A few months ago, my daughter convinced me to allow her to have a sleepover party for her 11th birthday. I was reluctant, but ultimately gave in knowing this was our last year in this school district and she was moving on to middle school and new changes soon. (Reminder:It's not about you, Mom). So, … Continue reading DIY Fun: Party Craft Idea
"So, the "me time" that we thought we were going to get turned out to be of low or poor quality. A total waste of time really." So, my sister was on her way to visit me last week and she didn't have time to make a hair appointment or know where to go, so … Continue reading Why I Will Neva, Eva Spend Hours in a Hair Salon Again. Eva!
"Why is there is no celebration for the invisible ones who help the world go around? Since she doesn’t have a ring or child she fades into the crowded background of the miscellaneous." As a single, childless and 40-year-old woman it is rare that people say things like “Congrats on being single. I need to … Continue reading Woe is a NO! – 40, Single and Childless
I've been a worrier my entire life. I can't remember a time that I didn't worry. I'm always thinking, pondering, mind always spinning. To some point that has served me. My imagination and creativity benefits. Everything else does not. I'm often tired, exhausted, and easily irritated by people. Most people don't outwardly see that … Continue reading The Panic Room
"The new norm for me is to make Hilda a priority so that I can have the energy to give to my loved ones and be at my best." This time of year parents all over the country are starting to get to that point where exhaustion is starting to set in. The demands of … Continue reading Summer Vacation Countdown & Why I Am Od’ing on Self Care
My kids are 13 and 6. So I don’t have to tell you how much “stuff” we accumulate around the house. If there are not a thousand small stuffed animals, then there are an ever growing collection of Legos. And just when I think I cleaned up all of the Legos, I find some small … Continue reading Spring Cleaning…How I Declutter (Or Maybe Not)
My son just turned thirteen. He has been dreaming of being a teenager since he was about four. At four, he was diagnosed with a speech and learning disorder, which later turned into a diagnosis on the Autism spectrum. Unsure what that meant, his father and I trudged ahead. My son was one of … Continue reading Thank God For Small Steps: The Makings of a Social Butterfly
"No matter where you go, you are what you are player, And you can try to change but that's just the top layer Man, you was who you was before you got here....." ~Public Service Announcement, Jay-z I did a project on human nature back in college. We had to ask a parent about … Continue reading 11 Years Of Silence- Why Did I Not Exist In My Marriage?
Confession: I started CLS in the midst of a lot of change in my life. My marriage was ending, I was suddenly a single mother of two kids with challenges, and I had minimal support. I had to quickly figure out everything on my own. It was not at all where I expected to be … Continue reading It’s Been Six Months Already…..
"If people are going to see me on social media, I want people to see my real life, the good, bad, and ugly of it all because human perfection is not beautiful, it's a lie." I gotta give it to Alicia Keys. It takes character to decide to ditch make up in an industry as … Continue reading Social Media Authenticity: The reason I didn’t have my husband remove the unflattering pic of me on his FB page