That Horrifying Moment When Your Dog Attacks

     I had this wonderful plan all worked up about how my day would go yesterday.  I met another lady online who homeschools and lives very close to me.  Her son and my oldest son are the same age, and I have been pining for an adult who lives nearby that will come and have a cup of coffee with me and chat on a lonely morning.  We planned to get together for a play date and a visit to see if we hit it off.  Little did I know, my day was going to take a horrifying turn for the worse.  My day came to a screaching half when our dog attacked....more
KnowWhatlMean I have just lost all faith in dogs.  I think that for some people, they can be an ...more

How to Make Friends in Your Thirties

When I dropped Kai off in daycare the other day, one of his little classmates ran over to greet him and asked: "Do you want to be my friend today?" We hear this sentence a lot lately. Everything from toys to humans makes friends over and over. It's very simple and goes like this - a question is asked about whether the object of affection would consider friendship and then the object happily agrees. Alternatively, it is just announced that two planes/cars/animals ("aminals" per Kai) are now friends. ...more

Meeting Fellow Moms; When the outcome is NOT good (supportive)

I am just writing here about an issue that I am sure many of you have dealt with. Maybe for some of you, it was easier to let-go of, but for me, I still feel the burden of the way I was treated. Time has healed a lot of it, but I am not sure what I did to deserve any of this....more

Making Mommy friends is hard

Is it just me, or was making new friends way easier in elementary school? Why is it so difficult to make new friends? I can clearly recall the days of "Hey I like your New Kids lunch box, wanna be friends?" and that was it- instant besties. Boy, those were the days. Now don't get me wrong. I have a solid group of friends and I love them dearly, but I need to make some Mommy friends, you know, friends who have children the same age as yours and live nearby, friends who understand that you may cancel a date at the drop of a dime due to sitter issues, you know, those friends....more

It is so weird. I don't even know why I am so compelled to try to force friendships. I really ...more

Getting out what you put in

  No matter what you do, you should always put your best foot forward. Why? Because you never know what this experience could lead to.   When you don't do the best possible job that you can do, you are only wasting not only other people's time, but your own. It kills me to see ANYONE take on a job and then do a half-way effort. Every new job leads to meeting new people, new experiences and you can learn new things. Be open to these moments....more