Last year we went into the Christmas season with no money. None. Not knowing how or if you will be able to give your children Christmas presents is a terrible feeling. And then, a Christmas miracle happened. This year our financial situation isn’t any better, and again, I found myself sick with worry about how […]
asking for help
All you have to do is ask.
So I’m teetering on the edge of a meltdown again. I know because I am crying for no reason and for every reason. Today at a swim meet, a friend of mine packed some individual packages of pistachios for her kids to have as a snack, and I looked at them and thought, Wow. Imagine […]
Save the Traumas for these Mamas
You know how I recently had a bit of a nervous breakdown. And how the cavalry swooped in to save me. You know how I got over being stubborn and reached out for help. Yesterday was the second It Takes a Village Thursday. Three of my friends came over to help out. The Trauma Mamas. Last week […]
Searching for my Alice.
On January 8th I narrowly avoided a total nervous breakdown. I had been gradually tiptoeing my way to one for over a year. What finally caused me to snap was a little thing. It was one of the kids walking upstairs with sneakers on. That is one of my rules. And I really don’t have […]
Anyone Can Have A Nervous Breakdown
Anyone can have a nervous breakdown. ANYONE. And it doesn’t have to be the result of a recent trauma. You don’t have to have seven kids. Or any kids. Or a recent death. Or a divorce. Or a special needs child. Or have filed for bankruptcy. You don’t need to have checked off a certain number […]
Talk about a dipstick…
Where, along the way, do we come to the conclusion that if we can’t do something without asking for help that we aren’t as smart as everyone else? Why do we feel embarrassed when we don’t understand something? When I was a teacher, I must have said show your work at least 25,000 times. But, […]