Tag: stress

kitchen remodel

How I Survived our Kitchen Remodel

Last year, my husband and I made the harrowing decision to remodel our kitchen. When we purchased our home, we loved the layout, the...
child with anxiety and depression

Helping a Child with Anxiety and Depression

Children are not strangers to anxiety and depression. The difficulty with our kids is that they are oftentimes not equipped to fully express what...
self-care

Self-Care, The Burnout Barometer

A barometer is an instrument used for measuring pressure.  It is also something that reflects changes in circumstances.  For me, the level of self-care...
emotional intelligence

A Mother’s Reflections on 2020 and Emotional Intelligence

It is hard to believe December is here! To say this year has been unusual is an understatement. At times, the world has felt...
depression

My Depression Is Cured – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Results

A couple months ago, I wrote about my decision to try Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a treatment for depression. This little-known treatment is...
Thanksgiving

Reinventing Thanksgiving

Last Thanksgiving was a complete and utter disaster for me! I didn’t burn the turkey, drop a pie, or drink too much.  The food...
veterans

It’s Veterans Day, What Are You Doing?

“Support the Military.” I’ve lost track of how often that phrase is thrown around — it’s easily used.  With simple acts, such as wearing red...

I Was Having the Perfect Pregnancy — Until I Wasn’t

On January 10th, I found out my husband and I were expecting a baby.  Despite the *ahem* challenges of 2020, my pregnancy had been...
middle school

Middle School is NOT for the Faint of Heart

Middle school is rough, even when you’re 40. It might even be harder.  I recently had an experience that reminded me all over again of...
split custody

The Weekly Dance of the Mom with Split Custody

And just like that, they’re gone.Not forever, no, and not without six or seven hugs, kisses and “I’ll miss yous” and even an “I...