Confession… I Hate Exercise

So, exercising- not really my thing. I kind of hate it. Like irrationally hate it. I have no idea why.  Maybe I suppressed a memory of being kidnapped and forced to exercise to secure my release? Perhaps I was made to run on the treadmill as punishment in my early childhood. Whenever people say you’ll get…

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How To Be a Grown Up

Usually raising three kids is not total chaos anymore. Most of the time I feel like I totally got this. Well maybe not totally, but I no longer feel like I’m drowning. Then there are the days when I feel like OMG, what the hell am I doing?? I have no idea how to do…

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Finding Hope and Healing

In my “on this day” feed in Facebook today this post showed up… “Homeopathic headache remedies? I’ve had headaches for months, but this one for a week straight. I’m ready to try anything. I’ve got really fuzzy thinking too. I’m ready to hear your wisdom :)” That was two years ago today. That headache lasted…

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Can I Vent Just a Little?

I think maybe I’m allowed a good cry at this point. Hell, we’re all allowed a good cry at any point but I don’t allow myself to do it often. Today I might make an exception. I’m so damn sick of being sick. Not just being sick- not knowing why. What is causing all of…

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Thank You

That last post was a tough one for me to write.  I wasn’t sure how much to share, or how people would respond.  I was afraid of judgement. And you know what I got instead? LOVE A lot of love.  Words of encouragement, hope, healing.  Messages from friends and strangers telling me they’ve been there…

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hello…

(Peeks head in) Hello… Is anyone still here? It has been almost a year since I wrote to you.  How can it have been that long? So much has happened, every time I sit down to write to you I don’t know where to start. But first- how are you all?  I have missed you.…

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This Parenting Thing is HARD!

Today I completely broke down dropping Julia off at school.  I was talking to her Audiologist in the hallway, and she was asking me how she’s doing, and it just all came flooding out. This parenting thing is so hard.  And somehow I’m relying mainly on intuition and winging the rest of it.  I tried…

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If I Were Stranded On a Desert Island… I Would Be So Happy…

Today is just one of those days when I fantasize about being alone.  I think I even might have yelled at some point “Can I just go to the bathroom by myself for once!”  Oh, how I miss silence. I was just thinking yesterday about how I spend about 50% of my thoughts on my…

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Sometimes Things Don’t Turn Out Quite as Planned

This could be a title for so many posts.  Let’s be honest, it could be a title for my life.  But that’s another story. I posted a few days ago about pickles.  And for some crazy reason it went viral.  WordPress featured it, and people pinned it like there was no tomorrow.  Go figure.  I…

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