Tough Times

First, I want to apologize for forgetting to post last night. I was actually clearing off some things from my bed when I tripped and fell. I ended up smacking my ribs, knees, and right wrist pretty badly. I’m in quite a bit of pain now, hence writing to you slipped my mind. I willContinue reading “Tough Times”

Things to Pass the Time

What do you like to do if you ever find yourself with free time? For me, I like to read, to sing, or to clean. Clean? You say. Really? Yes. Clean. Now, I’m not saying that my house is immaculate. Ha! Ha! Ha! That’s actually really funny! I feel like I am always chasing afterContinue reading “Things to Pass the Time”

Being a Good Neighbor

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may know that I have had trouble with my neighbors to the south. They have screamed at all of us (my children included,) raised at least two vicious dogs (the first of which killed the bloodhound of the neighbor next to them and wasContinue reading “Being a Good Neighbor”

Mental Health

A new schoolyear brings many challenges. Child #3 is entering their second year of high school and there are new things happening. So, I wanted to offer a bit of advice. Be there for your children. Listen and watch for signs that something isn’t right. Talk to them and let them know that you areContinue reading “Mental Health”

Back to School and Cleaning Out the Shed

This week Child #3 went back to high school. Yeah. They were sooooo very excited! Uh-huh! This year, my special needs child is riding the bus. A new experience, to be sure. Last year, their anxiety and depression made that impossible, so a school staffer, or principal, or special needs teacher, or aide got toContinue reading “Back to School and Cleaning Out the Shed”

Trauma

I had a lovely chat with a librarian today. We were discussing many things, but did get around to trauma. How many people have trauma; how no one’s trauma is worse than another’s trauma. It’s all just trauma. No matter what you have been through, I want to make you aware that you are notContinue reading “Trauma”

Not Enough

Do you ever want more of something? Clothes, shoes, cars, food, etc.? Have you ever felt like you’re not enough? It’s not true. Everyone is a child of God and everyone is enough. But do we ever feel like maybe we’re not? I grew up in a family of four with a mother, father, andContinue reading “Not Enough”

Watching Myself

Lately I have been watching myself as far as food consumption and content goes. My body and I have a complicated relationship. While I love all the things for which my body is capable, I am less fond of the few extra curves it sports as a result of some of the amazing things itContinue reading “Watching Myself”