My son is afriad of heights and I am sure it is my fault

My son is afraid of heights, and until very recently, I thought he developed this fear from a fall at some point. Granted, my husband and I couldn't think of any time when our son had a serious fall (the short fall out of his bed those few times notwithstanding)....more

New Santa: Same Old Fears

I cannot be the only one…who has noticed how much better the “mall” Santa's are looking lately, gone are the days of red polyester suits, cotton masquerading as fur, and those weird shiny angel hair beards, the current Santa’s are bringing it.  Although, even with Santa's modern make-over, the kids standing in the crowded lines, between the red crushed velvet ropes, have the same terror in their eyes I remember from my time as a kid waiting to step up to Santa's throne. ...more

Being Afraid of the Dark Is for Amateurs

Everyone is afraid of something. But for me, I like to go big or go home. I don’t fear the dark, or heights, or snakes. Wait…actually, I do fear all of those things. But then I also fear completely irrational things on top of your average, run-of-the-mill phobias. I have already confessed my propensity for irrational fear when it comes to my children in my Instagram Diary of Anxiety. But I am not new to this game....more

One of My Biggest Fears

Even though I haven't found you yet; I take comfort in knowing you haven't found me either. Be patient. ...more

Do You Struggle to Gain Perspective?

We all have moments of doubt and fear. Doubts about whether or not we are on the right path. Fears that we aren’t doing enough – for our children, for ourselves, for our communities, for our families. I’m not ready to discuss every reason why yet, but this year has forever changed what I complain about, fear, and doubt. It’s unbelievable what I, and most people, take for granted. But, it is even more unbelievable how many things change when you gain a new perspective. Sometimes this is a good thing, but sometimes it gets confusing....more
It's funny I had no problem turning 30 but this year I turn 35. And it has raised a little bit ...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake™” Be Honest With Yourself 5-30-12

It’s time to speak exactly what’s on your mind, even if it’s to begin new communications.Be honest with yourself to learn more about what you’re willing to communicate.Opposing Energies: Argumentative, reluctance, impatience, fear.Face your inner fears and deepest desires; rather than obsess mentally.Speak your truth with compassion for others.Wide Awake Words™ for today: Cooperation, meeting of the minds, valuable insights, transformation....more

Fears

I'm scared of lots of things; never being truly happy, making bad choices being just two. But those are fears I can control and can do something about. I have 4 huge fears, and 1 is a major phobia. They affect my life to varying degrees. Death and losing my boys ...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Close Friendships Will Undergo Tests 3-3-12

It’s a great day for both business and personal relationships.Plenty of happy events today: pleasure, friendship, even romance and flirtations are in store for some.Opposing Energies: disputes, tempers, scattered, instabilityIt may seem hard to be on task.The irritating disruptions from visitors may get on your nerves.Make efforts to be more assertive however do no harm....more

If Mom Has to Pull Over, Don't Look...OK?

I am about to experience, but hopefully, not remember, one of my worst fears in life. No, I'm not about to be eaten alive by a 600lb tarantula. I am not about to walk into 12th grade science class butt naked. Nor am I going to eat squirrel pot pie with stewed okra. I am going to have a Brazilian Butt Lift. (AKA colonoscopy.)Your hiney just clenched, didn't it? Its ok, I know the feeling....more

No Coins in the Mouth!

Our household is pretty liberal in many ways.  Our kids are allowed to climb and stand on stools and help cook at the stove.  They get to hold butter knives and forks.  They fly up and down the stairs.  They carry their plates and cups to the table.  The result is that they make a lot of messes which we help clean up, they understand that one needs to be careful around the stove and they learn some impressive balancing skills....more
I taught both of my kids "bleh" by the time they were about 8 months old. If I didn't know what ...more