Confession: I’m a Twilight fan.
Around this time a few years back I was wallowing in my post-Twilight (novels) slump when the heavens opened, a ray of light shined down on me and some random person on Twitter introduced me to Fanfiction.net.
Behold, the world of fan fiction. It’s a many splendid thing. There’s fanfic for just about every book, movie or T.V. show READ MORE
When my daughter first started Kindergarten I was determined to be one of those amazing parents who manages to be involved in everything and participates in everything, including the school fundraisers. The school needs funds raised? I’m your girl! My daughter and I would hit the neighborhood streets peddling everything from cookie dough to gift wrap. All of which we knew was crazy overpriced, but would rationalize it by saying “It’s for a good cause”, because what could be better than our children’s education?? Nothing, that’s what! READ MORE
Parenting is a messy job. Definitely not for the faint of heart. So instead of making a list of New Year’s Resolutions, I decided to make a list of when I really shined or didn’t shine as a parent last year. However, in an effort to protect the innocent (and the not so innocent), and the fact I can barely remember what happened yesterday, I’m sticking to a few things that seem glaringly apparent to me today.
Not so shiny:
“Comparison Is the Thief of Joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt said that.
“Just Put Your Blinders On, Mama.” – I said that.
I’ll be completely honest. I have a tendency to look at those around me and compare myself. More often than not it leads to an insane amount of self-doubt. I have struggled with this all my adult life. Oh my God, she’s perfect! Is her house nicer than mine? Is our marriage as strong as theirs? She’s totally skinnier than me. Her family is amazing. How is she so READ MORE