On Accessing Life

This is the greatest dance I’ll ever dance. I’m 34. I’m a mother, a teacher, a sober person. An aunt, a friend. I’m educated but under-schooled. A breakout and a recluse. All I really know is me and I’m still learning.

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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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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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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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