I am officially doing just that. Running on empty. Emotionally, physically, mentally. Not only are we coming out of the holidays, but I am also coming out of a pretty heavy bipolar depression spiral and have begun a new medication regime. It always takes some time to adjust, but thankfully ::knock on wood:: the fog … Continue reading . running on empty
so there is a saying in most child rearing .. "it takes a village." Well, in my world it takes a tribe. Not the kind of tribe one would think of, not so much a tribe to help raise my SN child, but more of a tribe to replenish my soul once a month. My … Continue reading . my tribe
Something was said to me this weekend that really got me thinking and out of my own head. First, let me set the stage a little bit for you. Every year since I can remember, and even before then via pictures, my family has had a family reunion. It used to be a HUGE affair … Continue reading . unexpected insight and helping hands
Sometimes you just want someone completely on your side, no matter how crazy or insane an idea may be. To have someone have complete faith in whatever scheme or idea or dream you may have come up with this time. To have someone who will back your adventure 100% because they believe in whatever it … Continue reading . sometimes
-The past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited, or erased; it can only be accepted. I was a 16 year old girl that overcame the odds of a horrific car accident to no only walk again, but to walk to her prom 5 months later and to play softball a year later. I am a woman … Continue reading . I was vs I am
In the midst of an epic little human meltdown, I repeat those words to myself over and over. "This too shall pass, this too shall pass, this too shall pass." For some parents, that is a sad and emotional phrase. Babies will only be babies for so long, the "terrible two's" will pass, the "tyrant … Continue reading .this too shall pass?
-Think before you speak & if you're an idiot or an asshole, then do us all a favor and tape your mouth shut. Sometimes people just don't know when to keep their mouth shut. It ASTOUNDS me how people can be so cruel and I am even more astounded how misinformed and judgmental they can … Continue reading . what NOT to say
-Coming from a large family makes you feel protected, you have friends and allies. -Paul McGann As I sit here watching Sister Wives episode where Madison gives birth (spoiler alert!) I literally have tears running down my face. I get emotional during any "birth" scene in a movie or TV show, hell even a book!! … Continue reading . more children or not?
-I feel like no one has time for me, including myself. -"me time" is actually spelled "bullshit" ok, let me get this out ahead of time.. for many of us, the phrase "make sure you get ME TIME" sends a surge of anger through every fiber of our bodies. Now, obviously I can't speak for … Continue reading .the non-reality of “me time”
-Have I gone mad? -I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret: ALL THE BEST PEOPLE ARE -Alice In Wonderland We all have them. Seemingly simple things that make us individuals. Some people (assholes) call them faults or distractions or say that they make you weird. What they really mean is … Continue reading . quirks & vices