Trying on Fear

We interrupt this Lizzo self love series with this nugget of wisdom from a 4 year old. Part 2 coming at you this week. A few weeks ago, my youngest watched the Little Mermaid for the first time. While he enjoyed it (cause duh, who doesn't love the soundtrack???) he was absolutely terrified of Ursula. … Continue reading Trying on Fear

This is May

This is May. The temperatures are rising. The birds are chirping. The flowers are blooming...mostly the dandelions in the yard because we haven't gotten even gotten the mower out or gassed or oiled or whatever you're supposed to do to summer-ize your mower LET ALONE taken steps to spray weed killer. We are the asshole … Continue reading This is May

SURPRISE! YOU HAVE OCD! or Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Therapist Read Your Articles

It’s 2:30 in the morning and I’ve been picturing people falling to their deaths for two hours now. It won’t stop. I close my eyes and they come, unbidden, these horrific visions, this slow motion horror film unfolding before me with my loved ones playing the role of doomed victim. It’s like a view master … Continue reading SURPRISE! YOU HAVE OCD! or Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Therapist Read Your Articles

Oh Girl Scout Cookies…My Tumultuous Relationship with Cookie Sales

If you’ve wondered where I’ve been for the last few months, I’ve been selling cookies. Well, not me per say. My daughter and her Girl Scout Daisy troop have been selling cookies but because they’re in Kindergarten (and because I’m an idiot combo leader/cookie mom I’ve been doing a lot of the cat herding cookie … Continue reading Oh Girl Scout Cookies…My Tumultuous Relationship with Cookie Sales

Balloon Animals and Resiliency, or I Totally Got Schooled by my 5 Year Old

Ahh the county fair, or as I like to think of it, State Fair Preseason.  The mini donuts! The pronto pups! The animals! The carnies! The balloon animals! Oh the balloon animals. Despite my attempts to steer them far far away both my kids zeroed right in. They had to have a balloon animal. But … Continue reading Balloon Animals and Resiliency, or I Totally Got Schooled by my 5 Year Old