I hate that I am writing this. I need money to make it through the week to feed my son. If there is anyone generous out there, please email me at email@example.com. I have a PayPal account but would like to keep the details off my blog and discuss it privately. I pray that there … Continue reading Help from my friends…
I am not a world leader. I am not a soldier. I am not terrorist. I am an expert in nothing except my own personal life experience, varied and unusual as that may be. I am uneducated; a high school drop-out living in a little suburb whose name would mean nothing to you. I am … Continue reading On Being Human in a World of Terror
Most of my life has been defined by my fears, despite my best intentions. Yet, when I sit here, trying to type out what I want to express about it, I find myself at a loss for words. There are a few quotes I thought of including in this. Perhaps starting with the words of … Continue reading Fear and Imagination: A Conceptual Exploration
Do any other parents on here have kids with anxiety or other mental illness problems? How do you cope with it? Do you go the medication route, therapy, lifestyle changes, coping skills, or a combination of those? Something else entirely? What works for you and your child? I am utterly afraid. I feel like the … Continue reading Children and Anxiety
Disclaimer-esque thingy: Feedback and Reciprocation: A Question is a post that is an important follow up post to this one. I recently enabled the "Ratings" feature on my blog, giving a thumbs up or thumbs down arrow on each post, for each reader to basically up-vote or down-vote certain content. While this blog is an outlet for … Continue reading Ratings and Feedback and Reciprocation, Oh My!
So, last night I was helping the kiddo with his homework. Trying to help might be a more accurate description. He was a bit more tired than usual, and his attitude was definitely not where it needed to be, tired or not. After spending an hour on a math sheet that, minus arguing and stalling, … Continue reading Tired Parenting
I just hit 100 followers! This is honestly a milestone I never thought I would see. The idea that even one or two people find what I have to say worth reading still kind of surprises me, let alone that there are 100 of you now! As a thank you to each of you, I … Continue reading Milestones: 100 Followers! Meet and Greet!
My last post was written, literally minutes ago, and I was very emotional from the situation itself (here's the replay: Fake Pearls (A Parable and a Surrender), and the act of writing it out and posting it. And then, I get this little pop up notification as soon as I hit publish. I've apparently hit … Continue reading Milestones: Looking for something radically honest to read? Voila!
It's hard to think about shallow things like what you want to eat when you were just thinking about deep things. - my kiddo today after a cathartic meltdown on his part, where we talked about pain and the importance of never giving up no matter how hard things get. My 8 year old kicks … Continue reading In The Deep
When I am suddenly hopping from one blog to another because the comment that I posted feels too important to not share, it's time to switch from commenting to posting. I am going to flesh out the original comment to contain a bit more background into the situation, and link to the two posts that … Continue reading Sex, Gender, Orientation, and the Role of Genetics