Sports

Sports

A follow up on the hockey game: We lost. Some random guy spilled beer on my jeans. Apologies were offered with slurred, but altruistic intentions. G had his utility tool confiscated and we had to go claim it at guest services after the game. Security was everywhere. We had to leave the premises immediately after [...]

Bad Dreams

Bad Dreams

A little known fact about me: If you wake me up at 5am, I am generally a nice person. This is really saying something because if you wake me up at 7am, you're likely to get your head bitten off. My children have learned through painful experience that you do not stand outside my bedroom [...]

Triggers

Triggers

How to help your partner when they're emotionally overwhelmed. “Triggers are external events or circumstances that may produce very uncomfortable emotional or psychiatric symptoms, such as anxiety, panic, discouragement, despair, or negative self-talk. Reacting to triggers is normal, but if we don't recognize them and respond to them appropriately, they may actually cause a downward [...]

Buttons

Buttons

Oh how the teeter-totter swings... This is a story about how I took my girls to their psychologist appointment and how I needed her more than they did.  It started out as an average day. I was in relatively good spirits when I picked up the girls early from school and we started out on [...]

The “should” word

The “should” word

In which learning happens at Costco. “Should is my all time least favorite word. It’s this sort of guilt inducing, finger wagging word that we use to beat up others and ourselves.” Frank Beddor I just got back from Costco. I spent $640 on food to feed my family for like 3 weeks. That is so [...]

Quotes

Quotes

In Which Giant Insect Machines Bring Me Hope. We went snowmobiling this past weekend. Well, to be entirely honest G did, and the kids and I took turns having rides. I am hopeless at making that stupid insect looking machine do anything that I want it to do. Therefore I pout and refuse to try. [...]

Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Body image after pornography You know how you can know you’re attractive, but not actually know you’re attractive? Cue Men: “huh?” Cue Women: “totally.” We spent this past week in the mountains with our extended family. This can be a stressful time for most people as we try to live together in peace and harmony [...]