Boys…I just don’t even know how to begin. I love you. I love you so so much. More than my own life. I would do anything, ANYTHING to keep you safe. Right now, you’re playing Minecraft, building fantasy worlds filled with mazes and TNT cannons and FNAF statues and towns that are bursting with creativity. … More This isn’t the world I wanted for you.
This is not the kind of thing I write about, typically. But, I was inspired to chronicle yesterday’s experience because I felt pretty good about myself at the end of it and I think it’s important for people outside of depression to know that we have good days. Sometimes we have a lot of them. … More I Bought a Romper: #GoodDayChallenge
I could probably just leave it at that, but I feel a statement as obvious as that probably deserves a bit more explanation. Buckle up. When I say, “I don’t think we should hit our kids,” I mean ANY kind of hitting. Including spanking. We shouldn’t spank our kids. Take a minute. It’s ok. You … More So…I don’t think we should hit our kids.
I recently did a guest post for a great parenting blog, but then I saw something shiny and apparently forgot to tell you guys about it. ANYWAY, if you want to read it, click here: https://threetimedaddy.co.uk/2018/04/positiveparenting-captainoptimist/ While you’re there, check out some of his other posts and maybe give him a follow! (If you’d like … More Guest Post Alert!
Through early morning fog I see Visions of the things to be The pains that are withheld from me I realize and I can see That suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please -Johnny Mandel & Mike Altman- It isn’t, though. It’s not painless … More Suicide is(n’t) Painless
I’ve been trying to write this one for a while, and I keep not writing it for the very reasons it needs to be written. I’m not the first person to cover this topic, and I certainly won’t be the last, but if I’ve learned anything about being a woman in my almost-33-years on this … More Stop Selfie-Shaming
I am having a weird relationship with social media recently. Like…really weird. I’ve been on Facebook since it was The Facebook and your school had to be invited to join. I think I joined in 2005. I’ve been on Twitter since… …apparently. And I joined Instagram February 4, 2015. I was on MySpace long before … More On: Social Media
In an effort to force myself to get into the habit of writing with more consistency and frequency, I decided to take on a little challenge today. The challenge is simple: show us your place in the world; where you belong. The answer? Not exactly cut and dry. I don’t know that I’ve ever truly … More My Place in the World
Let me start off by stating a few things, for the record: I am a 32 year old white female who knows very little about my own culture, such as it is. My parents immigrated from England in the late 70s and became citizens in the early 80s. I was born here. I don’t know … More Culturally Appropriate
Moving halfway across the country was kind of a big deal for me. I know, I just blew your minds. I know it was a big thing for my kids, for Ryan, for the dogs even. For me, the move brought with it a realization that I was completely and utterly lost as a person, … More Complexity