It is my opinion that society in general is operating, on a daily basis, under an unprecedented level of exhaustion. Why do I think this? Look and listen to the people around you. How many times a day do you hear someone say, “I’m so tired.” or ...more
My youngest, Baby Y, had his four-month well-baby checkup today. He weighed in at a healthy 18 pounds even and was a robust 26.75 inches long. At four months, he is rivaling his three brothers for size and chunkiness. Four months also meant a second ...more
I say "once again in the news" because Tylenol is like a cute fuzzy bunny with fangs sort of drug. When taken correctly, the average person benefits by having their pain managed. When used incorrectly, which happens with frequency, it has the ...more
I started long after I knew better, past the age when my decisions could be chalked up to that invincible feeling that fades away as we get older.
Already a mother, I should have been setting a good example and following the very rules I was ...more
Last year at BlogHer '13, I had the opportunity to meet Luvvie Ajayyi of Awesomely Luvvie. It was truly a pleasure, as she is so inspirational and fun. I particularly love her project called Rock the Red Pump. She and cofounder Karyn Watkins are rallying women everywhere to rock their red shoes (any kind, not just pumps) on March 10 to raise awareness of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
It is my opinion that society in general is operating, on a daily basis, under an unprecedented level of exhaustion. Why do I think this? Look and listen to the people around you. How many times a day do you hear someone say, “I’m so tired.” or “Where’s the coffee?” or “I need some caffeine to get through this afternoon.”
When I set up my Blogger account and began writing Reasonably Well, I chose an option that automatically published links to my blog posts as tweets on Twitter. It appears that somehow this option was inactivated awhile back, so I want to apologize to my Twitter followers. I HAVE been posting daily, but should have double checked that these posts were also tweeted.Oops.Problem identified ....more
As I read various posts, links to stories which link to other stories, I see the repeating titles: "Six Ways You Can...", "Three Things To Do To Fix...", "Top Twenty...", "First Five..."; on, and on, and on. I did a search on depression. More than half of the suggested blog posts were lists. A search on anxiety was just as bad. Mental illness is a still very stigmatized condition and so is quite misunderstood and outright denied by many people. My sister-in-law doesn't believe mental illness exists (people are just lazy)....more
[PSA: "like" my blog's Facebook page to get tips and updates on my blog posts in your news feed.]My last post was Sunday...today is Friday. Yep, I warned you I might be silent for a bit given all the party planning. Marek's 5th birthday party is only a couple days away and we're all very excited! ...more
Welcome to my Friday Brain Dump! Here we go: Progress: After having a hissy fit yesterday in the shower because the scale hasn't been moving, I slapped myself upside the head and reminded myself that I've been hitting the gym hard and that I am losing fat and gaining muscle, which is okee-dokie with me. The scale will move, sooner than later ....more
When I had lunch with Jessica the other day at Panera, she mentioned that she and Courtney were going to be running eight miles on Friday morning, if I wanted to join them. I hadn't run outside more than a couple of times this horrible winter, and I can't even remember the last time I did a long run outside! It sounded perfect....more
I knew that when we left Chicago, I would definitely miss some of the amazing cuisine that came along with living in such foodie central city. But award-winning dishes aside, I also knew I would be more than ready to get back into my own kitchen and serving up some classic homemade meals. ...more