When Love Is Not Enough

The room is dark as I quietly creep in and gaze down at my older daughter’s sweet sleeping face, filled with the peace of a deep slumber. I kneel beside her little bed and touch her lips, pursed in a rare moment of silence, as they have been busy all day forming new words. IContinue reading “When Love Is Not Enough”

The First Ten

Today marks ten years since I first met my husband. A decade. A third of my life I’ve now spent with this man. When I think back to that fateful night ten years ago, it feels like the time that’s passed is both a lifetime and a blink. In the span of the last decadeContinue reading “The First Ten”

Small Gratitudes

It’s the month of Thanksgiving. The time of year when we see grocery store aisles brimming with turkey and stuffing and Facebook feeds filling with daily reminders of gratitude. Many people partake in a lovely tradition where they record and post one thing they are thankful for each day during the month of November. IContinue reading “Small Gratitudes”

Wanderlust & Adventures Ahead

This past weekend while visiting the lovely Pleasanton Goods in Paris, Kentucky for my cousin’s baby shower, my eye caught sight of a beautiful magazine. I was instantly drawn in by a single caption on the cover. Wander. ┬áDefined as to “walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way,” wander is one ofContinue reading “Wanderlust & Adventures Ahead”

A Lasting Legacy

If you’ve ever met a Cochrane, you’ve probably very quickly learned a few things about us. We’re strong and stubborn, honest and opinionated, kind-hearted and determined. No matter how different we are or how many thousands of miles separate us we share these traits; like a common thread weaving together various pieces of fabric toContinue reading “A Lasting Legacy”

Happy Birthday to Me!

I love birthdays. I love the joy and anticipation and celebration. I love the idea that every single year, every single person gets a day to celebrate the simple fact that they were born into existence. I also love cake. My love for birthdays was born at a young age. My first memories of birthdayContinue reading “Happy Birthday to Me!”

For the Love of Travel

I’m not generally one for celebrity advice, but when Bill Murray waltzed into a Charleston bachelor party this past weekend, he shared some words of wisdom I wholeheartedly agree with. When asked for tips on finding lasting love, Mr. Murray responded: “If you have someone that you think is The One, don’t just sort ofContinue reading “For the Love of Travel”

How’s Married Life? My Messy Beautiful

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” Charles Dickens wrote. Though he was referring to 18th Century Europe, he might as well have been talking about marriage. In the seven and a half short (but seemingly long) months since we said our vows, I’ve learned more about myself, relationships, andContinue reading “How’s Married Life? My Messy Beautiful”

Don’t Get Over It

When bad things happen in life – big or small, your fault or not – it’a a common refrain to hear from yourself or others, “Just get over it.” Depending on the severity of the situation, it may not be directly said, but there is an implication in society that in order to be strongContinue reading “Don’t Get Over It”