The View From Rock Bottom

Today I feel like shit. I'm not going to sugarcoat it.  I've done it. I have hit a new low. Today is casual Friday at work, where we are allowed to wear jeans with a shirt embroidered with our company logo. This morning I put on my only clean pair of jeans and to my … Continue reading The View From Rock Bottom

The Best Ways to Help a New Parent

Our first time The day my husband and I brought our daughter home from the hospital will always be a day that I remember. We were so ready to go home after spending three days in the hospital following my daughter's delivery via emergency C-section. At home there would be no uncomfortable hospital bed, no … Continue reading The Best Ways to Help a New Parent

Father of Mine: What I Learned from Having a Shitty Father

Today I was listening to a random playlist on Spotify and an Everclear song that I hadn't heard in a long time played. This song has always resonated with me because it has always made me think of my biological father. Father of mine Tell me where have you been I just closed my eyes … Continue reading Father of Mine: What I Learned from Having a Shitty Father

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One of the Three Constants: Change

There are only a few things in life that are truly constant: death, taxes, and change. I have been thinking a lot about change. Change is inevitable. Change is constant. - Benjamin Disraeli Change is a constant in life that is expected but can be surprising at times when it occurs. Depending on your perspective, it could … Continue reading One of the Three Constants: Change

I wish I knew sooner

10 Things I wish I’d Known in My 20s

Since childhood, I've always been the quietest person in the room, that's just my personality. It is not necessarily a bad trait, I have always used my quietness as a chance to observe everyone and everything and generally learned a lot- from my aunts, my mother, my grandparents, my schoolmates, etc. That being said, there … Continue reading 10 Things I wish I’d Known in My 20s

Momumental Mothers #4: Mary

I DECIDED TO CREATE MOMUMENTAL MOTHERS TO CELEBRATE WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. EACH OF THE WOMEN I WILL FEATURE ARE DIFFERENT, BUT THEY ARE ALL UNITED IN MOTHERHOOD. Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to my friend Mary. I have known Mary since kindergarten. We lived across the highway from each … Continue reading Momumental Mothers #4: Mary

The Fear of Failure and Overcoming It

Since I was a child, my dream has been to be a writer and an artist. I wanted to be fluent in French and travel the world. These things were always treated as of as a "hobby" by the adults in my life growing up, so I was afraid to focus on them and never … Continue reading The Fear of Failure and Overcoming It

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

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