My dh and I sometimes lament over our house purchase fifteen years ago. It's not that we don't enjoy where we live. We do. I shared with him that friends that visit always remark how much they like our house. But of course, they are only commenting on the surface view. We are aware of all the underlying problems. But, I told dh, I see this house as marriage insurance....more
When did I start buying "exercise" apparel knowing that I would rarely, if ever use them for actually excercising...but rather use them for those endless trips to Target & the grocery store? When it feels like just yesterday I was loving the newest & trendiest styles of clothing?
When did I start asking my hairsylist for that wash & go hairstyle knowing that I wouldn't get it cut again for months...when it feels like just yesterday I was asking for a new fun & funky do promising to be back in six weeks?
So I'm new, obviously...I have my personal blog and I'm waiting for it to be listed with BlogHer, but in the meantime, here I am. My blog, depressionsandconfessions.com, started as a way for me to reach out to other women with depression, but has evolved into a sort of journal of my personal story about living with the disorder....more
Once upon a time there were two funerals, a christening and a wedding…. Most of us are familiar with the movie, Four Weddings and a Funeral, starring Hugh Grant, a funny romantic comedy that follows the ups and downs of finding love. I didn’t meet my husband in a “Four Weddings” fashion, but rather two funerals, a christening and a wedding....more
"God, anthems are windy!", my husband Jay said as we were watching the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. I had my nose glued to Geekologie on the laptop, so I wasn't really paying attention and said, "is that Oh Canada again?...more
As most of you know, I love hats…well, because I just love hats. But as a metaphor for the modern woman’s life, the many hats we wear in our lives fascinate me…hence why my blog is entitled A Mother’s Hood. Sometimes we wear more than one hat a day, wife, mother, nanny, teacher, chef, shopper, etc., etc., etc. ...more
There are those lessons you learn from facing the fire and walking through it. Those things that you read and know will change the way you think about your life. This list is definitely an outpouring of the former, whether it will serve as the latter for you remains to be seen. So What Did We Wish Someone Had Told Us When We Started Graduate School?*This is partly the advice we would give ourselves if we could go back to day one, an encouragement to those of us still engaged in doctoral and masters coursework, theses, and dissertations, and a chance to express the best of what we know to those thinking about embarking on a PhD or MA program....more