On This Day

I have a love/hate relationship with social media.  I love the connection it allows me to maintain with friends and family who I cannot see on a regular basis.  I hate the tendency to get “sucked in” to scrolling my news feed, looking at endless selfies of my teen (duck lips and tongue sticking out!) … More On This Day

Left Behind

What do you do when you’re awakened by an email notification that your son’s preschool will be delayed due to a water main break… AND your kindergarten daughter is so sloth-like in her morning routine that you might be able to run a 5k before she ever gets dressed… AND your teenager is rushing around … More Left Behind

Love Languages

Years ago, I read The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.  Back then, I was skeptical at best.  The concept seemed too simple and a little unrealistic for me.  I took the test and found my top two love languages were Acts of Service and Words of Affirmation.  I filed that information away in the back … More Love Languages

Balancing Anxiety

noun  anx·i·ety  \ aŋ-ˈzī-ə-tē \: an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it I’ve learned a lot about anxiety in the past four years or so.  … More Balancing Anxiety