When you are only honest in your head: Mental replies versus reality.

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.

When in doubt, send snacks: Advocating for the return of the proverbial fruit basket.

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.

Embrace your role: What I’d like to tell my high school self.

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.

Clinique, you got some ‘splaining to do!

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!

I Feel I need an Explanation: Parenting EditionĀ 

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 EditionĀ