Hands up, full disclosure, I have. Once. It's a hotly contested topic among parents. Would you? Should you? Will you ever? Whichever side of the debate you're on, hear me out. In an ideal world our children would have all of our attention, all of the time. Unfortunately we don't live in an ideal world. … Continue reading Have you ever told a child off? A child that wasn’t your own.
We thought we'd go for a walk today. We thought it would be fun. We thought it would be nice bonding time as a family. We were wrong. The local shopping centre is less than a 15 minute stroll from our house. It was a dry, bright and only slightly windy afternoon, perfect for a … Continue reading Tantrum Central
Among many of my #sadventures (trademark pending) includes a foray into the world of matchmaking. Here’s some backstory. I know how you all love my extensive forays into backstories... In summer of 2016, I signed up for Tawkify, a modern matchmaking service. Now, I priced them out and realized that, unfortunately, using their actual matchmaking … Continue reading Jakub: The Unsuccessful Match
Confidence has always been something I have struggled with. Largely, I've never really had much. As far back as I can remember I've had fairly low self esteem, from school, through college, university and work. I know why, you don't need to know why, but there you go. This lack of confidence in ones self … Continue reading Confidence as a mum
I received my undergrad degree the summer of 2008. By October, the Great Recession hit hard. Rather than sit around waiting for a job to find me, I enrolled in graduate school, foolishly believing that with a Master’s degree (in an academic subject, no less), I would walk into a fantastic career job when I … Continue reading Career Talk: The Truth Behind How I Became a Professional Writer
When I was in my mid-twenties, I was still living at home with my mom. Working full-time at Disneyland...and definitely stirring up trouble with my friends at the local bars. I met Nate at the Orange County equivalent of The Dresden from Swingers, but not as cool. I was with friends; he was with friends. … Continue reading Nate: The Drunken Shit Show
I took a cute snap the other day. A beautiful snapshot of brother and sister playing together. It was perfect. It looked perfect. The photo speaks a thousand words: lucky; blessed; love; perfect; family; wonderful. That photo shows no stress, a loving relationship and how lucky I am to witness this and live it every … Continue reading Picture Perfect Parenting