“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

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The Geek Retreat- Come Check Out my Basement

Our basement is a fun place for our family and friends to hang out and watch movies or play games. I jokingly call it the "geek retreat." In the family room area we have a TV, sound system, and three comfy couches. We also have a bouncy ball pit that the kids love. I didn't … Continue reading The Geek Retreat- Come Check Out my Basement

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

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

Being a Nerd and Owning It, or Just Be Yourself 

I was a super nerdy kid.  I was never interested in sports.  I was involved in Girl Scouts from first through tenth grade.  I played three different musical instruments in the school band and participated in our church handbell choir for almost ten years.  From first grade on I wore glasses.  In the early years, … Continue reading Being a Nerd and Owning It, or Just Be Yourself