Madeleine is a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer with an affinity for anything concerning the written word. If she’s not writing, reading, or teaching herself calligraphy, you can find her taking adult Irish dancing lessons at her favorite Irish pub or exploring Cleveland with her husband and toddler.
How I’m Taking Better Care of Myself This Postpartum Period
Giving myself the help I needed the first time around
Discovering Beauty through Children’s Picture Books
Make story time a beautiful experience
Cultivating Contentment with My Less-Than-Perfect Photos in a World Full of Photo Shoots
Letting go of the Instagram ideal
Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ Movie Gives Fresh Life to the Comforting Classic
A familiar yet creative and modern rendition
Seven Reasons to Shop In-Store This Christmas Season
Shut your laptop, and get into the holiday spirit with some in-person gift shopping
Positive, Healthy-Living Instagram Accounts Worth Following
Five positive accounts that will inspire and encourage you
Five Short Stories to Read before Black Friday Shopping
The following short stories share why it's important to treat our money with respect
Reflections on Being an Independent Woman from 'Far from the Madding Crowd'
Valuable lessons from Bathsheba Everdene's strengths and weakness
Meaningful Ideas to Help You Get the Most out of Your Planner
Planners don't have to be just for planning
Practical Things I Wish I’d Learned in College—and How I’m Tackling Them Now
It's not too late to learn the basics of "adulting."
The 'Downton Abbey' Movie is a Warm, Welcoming Reunion
Finally, our favorite characters receive some well-deserved closure.
How Frequenting Local Coffee Shops Fosters Community
Next time you're in need of a java-hit, consider forgoing the chain coffee shops.
Indulge in Vintage Nostalgia with These Classic Romance Films
Cary Grant has our hearts.
Unconventional Romance Novels That Remind Us of Another Side of Love
Austen, we love you, but we're looking for something a little messier this time.
Printed Books Aren’t Going Anywhere—Here’s Why That’s Great News
You just can't beat a classic.
Why It's Important to Celebrate Other Women's Successes (Even If You Don't Feel Like It)
Move aside, green-eyed monster!
The Imperfect Moments That Make Up a Perfect Wedding Day
True joy lies beyond the Instagram filter.