Filters: Part One – That’s Me

A few years ago, we took our son to the optometrist. Just a check up. He'd never complained about his vision. We just thought it was a good idea. He needed glasses. Badly. Looking back, I thought about the moments that we'd become frustrated with him, how he seemed to bang into things unnecessarily or … Continue reading Filters: Part One – That’s Me

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Skinny Means Nothing: A Women’s Perspective on Self Worth

The day was sunny. Hot. Hanging with a friend at the zoo, we were huffing, dragging our children via Radio Flyer Wagon, up a hill. My friend and I were not overweight by any means, but here we were, struggling. We laughed at ourselves, at our weakened state. I turned to my friend, exasperated. "Skinny doesn't mean anything." … Continue reading Skinny Means Nothing: A Women’s Perspective on Self Worth

Don’t Tell Me I’m Doing Well: The Cry of the Stumbling Woman

Three sessions in and I panicked. Things were going well. Good questions were being asked, validation given, truth was being shared. But, towards the end of each consultation, my inner child would get fidgety. Eyes darting, hands wringing. Internally, I was terrified. Please don't say it. Please don't say it. Don't tell me I'm doing well. Don't … Continue reading Don’t Tell Me I’m Doing Well: The Cry of the Stumbling Woman

Dealing With It: When Life Erupts and You Can’t Ignore It

It was the smell that got me. No, before that, it was the toilet. The toilet that I, jokingly, told my Facebook friends needed more of a relationship: But, there were signs. There always are. First it was the toilet, water rising at an alarming rate and thankfully (or, so I thought) receding to lower levels. … Continue reading Dealing With It: When Life Erupts and You Can’t Ignore It

Do It For My Daughters

My daughters are seven and five. They are brilliant. And, I don’t mean that they are smarter than most children. They’re brilliance comes from the inside. Julia is fun. She's hilarious! She makes me laugh even when I don’t want to. She works this to her advantage. Katie is cheeky. She’s smart and snappy. She is incredibly … Continue reading Do It For My Daughters