Hi Dad….I have issues!


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I had an epiphany recently, one that shouldn’t have taken me so long to realize but it is what it is, right?

I‘ve always been very open and vocal with my issues regarding my father and his lack of attentiveness once I hit puberty. I came to understand that he made choices about what he considered was a priority in his life and I wasn’t one of them. Its fine, I’m over that. What I didn’t realize was how it would affect me once I became a parent. Continue reading “Hi Dad….I have issues!”

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Little Kims Bibs!


Thank you to Little Kims for the complimentary bibs. I received them in exchange for an honest review. No money has or will be exchanged. My review is my own words.

That being said….

I feel like it was an extremely lucky twist of fate that I was scrolling through one of the blog groups I frequent and came across a post asking if anyone was interested in reviewing some bibs for a New York based company.

Being a brand ambassador and/or product reviewer is something I’ve been slowing trying to break into this year. These bibs are my first real shot, so here goes! Continue reading “Little Kims Bibs!”

Nursemaid what?!?


It was a typical night. Dinner was cooked and eaten with gusto. Baths had been taken, with the majority of the water staying in the tub. Laughs could be heard throughout the house, until that cry of pain that wouldn’t go away. It bought our household to an immediate stop.

Why wouldn’t Emmie stop crying, why was she holding her arm so limp? She could squeeze my fingers. She did her best to stop crying but just the slightest touch to her arm started the tears anew.

There was no swelling or bruising, did she fall on it in her attempts to walk? She can’t tell me what’s wrong, only cling to me in the hopes that I can make it better.

Do I take her to the ER? The Urgent Care? Am I being too paranoid or not paranoid enough? What is the right answer? Continue reading “Nursemaid what?!?”

Perspective


I just had a wonderful talk with an old friend. We used to work together and I remember having the best conversations with him. We could talk politics, he leans more right, but we respected each other and I always felt that I was learning something from him.

It got me thinking though, has this country always been so divided? I know we’ve always had differing views amongst people, but has it always been so personal? Has it always been that people are unwilling to think or learn anything that differs from their current beliefs?

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Are we, as a species, so afraid to grow that we intentionally create animosity toward anyone or anything that is different from us? Continue reading “Perspective”

Dear Emerson….One Year Later


Dear Emerson,

How to start.

The beginning is always a good place, I suppose…..

Those first few months at home when I would startled awake just to watch you sleep or to make sure you were breathing. It made me think I would never be able to live up to the responsibility that you bestowed upon me. How was I going to be your Mom, I knew nothing about babies. To be fair, I still don’t know anything about babies but I know about you. Continue reading “Dear Emerson….One Year Later”