Looking For a Rescue

Sometimes I think I’m getting whacked repeatedly by the proverbial 2×4, except that I’m not having a really great revelation. Maybe a 2×4 isn’t the best analogy. Although I honestly have to say that the whacking sound matches the pounding in my head and the sad thumping of my heart sometimes. One of the biggest Continue »

Thinking About What Others Think

“Why didn’t she smile at me? Do my friends still like me? Did I say something dumb?” “They must think I’m the worst parent ever … look how my child is behaving!” “I can’t believe I let my daughter go to school so mismatched. Her teacher probably thinks I’m a mess.” “Oh goodness, my car Continue »

My Stomping Sweetie

My 6-year-old is running away. Apparently I’m the worst mommy ever! And I don’t even know what I did this time! I mean usually I have an inkling … I held her accountable for her behavior, said “no,” or didn’t give her what she wants in a timely enough fashion to suit her. But this Continue »

Sanity in the Storm

Lately my biggest issue is that I think I’m losing my mind. You might think that should be considered of paramount importance, but I think it was bound to happen–I have way too much going on in my life and my head. I’m surviving on adrenaline, strong tea, and the love of my children. The other Continue »

No Pretty Little Bow

I think I want to hide – preferably in a nice beach house. Over the past four years I’ve felt many things more acutely than I thought possible – physical reactions to emotional things. A broken heart really does feel broken. A lump in my throat really does make it difficult to swallow. And stress Continue »

Sanity in the Storm

Lately my biggest issue is I think I’m losing my mind. You might think that should be considered of paramount importance, but I think it was bound to happen. I have way too much going on in my life and in my head. I’m surviving on adrenaline, strong tea, and the love of my children. Continue »