13 Ways to Keep Your Cool When You’re About to Lose it

We've all been in a scenario where you feel like one more, just one more thing is going to set you off and then it's all down hill from there. Maybe you're having a difficult day, you may not be feeling well, you get bad news, your job is overwhelming, or the kids aren't listening... … Continue reading 13 Ways to Keep Your Cool When You’re About to Lose it

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The Blessing of Grandparents and Benefits for the Whole Family

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of my last surviving grandparent's death and I wish that I could somehow get Superman to fly around the Earth backwards to be able to go back in time and spend more time with all of my grandparents. I would love to watch a baseball game with my grandpa … Continue reading The Blessing of Grandparents and Benefits for the Whole Family

Am I Really an Adult? And Other Assorted Questions

Fake it 'til you make it. Just smile and act like it's part of your plan. These are things I find myself mumbling each day while I go from one situation to the next. Perhaps I just have imposter syndrome, perhaps I am clueless. I read someone else's blog post a few days ago about … Continue reading Am I Really an Adult? And Other Assorted Questions

Chores for Children and Learning How to “Adult”

Hey all, I originally posted this back in November 2017. I was thinking about this post a couple days ago because my daughter was asking for more chores to help with (she's three, chores are still fun). Have you heard of "adulting" classes? Apparently this is the new thing where young people are taught basic … Continue reading Chores for Children and Learning How to “Adult”

Art and Self-Doubt

In my city, the local Arts Council sponsors an Art Walk every Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.  In recent years the Walks have been gaining popularity The Arts Council and other businesses downtown display artwork for two days and visitors can go to each location to view artwork or listen to live music.  There are … Continue reading Art and Self-Doubt

Geekin’ Out: What I Love and Why

  I saw this meme earlier today and thought it described me to a 'T.' I have always been a geek. I wouldn't have originally described myself as such, but other people have and it stuck.When I was in high school I was kind of ashamed of how uncool I and the stuff I was interested … Continue reading Geekin’ Out: What I Love and Why

How My Children See Me

We often worry about how we look, how we dress, how we appear to other people. Until this afternoon I've never really stopped and thought about how I appear to my children. Abby had just woken from a nap and started to take photos with my smartphone. "Give it back," I said. "Please, just let … Continue reading How My Children See Me