“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

New Year, New Resolve: How to be Successful in Making Changes

Today is January 28th, how well have you stuck to your New Year's resolutions? If you are like many people, you have begun to falter or have given up completely by now. If you are still going strong, I commend you! Each year many people decide to create resolutions to make changes in their lives, … Continue reading New Year, New Resolve: How to be Successful in Making Changes

#&@*$

In my house growing up, one could often hear a variety of very colorful curses. Even now, when talking to my parents on speaker phone I must remind them that little ears are listening. I was never allowed to swear, but my mind filed away many of my dad's best. As an adult I swear … Continue reading #&@*$

Too Much to do, Too Little Time

I always keep the door to my bedroom shut. This is because my room is a mess. While, most of the time, my house is generally in order, at any given moment my bedroom is a mess. My dresser has piles of stuff on top: jewelry, photos needing placed in albums, hair ties, random junk … Continue reading Too Much to do, Too Little Time

My Story of Sexual Assault and the Importance of Teaching Children Body Autonomy

*Trigger warning* The story below contains some graphic details. The #MeToo movement has gotten a lot of media attention recently after news stories in the last couple years about the president, Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Bill Cosby, and other men in positions of power reportedly sexually assaulting women. I am going to share … Continue reading My Story of Sexual Assault and the Importance of Teaching Children Body Autonomy

Embracing my Inner Jedi: Stepping Outside of my Comfort Zone

Earlier I was listening to the TED Talk Radio Hour on NPR podcast about being in your comfort zone. It was all about and how people often get in the habit of staying at their status quo, have issues with moving past their norm, and getting out of their comfort zone. This podcast struck a … Continue reading Embracing my Inner Jedi: Stepping Outside of my Comfort Zone

Eyes in the Back of my Head

I will preface this story with a comment about lying. I detest lying. I don't like to lie to my kids, but sometimes I do it. Some truths are not appropriate to share at certain ages. It is sometimes easier to gloss over the truth a little or to conjure up a little white lie … Continue reading Eyes in the Back of my Head

Pass the Coffee

Holy crap. Being a mom is tiring. I knew it would be, especially once we threw another kid into the mix- but damn. Ugh, pass the coffee, I'm running out of umph. I have been trying to get my shit together, thinking, maybe if I get all their clothes ready the night before, or, maybe … Continue reading Pass the Coffee

Mom Confessions

8:00 p.m. bedtime comes early once in a while to same Mom's sanity. I'm not sure what we'll do when they learn to tell time. Sometimes I fake having to pee just so I can have a minute or two to myself. Sorry kid, most of your Halloween candy was eaten by me. You don't … Continue reading Mom Confessions