Pass the Coffee

Holy crap. Being a mom is tiring. I knew it would be, especially once we threw another kid into the mix- but damn. Ugh, pass the coffee, I'm running out of umph. I have been trying to get my shit together, thinking, maybe if I get all their clothes ready the night before, or, maybe … Continue reading Pass the Coffee

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Give me Some Effing Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt: my Struggle With Binge Eating

Does it sound like a hostage situation? Because that's what it feels like. I have been trying to stick to a healthy diet and get more movement in during the day. Sounds like it wouldn't be too hard, right? Nope. One of the ways I deal with stress and anxiety is by using food, so … Continue reading Give me Some Effing Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt: my Struggle With Binge Eating

Life With Anxiety

I have been living with anxiety for a long time. I was recently thinking about my childhood and realized that I have been dealing with anxiety for longer than I had previously thought. In elementary school my family moved to a different town and my parents divorced. I didn't fit in at school. I started … Continue reading Life With Anxiety

Still Dealing with a Bully

Bullying is an important issue for kids that I don't think gets all the attention it deserves.  I think it is on the public radar now more than ever due to kids' access to electronic devices and social media, but still should be talked about and dealt with. I was bullied growing up- quite a … Continue reading Still Dealing with a Bully

Being a Nerd and Owning It, or Just Be Yourself 

I was a super nerdy kid.  I was never interested in sports.  I was involved in Girl Scouts from first through tenth grade.  I played three different musical instruments in the school band and participated in our church handbell choir for almost ten years.  From first grade on I wore glasses.  In the early years … Continue reading Being a Nerd and Owning It, or Just Be Yourself 

Five Reasons Why I Love Being a Mom

There is a little person who loves me just as I am, fiercely,fully, and without reservation.  People always say, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."  I look at raising a child as my chance to change the world, my chance to make it better by raising a good, kind, caring, conscientious … Continue reading Five Reasons Why I Love Being a Mom