Gentle Advice for Your Next Sh*tty Day

I had a tough one yesterday. It was the fourth day of a long weekend. My husband is away, my son is teething, I missed the opportunity to get myself and the kids and dog outside in the brief moments of sunshine because it was too much of a hassle to get everyone ready to […]

Learning to Love Your Crazy

“Everybody’s a little bit crazy sometimes, Mama” – A precocious seven year-old who resides at our house Both my husband and I stopped the busy-Tuesday-morning stuff we were doing and agreed with her, “You’re right, honey. Everybody is absolutely a little crazy sometimes.” I’d like to expand that insightful generalization to include this: We all want […]

Writing Challenge, Day 12 – let’s talk about shame, baby

Ever have a shame day?  Perhaps it’s spawned by nothing at all. Or arises after seeing someone you’ve wronged, who completely hates you for good reason. Or after thinking about someone who’s wronged you in a humiliating (public?) way. Maybe it’s not even in the distant past. Maybe you screwed something up at work yesterday. […]