5 Reasons to Be a Mentor

In the last few years, I've been able to mentor different individuals.  A few were from the local university, and one was from an elementary school.  There were a handful of reasons why I wanted to do this. We didn't have very many programs like that when I was in elementary school. I also didn't … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Be a Mentor

The Reset

A month or so ago, I fell deep. My self-esteem plunged down into new lows. The the horrifying digits on the scale stung. It's not like I didn't feel it - but to see it was sobering. I decided to take my blood pressure - I stared at the numbers in disbelief. It was strange … Continue reading The Reset

Was I at Risk for Postpartum Depression?

The beginning was hard. Every week, I went to the support group. I couldn't bring my son with me. I was fearful of being anywhere outside of the home with him. I felt like I had no control.  I felt broken and lost. I cried at every session. I  was confused. Who had I become? … Continue reading Was I at Risk for Postpartum Depression?

Torturous Toys and the Children Who Love Them

Prior to parenthood, I had no idea about the toy world. Yes, I knew them as a child who enjoyed them. As an adult, I thought of them as being something that you just give.  When I became a parent, the world of toys became something else. Guest author Samara is right on target when … Continue reading Torturous Toys and the Children Who Love Them

Checking Boxes

Yes, no, yes, no. I've probably completed a handful of these things. I've had to go through them on my own, but generally with a professional. The assessments were always at least 5 pages long. They covered various things from speaking, to fine motor skills, and eating habits. The first of these assessments was done because … Continue reading Checking Boxes

4 Tips For a Perfect Poshmark Covershot

I joined Poshmark in mid 2013. At that time, I treated it like another selling platform that I was used to - place the item on a flat surface, shoot, pray that it sells. Not too long after joining, I came across Kristin's (@fancypantsmcgee) Closet. I was blown away. Her Poshmark covershots were clean, professional … Continue reading 4 Tips For a Perfect Poshmark Covershot

Making Progress

Earlier this year, I wrote about my son, and the delay in his language skills. Despite my hesitation and concerns, I went ahead with the doctor recommended evaluation, and soon after, speech therapy. The speech evaluation was just as frustrating as I had thought it would be. We had an hour to convince my son … Continue reading Making Progress

Awkward Hugs

I can't pinpoint when it all started. I don't know if it stemmed from childhood, or some strange habit that I acquired. Somewhere or somehow, I decided that I did not like hugs. More accurately, any physical contact. I try to be pretty upfront about it. Professionally, I make it a point to be the … Continue reading Awkward Hugs

A Mommy Story: Raising a High Needs Child

In this edition of A Mommy Story, we meet Stephanie of http://www.raisingdarlingdragons.com.  Stephanie writes about raising her son, Bennett, who is a high needs child.  Her post genuinely touched me. I felt her struggle.  I sympathized with her pain. In the end, I was inspired by her strength and positive outlook! From as early as … Continue reading A Mommy Story: Raising a High Needs Child

Unwanted Commentary

I remember her scathing remark. The disapproving tone echoing throughout the otherwise quiet room. The hospital floor was full, and so, my dad had to temporarily share a room. My siblings and I visited him as often as we could - sometimes together, sometimes splitting days depending on our schedule. I was with one of … Continue reading Unwanted Commentary