This country, boy I tell ya… we make it hard on our girls. I can’t speak to other countries’ culture surrounding beauty and acceptance because I’ve only lived here. I’ve only been a girl and a woman here, and I’ve only ever been Plus Size. My daughter has always been tall. Always. She was tall […]Read More The War On Girls
I wonder if adulting has always been this hard. I dont consider my own Adulting began until I was about 23/24. Totally typical 20’s stuff, then met The Guy, had dating drama, broke up twice and then lived together and got married. We have lived in 4 states, and those state-to-state moves with kids and […]Read More Life Fatigue
The chaos of our culture at the moment is making me ill. I am constantly distracted by ignorance, and then when I do manage to focus on a task, I’m pulled away yet again trying to put words to my frustration … so here we are. For White People: Please read this. First take a […]Read More Sick
how. much. longerrrrrr-UH ?!! Covid Quarantine. I am beyond the quality time. I’m past it! We have gone from optimism, to the depths of Hell, and now we’ve come back to Kumbaya. I am SO. effing. BORED. I started to panic that I’ve been home too damned long when the grocery store trip was […]Read More Are We There YET?!?!!
Wake up: I can do at LEAST five things I didn’t do yesterday. I am RESTED! Greet The Fam: Daughter begins day with adorable, bright beautiful face that is full of hope and excitement for the day. Her mouth opens …. and doesn’t rest for about fifteen minutes straight with exactly three breaths taken in […]Read More Daily Metamorphosis
I just read a post trying to encourage families to come together in a positive way right now by keeping a Family Journal. BAAAAHAHAHAHA This would be ours: Day 3: Mom: School from home? HA!! Suck an egg, it ain’t happenin’. I’m keeping my babies close and happy and well adjusted, tyvm. Dad: People are […]Read More Journaling
This is beginning to feel bottomless. Endless. Hard not to panic with how much more time we’ll be home …. with our families. I love my family. Promise. I do. I even like some of them. But this is pushing my limits as an independent, happy-to-fly-solo for things kinda gal. I go to movies alone. […]Read More New Normal…?
I’ve been accused many times of being selfish. To an extent it’s true. Lately I have been feeling torn between overwhelming stress and anxiety and wanting to “self care” and instantly feeling like doing so means i’m being selfish. The management/mismanagement of my kids’ distance learning is really high on my To Stress List. I […]Read More Selfish and Losing It
Not sure how birds became a big part of my life, but here we are. I have two of my own after spending nearly 3 years volunteering at a giant Parrot Sanctuary. I never brought home one of the big guys, but I did end up rescuing two cockatiels. As all of our lives have […]Read More The Bird Is The Word
As of my last post I started keeping track of the weeks of this pandemic lock down quarantine social distancing “Norm” we have now. Spoiler: I’ve lost track where we’re at. Day Twelveteen or week thirty fifteen, I have no effing clue. We’re still home. That’s all I’ve got. It’s Spring, does that help? There […]Read More Covid Blues