When the Image in the Mirror Doesn’t Match the Image on the Camera – or Ways to Appear Confident When You Are Not

I had planned to put together a post about how to appear confident even when you don't feel it. As I was trying to put my son to sleep yesterday afternoon I was composing it in my head, thinking, this sounds good; it should be pretty quick to write. I made mental notes about what … Continue reading When the Image in the Mirror Doesn’t Match the Image on the Camera – or Ways to Appear Confident When You Are Not

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6 Important Lessons to Remember Each Day

Just about any way you cut it, the fact is, life is short. We have a very limited time here on Earth, and many people waste it chasing material objects, trying to fill a void within themselves, or trying to quiet a nagging voice at the back of their mind. In the grand scheme of … Continue reading 6 Important Lessons to Remember Each Day

“I was so Embarrassed!” Trying to Teach my Child About Humiliation

"Mom, I said a joke at school today and nobody at my table laughed," Abby said during supper one evening. "I was so embarrassed that none of my friends laughed." She was barely able to keep from crying. "Maybe they don't like me!" "Don't worry about it, sweetheart. Sometimes people might not always laugh at … Continue reading “I was so Embarrassed!” Trying to Teach my Child About Humiliation

Living with Anxiety and Changing my Perspective for my Kids

By now most of you probably know that I have anxiety.  It is something that has been with me all of my life. Social anxiety is how it manifested; I spent many of my school years quiet as a mouse, observing everything but only speaking in situations I was comfortable with.  "Sarah's such a good … Continue reading Living with Anxiety and Changing my Perspective for my Kids

Thinking of My Father as My Birthday Approaches

Note: I originally posted this three years ago, but thought it was appropriate to revisit, as my birthday is tomorrow. My birthday is approaching and I wonder if he remembers the significance of the date? Will he think about me on my birthday? Each day since becoming a parent I am amazed by my child. … Continue reading Thinking of My Father as My Birthday Approaches

Let’s Play! Our Favorite Indoor Toys

I am so happy it is Spring and warmer temperatures will soon be here. We had what will hopefully be our last snow over the past weekend and the kids sure have cabin fever. They are ready to play outside each day and Mom is ready for that too. Today I thought I would share … Continue reading Let’s Play! Our Favorite Indoor Toys

ABC and 123: Our Favorite Educational TV

Television time is always a subject that ruffles parents' feathers. At our well child check doctor visits the provider always says to limit TV time to an hour a day or less. If you'd let them, my kids would watch TV all day, and I'm sure yours would too. But how much TV do kids … Continue reading ABC and 123: Our Favorite Educational TV