The truth is, saying NO is hard for women. I know that I have a very hard saying it, and I will often push myself to the limit and not do stuff that is important to ME to take care of others. It’s just the way I was raised- and the way I was raising my daughter. However, it’s time for things to change. It took a worldwide pandemic for me to learn this lesson that it’s okay to … [Read more...] about Teaching Our Daughters And Ourselves It’s Okay To Say No
Plenty of moms deal with depression, and I’m one of them. I had postpartum Depression after the birth of my son and as I was battling cancer that was diagnosed with while pregnant with him. I battled depression again as I helped my daughter battle horrific bullying that led to a suicide attempt, and then her own mental illness. A few years later, I struggled again after the … [Read more...] about Depressed? Please Make Yourself A Priority
In a world where you can find pretty much anything you need online, I wondered if I could find something I am seeking: Friends. I mean IRL or ‘in real life friends’. I have lots of on-line friends and I love and cherish them, but there is something about a friend you can meet for coffee, have dinner with, or with whom you can just simply hang out. With my best friend … [Read more...] about Wanted: A Friend- or The Lonely Moms Club
I am an anti-bullying Mom. I have turned into a hard core advocate after walking into my daughter’s suicide attempt due to brutal bullying. Anti-bullying became my cause, and I fought it tooth and nail. I would call out bullying whenever I saw it. Every Single Time because even ONE instance of bullying is too much. We preach a lot to our kids to be kind, to be brave and … [Read more...] about Are We Teaching Our Kids How To Be Bullies?
There is this kid – a normal everyday kid who loves Legos and reading Diary of A Wimpy Kid, and Star Wars. He likes to play basketball and walk his dogs, and he says his prayers every night. He loves Elvis and the Beatles and sings them both, loudly and a little bit off key. He is described by everyone who knows him as a nice kid. A happy kid. He comes from a nice family. He … [Read more...] about What Is Mean? This is. Bullied In The Fourth Grade