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Accidental Explosions of Shame

We had an accident this week. Another car turned into me, and my van ended up under the car. I saw it coming and braced myself for the impact; the kids didn’t know what was […]

I Am Out of Control – Again

Being in and out of quarantine has definitely been an interesting cycle, hasn’t it? The first week went well. The kids and I spent a lot of time snuggling, reading, making playdough, and talking about […]

Word of the Year 2021

We needed a quiet movie to help us calm down before we started New Year’s Eve shenanigans (which included a lot of game playing, treats, and one friend for a few hours). The cute figure […]

What is that Stink?

A therapist I was chatting with this month said, “Sometimes we need someone else to tell us that we stink. We aren’t the best judge of that, are we?” How true is that? I absolutely […]

Derailed

Have you seen a derailed train? I haven’t in person, but I have watched movies, and listened to my uncle’s stories of working for the Railroad. When I close my eyes, I can hear the […]

Becoming Friends with Elsa

Baby’s new favorite game to play is telling jokes. While we make dinner, he asks, “Why can’t you give Elsa a hot dog? Because she will let it go!”. Strapped into his car seat to […]

The Necessity of Relationship

Teaching online during the pandemic has made me realize there are WAY too any distractions. In the Zoom meetings with my students, I spent more time in tours of houses, being introduced to pets, watching […]

Enough

Always need to be more, do better then my best and if someone else comes in first I need to figure out where I failed. Pressure to grow more, push harder, rise beyone outstanding capacity […]

The First Step is . . .

. . . the hardest and the most important for a grand journey. Honestly, I thought this was going to be pretty simple. I already know my life is unmanageable. I don’t use guilt trips […]

The Dam Broke

After years of pressure building up, and year of tears left unshed, that once strong wall fell apart. All the emotions that were hidden came busrting through the thick wall; nothing could stop them. Nothing […]