Truth is in the Mind of the Beholder

Yesterday's BlogHer NaBloPoMo prompt intrigued me: Would you rather always know the truth or remain blissfully ignorant sometimes?...more
 @victorias_view  I agree. I want to know the "truth"... my big dilemma was, "What is the ...more

Jessica's Painful Truth Month

In the interest of building the life of my dreams, I have been working very hard - but it takes more than hard work to make major changes.I have to be honest with myself about where I am, where I want to be, and what I'm willing to do to make those changes. I'm finding that it's also helpful to be honest with everyone else about my intentions. It cuts back on unintentional undermining and misunderstandings.Yesterday I posted my first Painful Truth. I will post one each day for 30 days. I will share it on Facebook, in this blog, and on Twitter....more

Say what needs to be said

Say what needs to be said It's not easy to tell the truth, but it's w...more

Social Blooming

Social Blooming presents depends for men, reliable and always there to prevent accidents. Kidding, social blooming was created to help creep into the minds of others, identify social issues, and bluntly layout the comments of my choosing. I find different social settings to be intriguing and lessons, no matter if they are positive or negative. As long as I have learned something, the experience was well worth the pain or joy. There are 3 rules that help me succeed with everything. Never fight with loved ones over finances - money always comes and goes...more
I have a question for everyone who reads this blog today. How often do you think of someone else ...more

The M Word

I am a Mother.I grew up with a less than ideal view of motherhood.Because of that, I tend to look at the whole journey of parenthood in a different way than most.I don't try to mold my children into my way of life. I accept that raising children demands a series of never-ending changes. It requires flexibility and patience.A sense of humor is necessary for survival. The older I get, the more I realize that my children need me to be honest.Honest in a way that is gentle and kind. I try to be aware of my shortcomings and failures....more

letting go of the hurt

I'm trying so hard to push this past Saturday into a bag and forget about it.  I started with trying to be normal Karen last night, cracking jokes, but talking about normal things when there isn't an elephant in the room is really hard!  ...more
@KarenLynnn Of course I found you :)more

Calling Me Out of the Box

I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of personal testimonies of how a man, iconic and revered, touched our lives every day in a simple way. Steve Jobs made complex things such as communication, simple....more


Whew.Today. It's only 10am but I feel as if the day has been so long already. So much talking, and planning.Talk of prepping my body by weaning off of the medicine I've taken for anxiety, while working through things in therapy, so that I can feel comfortable making a baby in this tall silly body of mine....more

Love Like an Ocean: Diving Deep into Polyamory

Before she knew what polyamory was, she thought she was defective and unfit to be in a relationship. After years of disappointing her partners, she resigned herself to remaining single. And then she discovered that love could take many more forms than monogamy. This is her story. ...more
What do you do when you know that you want to spread your love polyamorusly but your partner who ...more

Just Do It

How easy is it.... Thinking about doing what is you are supposed to be doing is harder than doing what it is you are thinking about doing.  Confused?  Let me break it down for you. Example of a something you are not doing:...more