Adventure Vacation Survival Guide for the Non-Adventurous Introvert

Our family pet, a betta fish, is the perfect pet for me. It loves swimming by itself and needs comfortable spaces for hiding. Typical introvert, isn't it? ...more

Have I Failed My Child This Summer?

Accepting the chasm between the imagined and actual reality is never easy. I am in constant struggle with accepting the breach when it comes to scrutinizing both my own life trajectory, as well as my parenting life. And I'm not just talking about grand ideals on how I want to parent or my dreams of how my child should blossom ....more

The Reason For My Tears...

I (almost) never, ever cry in public. It would take a lot to make me do so and it's not because I'm heartless. It's just that, I think, it's a combination of my sense of control, sense of privacy, as well as the fact that it simply takes a special trigger to let the tears knock down that gate of control....more

My New Happy Place

The EU referendum results are in and the United Kingdom has voted for Brexit... Commonsense reforms to gun laws in the United States continue to be rejected, thanks to law makers under NRA payroll......more

My New Happy Place

The EU referendum results are in and the United Kingdom has voted for Brexit... Commonsense reforms to gun laws in the United States continue to be rejected, thanks to law makers under NRA payroll......more

My New Happy Place

The EU referendum results are in and the United Kingdom has voted for Brexit... Commonsense reforms to gun laws in the United States continue to be rejected, thanks to law makers under NRA payroll......more

Friends You Need to Keep

Through the decades, I've found friends and lost friends. Some of those lost were voluntarily or consciously let go, and I've had varying reasons for doing so. One became too toxic and literally unhealthy for me to the point that I was having nightmares, waking up breathless with chest tightness ....more

Two-Word Advice For My Younger Self

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Son, This is Really Why I'm Angry...

There are certain things that can definitely get a parent so riled up, so frustrated beyond words that it becomes close to impossible to resist the urge to blow up and be impulsive. Sometimes it's just so much easier to give way to a visceral reaction, rather than be rational and take a pause... It was a typical school day afternoon ....more
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