Picking Off Scabs

I really really really want to write about funny things on this blog but I keep writing about mental health. My hope is that it might help someone else out there. I’m no expert and I have never claimed to be but sharing is caring, right? If you are a subscriber you know that IContinue reading “Picking Off Scabs”

Teaching Manners To A Teen

When your baby is just starting to talk you patiently work with them saying things like, “Say thank you!” They sweetly repeat whatever you say and everyone around you will go awwwwwww and you feel great and the birds sing and unicorns poop rainbows and all is right with the world. When your kid startsContinue reading “Teaching Manners To A Teen”

Back To School After A Pandemic

Today is the day. My 15 year old is venturing back to high school as a Sophomore. It has been a very disturbing, surreal year and a half for all of us. The uncertainty, the fear of COVID, the racial tensions, the protests, the Asian hate, more protests. . .it has been a lot toContinue reading “Back To School After A Pandemic”

Girls’ Getaway To The Beach!

I love my younger sister SO MUCH. She is one of my favorite people. She is an amazing person and I love being around her. She has a demanding career and the pandemic has been very taxing on her. Even though my least favorite time to go to the beach is in July – I’mContinue reading “Girls’ Getaway To The Beach!”

13 Is My Lucky Number

Luck is success or failure brought on my change instead of something you control through your own actions. Some people believe in luck so strongly that they are unable to function if it is “taken away from them”. Others say lucky or unlucky without much thought out of habit. Is luck different than fate? IsContinue reading “13 Is My Lucky Number”

FIRST ROBOTICS

FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. It is a robotics community for young people partnering with volunteers, parents, educators and sponsors. It is a non profit organization that was founded by an inventor (Dean Kamen) in 1989. In my opinion, it is a FANTASTIC way to promote STEM and helpContinue reading “FIRST ROBOTICS”

Birthday Cake

Traditions in my family – the birthday cake is a surprise. You can’t see it until Mom carries it out, all aglow with candles. This has been previously discussed in The Cake Slap. The traditions in Bridgette’s husband’s household growing up were different from mine. They took an active part in choosing and creating theirContinue reading “Birthday Cake”