While watching the many acts during a Pirate’s Voyage pre-show, I was struck by the balancing act: partially because I was thinking you could never pay me enough to try that and partially because balance is truly an impressive skill. It can be so easy to put too much weight or apply too much pressure to one side and not […]
This is why an escape plan is a must. Without a plan, it does not happen. There is always something I feel I must be doing. I even feel guilty when I do rest. My task driven nature is slightly upset if I am not checking something of my to do list. It is time to add rest to my list of things to do because it is a commandment.
Yesterday, as I stood aboard a battle ship with my youngest in my arms, it hit me. I could not remember the last time I held my older two. In that moment, I realized I might be holding my youngest for either the last time or one of the last times. The day is coming when she will no longer say, “carry […]
The students that are non standard according to the academic world are trapped behind desks where they are pushed to operate in their weaknesses rather than their strengths. They are told they need to work harder and achieve more and that they are not enough in themselves. (Does this sound familiar to any of you that are trying to live up to the false standards our culture promotes?)
The expectations we place on ourselves and others have a major impact on our level of contentment. I began to reflect on this after looking up all my half marathon finish times the other day. The December of my senior year in college, I ran my first half marathon. I hated it. I thought I was so slow, and it was […]
To the mother on the brink of insanity, To the mother who just wants some sleep, To the mother who feels her home might explode into chaos if she doesn’t hold it together, I hear you. To the mother who has a love hate relationship with every children’s cartoon created, To the mother that cannot focus on the unending stream of words coming out […]
I walk down to the basement, look around, and then I have a deep thought: “What am I doing here?” Actually, I am really wondering what I’m doing there because I can’t remember what I came to do or get. This is a pretty common occurrence for me in about every room of the house. I’m often opening closets, the pantry, […]