How to break up with your hair stylist

Blonde maintenance is a thing. If you follow us on Instagram (and I hope you do @valleyandbeach @sccrawford @staceyvulakh), you’ll see we often post silly pictures of ourselves while blonde-ing. Oh, the countless hours I’ve spent at the salon, wearing tin foil bits in my hair while looking like an antenna. When we moved to […]

We were off to see the Wizard 🎵

Our family has been on a movie binge over the past several months.  At ten, my children are finally old enough to start watching classics from the 80s and 90s. The Sandlot. Mrs. Doubtfire. Big. These are just a few. I love these moments. Seeing their reactions, fielding their questions, and of course, reliving some […]

Interview with Tracy Paye, Professional Organizer

Working with a professional organizer is a time-saving and results-oriented experience. What exactly does an organizer do and how does one go about finding a qualified individual? What learnings does an organizer have for us to start implementing today?  In this episode, we speak with Tracy Paye, owner of San Diego-based Miss Organized. She shares […]

How befriending discomfort can be the smartest move💯

Happy New Year. My head has been swirling for the past few days with lots of self-imposed pressure to get back in the swing of things with gusto. But the gusto hasn’t arrived. The transition from vacation mindset to routine mindset is vastly different and while I love my everyday life, the shift feels harder […]

Why resolutions fail and how to succeed

Despite best efforts, millions of people make resolutions only to see them fail within weeks, even days. If you’ve vowed “this is the year”, this episode is for you. We talk about how and why we fail and practical ways to overcome and succeed making 2020 your best year yet. Get your FREE GUIDE to […]

Lessons from 4th grade: the 5 4 3 2 1 exercise

This podcast was inspired by one of our children’s homework assignments. We made an evaluation tool by which you can reflect on the past year or month or quarter or even project. Because reflection and evaluation are how we grow and revise, ultimately upping our game. Resources: The Daily podcast by The New York Times […]

Information Overload

Are you drowning from information overwhelm? It can sure feel like it with alerts on our phones, the never-ending news cycle and incessant inbox communications. In this episode, we discuss the importance of establishing boundaries, why too much information isn’t in our best interest and how to hold the line. The amount of information we […]

When life doesn’t feel festive

Christmas has been happening in our home since the day after Thanksgiving. First the music then the decorations and tree. Bring me all the seasonal decorations and holiday plaid, the twinkling lights and glittery eye shadow that seems appropriate to wear even for school drop-off. Yet with the joy and over-the-top festivity is an underlying […]

Interview with Suzanne McKechnie Klahr, Founder of BUILD

In this episode, we get to know Suzanne Klahr. We talk about the big decision to build a career in the public sector on the heels of graduating from law school and what it means to be a CEO / wife and how this made her marriage stronger. We also discuss the magic of traveling […]

Must-read: This is why self-care is so hard 💣

Mic drop moment while listening to a recent coaching call. I literally stopped in my tracks and rewound to hear it said again. And then again. Because it was the simple answer to an issue I’ve heard over and over and over again. On coaching calls with clients, in casual conversation with friend groups and […]