pearls on a string is a website for the modern, intelligent woman. She is probably reading this while simultaneously holding a toddler, drinking coffee, writing a meeting agenda in her head, and hoping to throw together an easy meal for dinner. We’re busy gals.
pearls on a string chronicles the ups and downs of motherhood and highlights the unique lifestyle of life in Anchorage, Alaska. It is written for women of all walks of life who don’t want to limit themselves to just being a single title. It is for the woman who is multifaceted, unique, and with loads of interests. It is for women who may not live in their dream location (hello, Alaska!) yet are trying to make their life a little glam and more tolerable while they’re powering through.
If that sounds like you, let’s be friends:
If you seek parenting and life advice from an experienced occupational therapist, mama, and professor then you’ll feel right at home here. There’s lots of that! If you’re a busy mama who loves easy recipes, travel ideas, and attainable style inspiration in an everyday way, then pearls on a string is meant for you.
- In creating a positive community of women where we can swap recipes, design ideas, and parenting tips.
- In manicures, handwritten thank you notes on pretty paper, and baking from scratch.
- The best days include a good latte and a fresh pastry.
- That struggles are part of the story.
- That women can be great mothers, intelligent beings, educated professionals, travel, and inspire. I don’t believe women need to be compartmentalized into separate categories: great hostess // career woman // stay-at-home mom. We can have multiple interests and roles!
pearls on a string is a member of Martha Stewart’s Circle of Bloggers and has been featured on PopSugar, foodgawker, Scary Mommy, Taste Spotting, La Petite Peach, Alex and Alexa, Top Mommy Blogs, and more. It is growing each day and continues to reach a wide, global audience of inspiring women!
Hi! I’m Lesleigh and I am so happy to have you here. I am originally from Oregon yet have lived in California, Maryland, and now Alaska. I went to graduate school to study occupational therapy and worked at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. I absolutely loved it there! Since moving to Alaska, I now work in inpatient pediatrics at the local children’s hospital, am an OT professor, coach a swim team for people with disabilities, am working on my first children’s book, and– of course!– spend a lot of time blogging. I am married to an outdoorsman and together we have a three year-old and nine month-old daughters. They join us on all sorts of adventures– like moving across the country and exploring The Last Frontier. I am an avid baker, traveler, and seeker of beauty.
My absolute favorite topics to write about are parenting/life advice from an OT’s perspective and our Alaskan adventures. I also love writing about easy recipes that can be finished during nap time and simple ways to incorporate style into every day life- whether it is a hair tutorial or a home project I am working on. I’m glad you’re here and hope you’ll stay a while.
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