Balancing Parental Involvement

Remember when your parents told you they walked to school uphill both ways, carrying water, in 8 ft of snow? They wish they had it as good as you! All kidding aside my dad carried his one pair of GOOD shoes as he walked barefoot to school for several miles because they had to lastContinue reading “Balancing Parental Involvement”

First OVERNIGHT School Trip

OMG it has been almost two years since my 15 year old has been on any sort of school trip. I have enjoyed not having to get up at some insane hour to put her on a cramped bus so she can have a hurried and usually poorly planned field trip. I do not missContinue reading “First OVERNIGHT School Trip”

Take Care of Your TaTas!

I went to my yearly mammogram appointment this morning. As always, an absolutely professional woman had to pull my breasts around and press them between plates and crank them flat to take an image of the insides of them. I’m not complaining. Well, okay I am a little. Yes, it is uncomfortable but one ofContinue reading “Take Care of Your TaTas!”

I Am Not An Infinite Source Of Energy

Happy Friday readers! I don’t even clock into a paid job and I STILL look forward to Fridays every single week – crazy right? LOL Today I want to talk about something that is super important – SELF CARE. There is a lot of talk about self love and that is really important as wellContinue reading “I Am Not An Infinite Source Of Energy”

The Karen Hair Cut Part 2

I shared with you that my last hair cut was not to my liking. I am not blaming the hair dresser. She did a good job. She listened to what I wanted and created the hair cut I asked for. The problem was that I don’t know what I’m talking about. LOL Today, after plantingContinue reading “The Karen Hair Cut Part 2”

Is It Abuse If They Have A Mental Illness?

Yes. Trauma can affect how you feel about yourself and how you feel about others. You’ve heard me mention that my mother was abusive. The abuse was mostly emotional, verbal and many times physical. It was never sexual thank goodness. People who suffer sexual abuse are on another level of healing that is very difficult.Continue reading “Is It Abuse If They Have A Mental Illness?”

The Karen Haircut

Menopause marches on even though my periods have stopped for over a year. Apparently you can have these damn hot flashes FOREVAH! First a woman is premenopausal, perimenopausal and then finally in menopause. According to my not so thorough research on THE INTERNET, during the menopause transition women often have changing menstrual cycles, vaginal dryness,Continue reading “The Karen Haircut”

When Your Favorite BBQ Is No More

There are two types of people in the world. One type like JoAnne and I LOVE smoked meats. Oh my goodness how we both love pork barbecue. It seems fitting we are best friends since Koreans love their own style of barbecue and she loves the American version. With her, I have tasted all sortsContinue reading “When Your Favorite BBQ Is No More”

A Love Letter To My Besties

I dedicate this blog to my two best friends. They are so very different and I love that about them. They have similarities too – they both work hard whether they like their job or not, they are loyal to their families even when the family members can be stupid, they nurture with every ounceContinue reading “A Love Letter To My Besties”