The Ups, Downs and All Arounds of Managing a Multi-Contributor Blog

Sometimes I question whether or not I was lucid when I decided to start a multi-contributor blog eighteen months ago. I had no "I'm gonna start me a blog" savings account built up for that purpose.  I was, and am, in a doctoral program full-time.  And, I'm a full time clinical instructor. And the chair of a non-profit board of directors, a wife, a mommy, a therapist and supervisor....more
Hang in there! Amongst other things I write for a multi-contributor blog ... more

A Humorous Letter To My Children

  Dear Munchie and Ducky,...more
@TiaBach Absolutely! more

Why Does Using Daycare Give Me Guilt?

I am a mother. But I am also a woman, and a human. I have needs. And one of those needs is some quiet, alone time. So why does asking for it make me feel so guilty? I have no problem sending my children to day care while I am at work. I see this as a necessity. I happen to work a 4/10 shift, meaning I work ten hours a day, four days a week. I have Fridays off. We pay for daycare for the full week, but I rarely, if ever, send my children to daycare on Fridays. I feel it is my duty as a parent to never part from them....more
Angela, I definitely agree with you... which is where the guilt comes from... and why it had ... more

Help a Mom with a Colicky Baby

I think, even without a colicky baby, that all moms have felt this way at one time or another. Guilt and fear are sometimes overwhelming in motherhood. That's why I encourage you to go give Amanda at I Am Mommy some support right now. ...more
I know the feeling. I know it seems like it is never going to end. But it will. I speak from ... more

A Humorous Letter To My Children

  Dear Munchie and Ducky,...more
They are currently too young to understand, but I am hoping they will read this one day when ... more

Sometimes I Say Stupid Things. And By “I”, I Mean You.

I’m the queen of saying stupid things.  Like last summer when I inadvertently implied that a friend was pregnant when she wasn’t and everyone congratulated her because she was “starting to show”. Or that time when I called my friend’s new boyfriend by her ex-boyfriend’s name at his own birthday party. Or yesterday, when I referred to a coworker’s daughter as a son despite the fact is a picture of the child on her desk with a bow in her hair. ...more
This is very much not the same thing, but while I was still in the hospital recovering from ... more

Celebrate with these Thanksgiving recipes and enter to win!

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We love making goody bags for all our family, friends, co workers, neighbors, and anyone else we ... more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 3: Share A Moment and Enter to Win $250

Sometimes it is the smallest of moments that have the biggest impact on our lives. Perhaps it's laughing with a good friend because you share a sense of humor. Maybe it is the simple pleasure of a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. It could be the spring in your step and swagger in your walk because you are wearing that pair of boots that you love. What are those little moments in your life that add up to a feeling of Life Well Lived? Please share your Life Well Lived Moments in the comments* below to be entered to win a $250 Visa gift card! ...more
Every night, when I put my children to bed, I linger for a few minutes to watch them sleep. I ... more