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Teaching Consent

Most of Taylor's life I have been sneaking in tiny conversations about consent. This started when she was very young (she is 10 now). The conversations revolved around not being forced to hug friends or family members - for any reason. This was important to me because I wanted to instill that it is okay… Continue reading Teaching Consent

Children · Family · My Blog · Self-Care

To be or not to be…

Mother's Day is a very interesting holiday for many. a joyous for those who have mothers who are still living, and they have a good relationship with. a sad reminder that your mother has passed or that you are not in touch with her. a wonderful day that you get to spend with your children… Continue reading To be or not to be…

Anxiety · Complaints · Family · Self-Care · Work

To Post or not to Post for that is the Question

Lately I have been very busy, overwhelmingly so. When I take on special projects at work it tends to eat up my home time throwing my work/life balance through a loop. Honestly some of it is the time, but most of it is the energy. At the end of the day I now have less… Continue reading To Post or not to Post for that is the Question

Learning · My Blog · Parenting · Self-Care · Transverse Myelitis

Successful 2018 Resolution

So, every year people make resolutions and every year I have participated in this tradition. Almost every resolution I made over my lifetime lasted a month or two before dwindling off...EXCEPT last years! Here is a link to my 2018 Resolution  blog post for specifics. Honestly, over the last year I have done a much better… Continue reading Successful 2018 Resolution

Mental Health · My Blog · Parenting · Self-Care

Let loose!

Sometimes we get too caught up with life. Work. Family. extracurriculars. Expectations. It is good to shake out your limbs and soul on occasion and loosen up. Laugh. Be silly. Goof off.  Don't conform. I try to have these loosening up moments regularly. Taking a second to remember you don't have to conform to social… Continue reading Let loose!

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

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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…

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Problems

Every single person, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity faces problems. Albeit different ones and to varying degrees. This week while reading  The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, I came across this quote: "When we feel that we're choosing our problems, we feel empowered. When we feel that our problems are being forced upon… Continue reading Problems

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The Bullet Journal

It has happened. I am Bullet Journalling. For those of you who have not yet heard about this fad let me explain. It is basically a single notebook that is a notebook, planner and to do list all in one. It contains - EVERYTHING, well everything you decide to put in it.  It is personalizable so that… Continue reading The Bullet Journal