I can’t see another celebrity suicide

...because it is too tragic and sad. ...because their lives were ended much too soon. ...because it only reminds me of so many others who commit this same act every year, whether I have known them personally or not. ...because it makes me feel helpless in the face of mental illness. ...because if someone who…

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New Year’s Resolution 2: Health

Ugh, I know.  Everyone makes this resolution EVERY YEAR.  I'm going to exercise everyday!  I'm going to eat whole foods only!  No more fast food!  No more fad diets!  I'm going to stop drinking/smoking/<insert your unhealthy habit here>!  As I said before, I do not even like to make resolutions, and I know myself well enough…

Day 102: a dose of reality and Justin Bieber-fueled dancing

We had an OT appointment with Addie today - we have been hit and miss with these appointments due to illness, trips, and car battery failure (random, but true story, folks).  I had to take all the girls with me, which I dreaded.  We started just talking with the therapist, all about the good progress…

Day 99-101: they never tell you about mother’s guilt

At the CDC here, you can sublet a spot from someone - essentially, you are paying for their spot, which they can lease out to you for however long they need and without that person losing their spot.  It's great because that family keeps their childcare spot, and people like me get to use the…