Get Obsessed

It’s a tough thing, staying dedicated to your art while also holding down a job. As if it wasn’t hard enough to get through your commute, make dinner, get the chores done and just catch up with your loved ones at the end of the day—maybe if you feel ambitious getting a workout in.Nope, we’ve gone and made everything even more complicated by throwing apassion in the mix. How can one ever manage to keep a life in order and also chase a passion?...more
This is the post I read that encouraged me to start blogging. So inspirational!more

Trustful Parenting Experiment #2: Doing Less

This was a long winter, as everyone knows, except for you lucky devils living in places that didn’t get repeatedly body slammed by snow and/or subzero temperatures. Through the better part of the winter I kept pushing the kids to stick to a relatively active schedule of activities, errands, and playdates. We got out of the house just about every day and I thought this was good for us. But at a certain point, Miles slammed on the brakes. Getting him out of the house to go anywhere became such an unbelievable struggle that eventually I had to STOP and reconsider....more

Is Finding Balance All It's Cracked Up to Be?

I've seen a lot of posts lately on blogs or in comment threads discussing "finding balance." "How do you find balance as a blogger?" "How do you balance your work and family life?" "How balanced is your social media vs. face-to-face interaction with people?" ...more
Almost always when I hear the phrase finding your balance, my brain seems to shut down. the ...more

A Part of My Story

I'm supposed to be taking a break from my blog and social media but here I am. Plus, my class was cancelled because of the snow. I'm not complaining. I'm going to be taking a nap, and maybe doing a little work later on. So, why am I here?1. Writing gives me the release that I need to function, to help me be mentally healthy. It is also my passion and what I know I am supposed to be doing. Unfortunately I missed my last 2 writing forum meetings, so that is not making me feel in the loop at all....more

The Balance

I feel like I'm struggling with The Balance these days. It's probably not what you think though.  I'm not talking about the balance of being a mom, wife, and myself.  I'm not talking about trying to find time to work out and take a little time for myself in between all the child-rearing. ...more

I'm over being an "Ideal Worker"

 I'm tired of being a good little worker bee....more

Work-Life Balance

Ever thought about what your life would be like if you had balance? According to ABC News, The Hay Group a global consulting firm, conducted a study and found 39% of employees worldwide said they do not have it. What is that Work-Life Balance that we keep hearing so much about about? Work-Life Balance is a concept – splitting time and energy between work and other important aspects of people’s lives....more

When Lives Are Linked

There is so so much that goes into a life. So many things to sort through. So many things that keep life going. For many people, at some point there's a melding of two lives into a rather singular one.Either way, removing only one name or one person leaving the home could mean the difference between keeping the electricity on, cancelling an insurance policy, or access to funds that the other earned and deposited. It's a wonder how separations can end amicably even without emotional attachments.It takes work, but I do stay, by choice....more

The shrieking shrew sends her love

Valentine’s Day seems to have gotten a lot more complicated since having kids.Tonight, at approximately 6:33 p.m., I was at my neighbourhood drugstore - along with 86 other last-minute Valentine shoppers – perusing the boxes of kids’ cards (you know, the kind you buy in a pack of 30). I was picking up some little cards for the boys in my six-year-old daughter’s class, because the two packages that I’d bought from Wal-Mart earlier in the day were deemed “too girly.”...more

A Quick Trick To Find Balance

If any of you SoulMates are like us, your days can be filled with organized chaos. Sometimes it's hard to feel a sense of balance even when there's nothing going on out of the normal. You're trying to juggle work and work reports, work in lunch dates, catch up on emails, nail an interview, grow your empire, catch up with girlfriends, and still find time to look fabulous while doing it all.Sometimes you just wanna hit the pause button....more