Is It Possible To Have It All?

Thanks for the jar idea I didn't know how much I needed onemore

the myth of the good mother

Originally posted on Seeing as this time of year is often referred to as awards season, let's acknowledge that there is not an award for Mother of the Year. We might hear the term thrown around on the playground when a child is eating Cheetos out of the sandbox or on Facebook when a child chooses to fully express themselves in the Target line, but the reality is, there is no such award. ...more

What I Wish I Knew About Pregnancy - 7 Things You SHOULD KNOW!

As I write this post I'm one week away from my due date. I've almost completed this pregnancy journey! Woo hoo! It's been long and hard. As this was my first pregnancy, everything was new to me. I devoured books on the subject, but even those books couldn't prepare me for some pregnancy things! I hope these help you in your journey so you know more of what to expect....more


I don't think I expect much from people. Past experiences have shown me that I should lower my expectations of people. But sometimes I get my hopes extremely high only to have my feelings crushed. I just don't get it. A person wants to re-enter my life to play a major role and when I need them the most they show no signs that they care. I will say that I haven't asked for the support but I would EXPECT for them to show they care....more

Let's Lose The Stinkin' Thinkin'

Image Credit: SeeminglyOrdinaryWhat can we do about the fact that unmet expectations rob our joy?It doesn't matter if our unmet expectations are reasonable or not -if they are unmet, they can steal our joy. At least that is what I have experienced.Look around. We're inundated with store displays, decorating magazines and Pinterest....more

True Confessions: How I Use Halloween As the Barometer Of My Parenting Skills.

Halloween is coming up fast, and my son still does not have a costume.Choosing a costume for PJ has been one of my favorite parts of parenting. Even though he is a little young for Halloween, and still does not connect with the idea of choosing a costume and playing pretend, I love the theatrics and creative spirit of Halloween....more

Reforming Play-dough: What to Do with Other Peoples' Expectations???

We all do it, we expect things from other people and when we don’t get what we were expecting we feel disappointed. Now this blog isn’t about how we need to keep our expectations in check although that is true, it’s about other people’s expectations of us??? How should we handle what others think about us and expect from us???...more

I'm Doing It Wrong: Better isn't always better

I love lists. I make mental to-do lists every day. I have my "work list"--things I have to do as part of my job. I have my "home list"--chores or errands or repairs that I should do to keep this (rented) apartment in good shape, and to keep us stocked with groceries and living in a clean space. Then I have my "personal list"--showering, getting to the gym, seeing friends, "dates" with my live-in boyfriend (which basically means time to watch Netflix together or browse for furniture we never seem to buy)....more

Romance, Reality and Expectations

I began writing this reply in response to a post written by a very disgruntled wife in one of my fb groups who's husband was once again disappointing her on Valentine's Day. Anyway, I believe her issue is pretty universal, so I decided to share my reply......more

Dual Existence

Taken in Venice, ItalyAs I'm writing this, my roommates' peals of laughter echo from one room down the hall. All 5 of them are in the same room, having what sounds like the time of their lives....more