Life's ETC.

RELAX AND EMBRACE THE crazy

 

Writer. Aspiring author. Pretend photographer. Mom. Wife. I hope you enjoy my journey to relax and embrace the crazy – with posts celebrating love, laughter and all of life’s etc. Much Love, H.

YES: The Unintentional “No”

In 2013 my Uncle gave me some life-changing advice: He told me about the unintentional "no." I had been lamenting my struggle with whether or not to continue teaching at the local university. I always seemed to have work conflicts. And my kids - then ages 5 and 2 -...

No Tattoos!

"I love you too much to argue!" That became my mindless mantra this morning at approximately 6:45 a.m. when my tiny 5-year-old daughter started arguing with me about whether or not she could give herself another tattoo - this time in yellow ink because no one would...

Learning to Slow Down

Slowing down sounds good...great even...but it's harder than I thought. To understand, you need to know a little more about me: I'm always moving. I grew up determined to be successful. I was born into a successful family. Even my great grandparents attended college....

Don’t tell the husbands…

Every once in a while, when reading or listening to expert advice, a little nugget stays with you. For me – it was this bit of Love & Logic telling me to NOT take on my children’s problems.  Guess what? It works for husbands too. Here’s what happened… A couple months...

Age Matters

Age matters, but not your age – just your kids’ age. It’s something I’ve only recently realized, and my children are age 8 and 5. Sitting at a kids’ birthday party a couple weeks back, all the moms suddenly began to share how old they were. No surprise – I was the...

Youth Sports Snarl

What is it about youth sports that turns normal, caring parents into snarling, blood-thirsty beasts? I don’t do well with drama – it totally drains me. That said, I also don’t do well with keeping my mouth shut when something needs to be addressed (positive or...

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