Change is inevitable. However, in my life, I seem to follow a sort of holding pattern for years at a time, and then changes hit fast and furiously, all at once. I am not sure if I create this pattern through my own subconscious, or…? Regardless, it’s clear that now seems to be the time [ keep reading ]
Earlier today, I was watching Disney channel with my kids, and we got to talking about childism in action on that channel. In particular, the show Good Luck Charlie. It’s about a “big” family (four kids), but the parents are self-absorbed, hapless idiots and they are constantly making comments that indicate that they would rather [ keep reading ]
I’ve been in an altogether different headspace over the past few weeks, which is to be expected what with my mother’s passing, our move, rearranged living circumstances, etc. I’m listening to a song right now (Okay, it’s Panic! At the Disco!) that just sang the line, “Hey kid, you’ll never leave this town,” and it’s [ keep reading ]
Yes, I said “beyond” religion. I am not a fan of the concept that there is only one right way, which is central to so many major religions. I’m very much a freethinker in that regard, and I raise my kids to be freethinkers as well. As a parent and as a homeschooler, I don’t [ keep reading ]
When I wrote this, back in 2011, I had a major aversion to capitalizing things. Forgive me. I think many parents tend to view their kids as an extension of themselves, as an embodiment of their values, or evidence that they believe/do/feel the right things.. but that’s not really healthy or fair to think of [ keep reading ]
As I watch my sweet oldest boy turn more and more into what some might call an angsty teenager – I recall mySelf at his age. Not so long ago, I was his age….and not long after that, I was pregnant and giving birth to him. I was 18 the year he was born. The [ keep reading ]
May 1 2006 – a long time ago in another reality… when nearly every person in my world was either abusive, or also being abused. Thinking Deep Thoughts again. Really not healthy to think rather than sleep.