Potty Training in a Pandemic, Part 2

Isolation atop Isolation After our not-so-stellar start, and the hard-slam of perfectionism, we regrouped. I paused, I wrote. My husband and I got back on the same page. We talked about our feelings and we made a new plan moving forward. We realized that starting a big, all-consuming endeavor like potty training twins is not…

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Potty Training in a Pandemic, Part 1

When Perfectionism Rears Its Head I looked at the screenshots on my phone. A year ago? How has a year gone by? This time last year was when I first took out a potty training book from the library. At the time my twins were 21 months, a ripe time to start according to the…

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In thinking of me; in thinking of the kids.

Right now I’m connected to books.I’m connected to writing.I’m connected to people to food to music to rest. Why are we asking our children, some of the most vulnerable people on the planet, to be connected to anything else? We can only ask of them what we are willing to do ourselves.May we grant them…

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Yes, You and Just One

But is it just one glass? And if it is and you’re anything like me, do you wish it were really 3 or 5…? Yes, I’m judging you. Yes, you. But not the You who has a heart of gold and inherent worth. Those still exist. You are still that and whole. I don’t think…

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Doing the Things that Scare Us

Right now I’m scared to stay positive. I mean, I am feeling positive but I’m scared to share that. I’m scared to show that in the faces of those who are struggling right now and want to see validation of their pain. I guess I’m positive now because I just wasn’t. These past two months,…

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I Stopped at the Mountain

Yesterday I drove to the mountain. I drove to the literal mountain. I wanted to see the expanse. I needed a view that was over 20 meters from my front door. I needed to be in the sun, even if that meant from the driver’s seat of a car. I needed the warmth being in…

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I Have a Story in Me

If you’re already doing the thing then you’re it, you’re doing it. Nothing makes it more true than when you allow yourself to say it’s true. I have become my own proof.  It has taken me nearly 34 years to realize I have a story in me. And each day I’m noticing more and more…

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