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We're supposed to be honest. We're also supposed to be nice. Here lies a real dilemma. Many times honesty is not nice. So we find ourselves stuck in a bizarre limbo between what we say and what we actually want to say. For example... Parenting advice: Parenting advice is frequently unsolicited. Unwanted and unneeded advice … Continue reading When you are only honest in your head: Mental replies versus reality.
It progressively turns into show and tell of our most epic mom fails.
Words easily fail to adequately describe emotions. Displaying sympathy, empathy, and a general desire to show support can be difficult. Phone calls are awkward, texts are juvenile, emails are open to the interpretation of the reader (let's be honest, when we are at our worst so are our interpretation skills). Cards can be sweet and … Continue reading When in doubt, send snacks: Advocating for the return of the proverbial fruit basket.
Growing up, I always thought it was kind of awkward when other parents said "I love you" to their kids and they didn't side-eye each other afterwards.
Remember seeing the beautiful girls in high school? These girls had it all. They were talented, coordinated, popular, and confident. These girls would walk by and draw the attention of their adoring fans. If you took the time to look past the high school's leading women you would start to notice the background. The supporting … Continue reading Embrace your role: What I’d like to tell my high school self.
I recently bought a new Clinique eyeliner. I was pretty excited about it since all my other ones had dried out to the point I would have had better luck (and less pain) using a #2 pencil. Now, I want you to know that I'm a committed Clinique user but this new eyeliner was designed … Continue reading Clinique, you got some ‘splaining to do!
"...when I say "I've had this a while" I'm usually talking about having my new purchase since earlier that day, maybe a week if I'm lucky.
I'll be waiting right over here for your apology scent, Dove. I'll even help you name it.
Part of parenting is dealing with the daily moments of, "What the hell?" It seems that every day poses new questions that I simply cannot answer. Whose bright idea is this? First, I swear I am the only person in my household who is aware that light switches have the possibility of being turned off. … Continue reading I Feel I need an Explanation: Parenting Edition