When Social Animals De-Socialize

While meeting up with a friend for a play date today, we got to discussing feelings of loneliness and isolation.  And as usually happens, we get pretty deep and could pretty much save the world if people would only listen.  Our discussion went something like this. ...more

I'm Ok

I'm not a fan of the Styx, but in trying to think of a title for this post, "I'm Ok" came into my head.  I wondered, is there a song for that?  I guess that's the perks of the internet.  Seek and ye shall find. I listened to the song on You Tube.  Yep, still don't like the Styx, but the lyrics really spoke to the way I'm feeling today: 'Cause I'm O.K.I finally found the person I've been searching forI'm alrightI'm feeling good about myself and that's for sure'...more

Smart, Strong, and Beautiful

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No Apologies - Just an ARRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!

I stopped myself at the last minute. I was going to start this post with the usual apology for being absent for a few days. But you know what? No. I need to stop apologizing for myself all the time. For not being available to everybody 24/7. For having a messy house. For being 20 pounds overweight. I'm a pretty cool chick for crying out loud, and just like everyone else on the planet, I am not perfect, nor do I want to be....more

Mom-Saving Recipe #1

My Experience of Birth - Part 1

My Royal Experience

To be honest, left to my own devices, I probably would have slept right through it.  I probably wouldn't have even remembered what day it was on, let alone the time.  I would have realized when I turned on the computer and saw updates all over my homepage.  Maybe later tonight I would have caught a few hi-lights on the evening news.Lucky for me, I have a friend who is a royal junkie.  We've been chatting for years, our older kids in the same class, #2 and her youngest in the same class, so we run into each other all the time.  We invite each other to our kid...more

Embarrassed to Blog?

I've discovered something interesting about myself since I started blogging back in December.  It embarrasses me.  I don't want everyday people knowing about it.  How weird is that? ...more

Thanks Susan,

It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one that feels this way!

Dallasmore

It's All About Balance, Baby.

You may have noticed that I've been uncharacteristically silent over the past week.  I kept meaning to write a bunch of posts, but just didn't have the inclination.  I couldn't figure out why.  I haven't even been logging in to BlogSpot.  I haven't been reading my favourite blogs.Finally a couple minutes ago, I decided to log in and have a peak around.  I clicked on the New Post link.  Funny sometimes how just looking at the blank post screen can give you a Eureka moment.Balance....more

Thanks for your comments, ladies. It's so hard sometimes to give ourselves a break and just let ...more