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Anxiety, Family, Parenting, Relationships

When Your Baby is Hurting

She was quiet when she got in the car. It was only the second week of school, and I could tell something was off. “How was your day, love?” I asked N, knowing full well that this isn’t the question that is going to get me answers. “Fine,” she responded, looking out the window. “What… Continue reading When Your Baby is Hurting

Family, Spirituality

When Danielle Shows Up

I’m not a very spiritual person. Sometimes I say this matter-of-factly, other times I say this out of exasperation, other times I say it wistfully. It’s not that I don’t believe in a higher power, because I think I do. I know that I don’t buy all of the religious stuff, and not because I’m… Continue reading When Danielle Shows Up

Anxiety, I Can Only Laugh About It, Moving

The Moving Meltdown

We’re moving. Unexpectedly and suddenly. The why is a story for another day. First, we’ll talk about what it’s doing to my head. Anyone who has ever moved understands the stress and pressure it puts on your life. Anyone who has ever been a teacher understands that August – the week before school starts –… Continue reading The Moving Meltdown

Anxiety, Relationships

When the Wall Goes Up

Thank God for Ke$ha. First, damn, that girl can sing. But most importantly, she has a way of finding the inner peace hidden deep within my soul on even the shittiest of days and bringing it to the forefront. It may take playing “Praying” on repeat my entire drive into work, and anyone nearby during… Continue reading When the Wall Goes Up