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

Complaints · Daily Prompt

Sounds like someone I know…

That person. You know the one. Who lives in their own world. Oblivious to suffering and challenges of those around them. Much less disasters taking place in the state, nation or world-wide. A part of me is angry with them for how oblivious they are. Another part is jealous. Imagine how much stress they are… Continue reading Sounds like someone I know…

Anger · Complaints · Family

Not My Choice via Samsung Galaxy

Today I have been overcome by irritation. I am annoyed. This person is someone who values appearance and perception more than honesty and integrity. While spending the afternoon with at a gathering this person continued to talk over people, interrupt and correct them. It has always been this way, but some days I have a… Continue reading Not My Choice via Samsung Galaxy