Anger · Complaints · Health · Mental Health · Self-Care

Let’s talk

For generations conversations have been avoided. If it can make someone uncomfortable  it was not discussed. Topics such as: sex, aids, stds, rape, suicide, even money in some families were taboo. But these things are happening all around us.  After brining up the television series, 13 Reasons Why with someone who played a large part in raising… Continue reading Let’s talk

Anger · Anxiety · Complaints · Health · Self-Care

So maybe…

So Maybe... if I was told that consent was mandatory... I would have known it wasn't my fault. if uncomfortable conversations had taken place... I would have tried to tell you again when you didn't listen to me or what I was telling you through my tears the first time... if I hadn't been a… Continue reading So maybe…

Anxiety · Complaints · Self

Arachnophobia

I fear spiders. Yes, it is irrational and I recognize that. It is something that has plagued me for as long as I can remember. This has caused me to jump, squeal and cry out on many occasions. Not that I intend on being a free source of entertainment for those around me, it has… Continue reading Arachnophobia

Children · Complaints · Parenting

Power Struggle

Sometimes I wonder how I will survive this whole parenting 'thing'. Saying it is challenging or difficult is an understatement. While it has more than its fair share of positives, it can be a struggle. Right now my, I mean our, daughter is nine and a half years old. She is smart, kind and creative.… Continue reading Power Struggle

Anger · Complaints · Health · Rare Diseases · Transverse Myelitis

Unwelcomed Reminder

Lately, believe it or not, I have been feeling "normal". Whatever that means...right? I guess I have been feeling like the old me (mostly), the pre-transverse myelitis me. I have been existing and pushing myself and going going going. My body decided that I needed a nudge to cool my jets. Now, by nudge I… Continue reading Unwelcomed Reminder

Children · Complaints · Self

Fashion Police

While raising Taylor I wanted to try my hardest to raise her in a home where style isn't mandatory. I wanted her to have confidence in herself and her choices. Since she could walk I began having her choose her own outfits. As long as it fit and was weather appropriate; it is considered fair… Continue reading Fashion Police

Complaints · Family · Parenting

Tis the Season for Stress

All I want for Christmas is time with those I love without the pressure and obligation of gifts. Holidays. Business. Marketing. Things. Expectations. Pressure. Don't get me wrong, I love giving people gifts. It makes me feel good to see them smile. However, when it is expected all of the joy of giving is lost.… Continue reading Tis the Season for Stress

Animals · Complaints

W.T.H. – People & Pets

I am so sick and tired of hearing people 'yell' at their dog by saying their name. Their name does not mean No, Stop, Knock It Off or anything else. It is simply their name. When you say their name it means give me your attention or look at me. People need to stop reprimanding… Continue reading W.T.H. – People & Pets