by it but didn’t know if I wanted to write it. Sometimes putting this kind of stuff out there is cathartic but also can add pressure because what if I do something I said I didn’t want to on IG Stories for all of y’all to see?? This mindset definitely goes back to me being a perfectionist but I thought, ya know what? Maybe putting it out there will help hold me accountable! And I already know I’m not perfect LOL, so I guess there won’t be any real letdowns there.