Guilt Trips

Guilt is a complicated emotion. Most of us feel it and it’s not a pleasant experience. It’s not all bad in that if you make a mistake and hurt someone unintentionally, guilt is what pushes you to apologize and make amends even if it’s scary to broach the subject. For others, though, it can beContinue reading “Guilt Trips”

The Wright Brothers

Does anyone else cry when they visit a museum or a site where something amazing happened in history? My husband and I do. The first time we went to a museum that we both admired and got misty eyed we knew we were a great match. Flight is so amazing to us and so special.Continue reading “The Wright Brothers”

Trust is a Two Way Street

Today our 12 year old challenged us again. She is an amazing teen, a brilliant student, a loving daughter who also happens to have severe ADHD. I love it when people tell me she does not “act like she has ADHD”. So many people really don’t understand it. I highly recommend everyone read: https://www.additudemag.com/what-is-adhd-symptoms-causes-treatments/ MostContinue reading “Trust is a Two Way Street”

Sixteen

Do you remember turning 16? I do. I just turned 54 but I remembered looking forward to 16. In my neck of the woods in the mountains of NC 16 meant getting your driver’s license and not being as dependent on your parents for transportation. It also meant my parents did not have to takeContinue reading “Sixteen”

Teenagers’ Halloween

Halloween was busy and it came and went. This year I was not feeling up to decorating so I didn’t. The kids did not seem to mind. At 12 and 15 they have finally realized that if they want something they might have to do it themselves so they kept quiet. LOL I raise smartContinue reading “Teenagers’ Halloween”

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”

Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out

Sucks the joy out of what? EVERYthing. Once, before my husband was medicated and in therapy, I told him that he sucked the joy out of our holidays and special days. I know it sounds awful but we were walking on eggshells and it just seemed like he was being such a jerk. Now IContinue reading “Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out”

Mask Upkeep

Five years ago if you were to tell me that part of my laundry routine would be hand washing masks and drying them on the line I would have laughed in your face. But here I am in August 2021 doing exactly that. Yes, yes, I tried washing them in the washer with one ofContinue reading “Mask Upkeep”

Is Yoga A Religion Or Exercise?

When you say yoga people react differently. The group that uses it as a form of exercise or meditation will tell you that it has nothing to do with their religion. It is simply a modern form of hatha yoga focused on stress relief and physical relaxation. Some Christians will remind you that it stemsContinue reading “Is Yoga A Religion Or Exercise?”

Student Drivers

Do you remember getting your Learner’s Permit? I do not. I am sure I had one but because we lived on a mountain I was driving up and down our country road since I was old enough to see over the steering wheel. So by the time I got my license I was very goodContinue reading “Student Drivers”