See The World

You don’t see the world as it is. You see it as you are. What?! I heard this yesterday. I had to write it down and read it 7 times. Is this real? Do we do this? Do I not see the world for what it really is? What even is it? Is it somethingContinue reading “See The World”

I Don’t Belong To Me

Well, hmmm. I always feel awkward writing the first post after a hiatus. What a blogger I am, right? Life progresses at warp speed. I run from hell to breakfast, and go long periods without posting then…BOOM…here I am. Sorry about that. Believe me. My mind is CONSUMED with thoughts, and I think of writingContinue reading “I Don’t Belong To Me”

Walking Conundrum

I’m a walking conundrum… I am hungry, but I am also fat. Don’t eat it, Sister. I am fat, but I also like cheese dip. Order a “small” cheese dip. I want pretty hair, but dang, I don’t want to wash it today. Lazy. I like nice clothes, but I sho ain’t going shopping. Ewww.Continue reading “Walking Conundrum”

What Holds Us Back – Part 2

Something is holding me back? Back from what? Me? I have always considered myself a bit of a force – pretty confident, sure of myself, know what I want, focused. I would’ve never thought that ANYTHING ever held me back. That makes me laugh now. Stupid. There has been plenty holding me back. From what?Continue reading “What Holds Us Back – Part 2”

Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy

Comparison is the thief of joy, right? And it KILLS our mindset when it comes to our kids. Think about it. “My child is not walking yet, and hers is walking already.” “She breasted for a year and a half, and I only made it 10 months.” “My boy is fast just like that kid.Continue reading “Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy”

Update Your Self Care

Girl, why are you struggling so hard to take care of yourself? Why are you chasing that thing that has always calmed you down? What you used to do to feel better? How you have coped before? You’re not the same person. You are not the same woman you were 10 years ago, 5 yearsContinue reading “Update Your Self Care”

Relationship Score Keeping

Why are we keeping score? “I checked on her 3 times while she was sick, and she hasn’t checked on me once.” “I repeatedly text her and invite her to lunch. Would it kill her to text and ask me for a change?” “She has time to go running around doing all that mess, butContinue reading “Relationship Score Keeping”

Can’t Blame Myself

I’m the poster child for thinking of ways to blame myself when something “goes wrong” with my kids…if they acted irresponsibly, after they said something disrespectful, or best yet, when they got a mental health diagnosis. After the discovery of clinical OCD, general anxiety disorder, a math disorder, and ADHD in my daughter, I didContinue reading “Can’t Blame Myself”

If my friend told me…

If my friend told me she was lonely, I would offer to come see her, meet for lunch, or suggest opportunities to get out of the house and be among people. I might just listen. She might not want to be fixed. If my friend told me her child was acting out, and she didn’tContinue reading “If my friend told me…”