Life is a series of finding comfort in each new self that we become. Some people seem to shift from one thing to the next very quickly, while others can find something that feels right to them and stick with it for so long that it becomes a part of their identity. Veganism, clean eating, … Continue reading Control in Marriage
Spirituality is a word that I have ebbed and flowed with for most of my life. Understandably, since religious people use it to define their powerful theistic beliefs, while many atheist or agnostic minds tend to use the word to abandon religious structure altogether. For the intent of this space, I will regard spirituality as … Continue reading Merging the Clinical and Spiritual
“He loves you so much, he’s just really busy/unavailable/caught up with work/broke.” Really, the list goes on with reasons why my father wasn’t around. What I didn’t realize as a child is that this theme is very common, and even more epiphanic is that it truly had nothing to do with me. The U.S. census … Continue reading The Excuses We Make
As a kid, I heard a lot of talk about the importance of happiness. “I just want you to be happy.” It’s a bar, I suppose. I can’t decide if it’s a low bar or a high bar, but happiness is indeed a goal. As an adult who has been through some pretty highs and … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Happiness
Road tripping with little kids is like spending a week in Tahiti, but it’s raining the whole time. It’s still very exciting and beautiful, and you don’t necessarily want to go home, but planning is key and let’s be honest, it’s at least a little more fun with clear skies. But what the hey, we’re … Continue reading Roadtrips With Kids: Tips You Haven’t Heard
It is the year 2020 and the entire world is alone. Some people are embracing the solace, self identifying as introverts, or introverted extroverts, or announcing to their thoughtfully procured group of 500 or so friend’s list that they in fact hate everyone. Except you, of course. Perhaps they too are struggling. Maybe they find … Continue reading When The World Is Lonely, Who Are You?
I know that the time is approaching when you’re going to be on your own. Your head is swarming with insecurities and excitement and fear and confidence. I push you to test your boundaries and to challenge your strengths. To know how to do your absolute best, and to work to make that even better. You know that I want you to go to college, or to master a trade, and to find your place in this world. But mostly, I want you to pave your own way, and to enjoy the exciting and chaotic road to get there. So I wrote out what I want for you, specifically. So that there’s no confusion.
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“Giving up on your marriage”. It’s a phrase my friend said recently that hit me the wrong way. I took offense to it, and felt it like a punch to the gut. Because I have walked away from a toxic marriage. And I fought for that unhealthy marriage so hard. I drowned for that marriage. … Continue reading Giving Up
Research has shown that visual motor function contributes to a child’s ability to tie his shoes, use scissors, throw a ball, and later in childhood supports handwriting and reading, among many other things. When your baby is born, his eyes are still very much developing. In order to strengthen the muscles that allow the eyes … Continue reading Visual Motor Development (With FREE Printables)
It must be really annoying to hear “that’s a first time mom thing.” As a third time mother, I can certainly relate to thinking it. When I walk past the aisles of pacifier wipes or see other mothers scramble to keep their child from looking at their phone screens for fear of damaging her baby’s … Continue reading First time mom things