The day has finally come to an end. There is a glimmer of hope that you will be able exhale the stress that has built throughout your daily grind. You've come prepared. The popcorn and the appropriately paired wine are on-board. Everything is starting to look up. Suddenly you begin to feel uneasy. The spidey … Continue reading Man TV: When relaxation time turns into a hostage situation.
Emotions have always been carefully controlled in my life. Growing up I was told not to be upset when bad things happened. This did not eliminate the issue I was facing but facilitated a pattern of suppressing what I was feeling and only revealing levels of emotional expression that would be considered acceptable. As with … Continue reading Trying to express emotion when you’ve lived life emotionally controlled. A story of a failed attempt at opening up.
I constantly see articles about "hacks" for moms. These are bullshit. No mom needs to spend their time making "lunchable style sushi" or any other form of trying to cater to their little snowflake at the expense of their personal well-being. Honestly how is adding more time sucking activities to the day at all helpful? … Continue reading Honest Mothering: Sometimes it’s ok to suck.
Autumn is right around the corner. We are all eagerly awaiting bonfires, crisp air, falling leaves, and flannel shirts. But there is a significant dividing factor that pops up during this season. No, not election season, its pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice might be the most polarizing flavor of all time. You either love it or … Continue reading Taking a stand: Screw pumpkin spice.
#1 So it was made apparent to me, by my husband, that our lives have been missing some chaos. A hobby farm, bee keeping, chickens, 2 cats, deaf dog, gardens, maple syrup side hustle, hunting seasons, 2 jobs, 1 wife in school, and 3 kids under 7 was just a touch dull. Obviously, the answer … Continue reading Sometimes lizards happen. The story of how I ended up being the mother of a dragon.
Summer has been in full swing now and another round of no makeup selfies has begun. Women of social media have been posting photos with the tag #nomakeup in droves. The posts garner plenty of attention and seem to fulfill one need or another. There is always an excuse as to why it is vitally … Continue reading If you are going to take a “No Makeup Selfie” take off your damn makeup.
This is my callout to all the unaware (or maybe aware but until now not so caring) twatwaffles of the world. Knock it off. Collaborate with the women around you. Hold in the passive- aggressive bullshit. Listen to someone else. Genuinely connect. It's amazing how far not acting like a twatwaffle can get you.
Bullshit can sneak up on you. One moment life is copacetic and suddenly you are wading through a cesspool of liquid injustice, manipulation, and general fuckery. At some point everyone has been the victim of bullshit. It comes in many shapes, sizes, and fragrances (stay with me here). You can dodge it but when that … Continue reading The aftermath of bullshit.
Today was the day. The day you felt the overwhelming urge to be done with this life. Suicide felt like the right decision. As a relief from pain you have been desperately trying you escape. There was a flaw in your plan. Fear, family, friends or fate caused a pause in the plan you were … Continue reading As an inpatient psychiatric nurse, I’m glad you’re here.
The anticipation of the holidays comes earlier each year. After Independence Day, it's game on for Christmas. The build up can be stressful, joyous, and exciting. It is not uncommon to find yourself wrapped up (see what I did there?) in our personal holiday experience. However, it is vitally important to remember those who struggle … Continue reading