Glitter, rainbows, and the 45th POTUS

I'd like to start this post with a couple of blanket statements. First, I don't like politics. It is a part of democracy that is full of corruption and generally makes my heart hurt. Second, I consider myself to be a rational, empathetic, good person.  I have always had friends who were Democrats, who were … Continue reading Glitter, rainbows, and the 45th POTUS

Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First

Being a huge nerd, I was recently involved in an epic conversation about who would survive a zombie apocalypse. Spoiler alert: I would not. According to everyone else present, the key to survival is to save yourself first. Always. But I know myself, and my first reaction would be to save my loved ones. Apparently … Continue reading Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First

What I Want To Be When I Grow Up- assuming that ever happens

Ah, dreams. Aren't they wonderful? The other day my youngest said that when he grows up he is going to be a YouTube millionaire. (Apparently that's a thing now.) I pointed out to him that of all the people who are on YouTube, only a handful of them become millionaires, and he replied, "Well, then … Continue reading What I Want To Be When I Grow Up- assuming that ever happens

Life Lesson #5-Girlfriends

  One of the things that I've learned since becoming a parent, is just how easy it is to lose touch with your friends. And that's a mistake. The happiest people I know are the ones who maintained their friendships, and made them a priority in their lives. Girlfriends supply a much needed support system, … Continue reading Life Lesson #5-Girlfriends

Essential Oils and Science

  This journey of mine has been prompted by many different factors. Some of them are obvious, like my weight and my ever increasing anti-sociability. But some of them were less visible to my loved ones, like just how much pain I was in and my ever increasing pile of pharmaceuticals. In fact, I would say … Continue reading Essential Oils and Science

Life Lesson #4: Dream Boards- what are they, why are they important, and why Pinterest doesn’t count.

Making a Dream Board is one of those deeply personal craft projects that I've always had a difficult time with. I never really stopped and thought about why they were so important until one of my new life gurus (Is that a thing? If not, I'm making it one.) said that I needed to do … Continue reading Life Lesson #4: Dream Boards- what are they, why are they important, and why Pinterest doesn’t count.