My Sunday morning routine always starts with coffee on my back patio. Because of the consistency of Florida weather, this is a ritual I enjoy year round. However, this past Sunday, as I stared into the abyss of palm trees obstructing my view of the sky, I started thinking about the relativity of beauty.… Continue reading Stuck in Paradise
Not all of us are lucky enough to have someone in our lives who makes the transition from mother to mommy. Regardless of how many hours of labor you went through, or whether or not you chose natural childbirth over the epidural, becoming a mother by giving birth to a child is the easy part.… Continue reading Being a Mommy
“Don’t forget to take care of yourself” is one of my favorite pieces of parenting advice given by other parents. The unexpected life that unfolds before you as a parent can be overwhelming, so every once in a while, it’s important to focus on your own wellness. However, I can’t help but laugh at… Continue reading Beyond Type 1
Families can be messy. With a quick swipe of a paper towel, some messes can be cleaned up easily. While other messes saturate the fabric of our lives, leaving a gruesome blemish on an otherwise gorgeous canvas. I have been privy to both types of messes. Neither is ideal, but if I had to… Continue reading The Messes We Make
Being new to the forties club, I’m still unsure about what is supposed to happen at this age. I thought it might have something to do with boldly owning everything about yourself in an “I-am-woman-hear-me-roar” sort of way. But now that I am here, a feeling of unease is quietly nagging at me. Because… Continue reading Am I Really Done With Children?
Conflict amongst family and friends is never fun. Sadness, anger and hurt are just some of the emotions that appear during hard times. And who wants to deal with that, right? Well…I do. When there is an elephant in the room, rather than pretending it doesn’t exist, I always opt to stab it with… Continue reading Why Sweeping It Under the Rug Will Never Be My Thing
Dogs. Who would have thought that I could love a dog? Like really love a dog. On any given day of my life, if you asked if I was a dog person, I wouldn’t hesitate to say yes. But I have never been one of those over the top, “my-dog-is-my-life” kind of people. Once… Continue reading Our Dog, Zoey
I have a confession. I may fall into the “oversharer” category when it comes to Facebook. Mostly, I shamelessly share and re-share my blog posts, but I also display funny memes, pictures of my kids, and I do check-ins like I’m getting paid for it. And now that I’ve got my news feed perfectly… Continue reading Post Like Nobody’s Watching
Previously published on Sammiches and Psych Meds on December 16, 2016-http://www.sammichespsychmeds.com/why-i-dont-go-to-office-parties/ As a society, we tend to spend the majority of our waking hours at work. Americans have even adopted phrases like “work-wife” and “work-husband” to describe our co-workers who have become alternatives to our actual families. And with the holiday season approaching, there are… Continue reading Why I Don’t Go To Office Parties
The morning after. No less than twenty-three posts on social media all asking the same question. What will I tell my children? My mind raced with thoughts of inadequacy. Oh no! Did I miss something? Was I supposed to prepare a speech for my kids about the results of the election? Once I had… Continue reading What Will I Tell My Children?