The little things…

Should we start by saying that big things come in small packages? Or, maybe mention how small talk brings a big impact? How about my favorite sayng when I was in high school, “I may be small, but I’m mean and mighty”! There are so many ways that the seemingly insignificant has brought about revolutionaryContinue reading “The little things…”

Starting again

Where some may find me insane, others find me heroic for beginning my masters degree at this time. Please, allow me to give a little insight; I am currently one month away from being half a century in age, I have 5 children age 2 to 10 in my home, my childcare assistance has beenContinue reading “Starting again”

I am a guide, not a guru

Most of the time, I know what I need to do. There are times that I am not able to do what I know I need to. I struggle with the need to be prepared to assist others in what they ask of me. Fear grips my soul when I realize that I am tryingContinue reading “I am a guide, not a guru”

Toxicity

Your situation is unique to yourself. No one shares the same experience. Something toxic to one may be a simple challenge to another…. and a comfort to still another! We must learn to not generalize toxicity. This may actively generate guilt in others that don’t see it that way. There are certain situations that requireContinue reading “Toxicity”

Chocolate milk & Oreos

I just turned 49 and my body is doing the most odd things. They’re tiny, unimportant things but, bothersome in that they’ve never happened before. The craving of chocolate has always been during menstruation times; right before or during. I have never had cravings 3 days after it ended! The thought occurred to me thatContinue reading “Chocolate milk & Oreos”

Happy new year!

Starting the new year on better footing is always a great idea and sets the tone for how you want the end of this year to look. It is also the culmination of the learning experiences of years past. Have we grown or are we stagnant? The best of opportunities and blessings in the comingContinue reading “Happy new year!”

Coping with pain while trying to remain an active parent

http://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/patient/resources/pain-self-management/parenting-chronic-pain-under-lockdown The times are rife with creative and imaginative methods of coping. We have a variety of pain, stress, fear and isolation issues to deal with while trying to shield our children from experiencing too much of it, themselves. While doing some research on my desired focus, I came across this very potent article. IContinue reading “Coping with pain while trying to remain an active parent”