This is hard.

There’s so much I want to do right now and I’m having a hard time finding the time to do it with the little time I do have. And I know that’s a limiting belief–not enough time. Because I know that I will make time for the things that are really important to me. So…

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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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Relationships, Recovery, and Replay – Part II

Here’s the other half to Relationships, Recovery, and Replay Part I. … Part II 16 Candles Last week my husband and I added another candle to our dating-cake. 16 years, the entire life of a teenager. I even made this card to remind myself to remember the sweetness of today, of us. It’s been easy…

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Relationships, Recovery, and Replay – Part I

Part I I was telling my husband about the woman at dance. I noticed something about her. We made small talk. Then I missed a class and she noticed that about me. My husband, kindly said, “Aww, she’s trying, too!…Now here’s the part where you say, ‘Hey you wanna grab coffee or something?’” I heard…

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Which Came First?

Maybe it’s the sobriety or maybe it’s the high-waisted jeans. Everything changes when you start to do things for yourself. Last week was Valentine’s day and the internet was plastered with pink hearts and messages of self-care. Modest folx were also keen to point out that self-care is more than just warm baths and chocolates.…

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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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