The holidays have a way of making me turn inward. I find everything about them overstimulating and just...too much. When I look back, I realize they've always had this effect on me, but since becoming a parent, the overstimulating factor is amplified. While some people surge into high gear, I become slower and more methodic. … Continue reading Still Clearing Clutter, Kid Updates, and Other Ponderings
I haven't done one of these in a long time, so how about some long overdue happy. Exploring outdoors helps everyone in our household. Engaging with nature is centering and peaceful, and it certainly appears to have that effect on my children. By hump day, I couldn't face our dining room table and homework and … Continue reading What’s Going Well Wednesday #WGWW — on Friday!
I have to deal with something I don't want to, and it's taking entirely too much of my energy. Before starting this blog post I was working through various tasks -- household stuff, other writing projects, planning the week out in my head, moving through my morning. But I was having trouble focusing on anything … Continue reading Know Thyself: The PTA Volunteer Dilemma
I have 12+ posts hanging out in my drafts folder that I'm not even feeling remotely inspired to complete at the moment. I also desperately need to write. I need to put words on paper like a cranky child needs a protein snack and a two-hour nap. And for those non-parents reading...that is dire. So … Continue reading Summer in Review – Part 1
Hey folks! I'm still in summer mode, which means I can't seem to keep a regular blogging schedule. But... I ran across this awesome post by one of my favorite bloggers, who also happens to be a clinical psychologist. Too bad she's in Maryland and not Georgia or I'd plant my behind on her couch … Continue reading Moms of Boys Will Relate…and Likely Parents in General
I got this question from a quirky neighbor yesterday. And why, you might be wondering, would I ever share the fact that I'm trying to meditate with a random person I know virtually nothing about. This, my friends, is the beauty of having children. My kids are participating in a neighborhood swim team this … Continue reading So How’s That Meditation Stuff Going?
I want to tell you everything's okay...that I'm fine and all that. And while that wouldn't be a flat-out lie, it's far from the entire truth. I wish I could take a vacation from life. I want all the hard mommy duties to go away. Fuck meal prep and the revolving door that is … Continue reading Where Did the Past TWO Months Go?
The boys and I spent an afternoon at Tybee Island last week. We typically head that way for beach fun, but it was too chilly for that, so we waved at the ocean from the bridge and explored elsewhere. They hit the playground while I played with my camera, and then we all took a … Continue reading Island Winter Dreary
Greetings, friends! Happy 2016. I promise to provide a more in-depth update soon, but for now, I hope you'll check out this new site. If you're moved to do so, please follow Live.Snap.Write.
I feel strongly that I should warn you about the nature of this post. It's a whiney, first-world rant of the largest degree. Move forward at your own risk. I'm in a bitch of a mood. It started at 6:30 this morning when Wallace jumped on Pier's head. Piers slept in my room last night … Continue reading Post-Holiday Funk