Posts in category "Family"

Are your happiness buckets being filled?

Are your happiness buckets being filled?
Lately I’ve heard myself complaining a lot that I don’t have enough time. Not enough time to exercise, do laundry, do the dishes; not enough time for anything. But the kids are back in school, and for the first time I have 6 hours to myself every day. I’m done with work at 2:30. I thought... Read more »

My hurricane stories pale in comparison

My hurricane stories pale in comparison
I lived in Miami for 8 years. One of my least favorite things about Miami? The hurricanes. Not the football team (my alma mater); we got hit by a few real ones, only the storms I went through pale in comparison to Harvey. When you’re in college, a hurricane coming equals a hurricane party. The big concern... Read more »

The feminism post no woman should write because, you know, we're so evolved

The feminism post no woman should write because, you know, we're so evolved
These are tricky times. I don’t mean the orange in office — I’ll leave that for another day. Today I’m talking about women. Tricky times, because Feminism and Equality and Women in Power and all of that — the validity and truth of which I don’t mean to minimize. But, this: What I’m writing about today and... Read more »
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We're doing it right: Divorce

We're doing it right: Divorce
One of my all-time favorite quotes is from Tom Cruise in Cocktail: “Jesus, everything ends badly, otherwise it wouldn’t end.” This is how most people view divorce, right? Two people are living together in misery; someone cheats; one party is abusive; it’s against human nature to assume any divorce ever ends well. But doing divorce right is possible, and it’s exactly that:... Read more »

Everything I learned about saving money I learned from watching Shameless

Everything I learned about saving money I learned from watching Shameless
Y’all know I love me some binge watching, and the latest series I devoured in an inhumane amount of time was Showtime’s Shameless. I was instantly hooked because it’s set in Chicago, but I also love Emmy Rossum (“Fiona”), who I otherwise haven’t seen much of lately (apparently she’s been busy for the past 7... Read more »

Don't hate me because I'm a mompreneur

Don't hate me because I'm a mompreneur
Everybody is selling something these days. If you suffer from headaches, anxiety, insomnia or eczema, I could sell you some essential oils that I honestly use and believe in. If you want a good probiotic but aren’t sure where to start, let me tell you about what I take. I’ve been feeling pretty good for the... Read more »
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One word that will destroy any relationship

One word that will destroy any relationship
Why is it that people stop talking in a relationship? Is it because “life gets in the way,” or it simply wasn’t meant to be? The spark dies? (The spark was never there?) It’s different for everyone, I know, but something I read a while back always pops in my head when I think about the... Read more »

How to have a teenage summer

How to have a teenage summer
Every year since becoming “a grownup,” I’ve always felt like summer passes me by and when I reach the end, I look around and feel like I’ve done NOTHING. Nothing to soak up what summer really means to me — which can be different for everyone, but I want summer to be fun, breezy and carefree: just like... Read more »

How people react is about them, not you

How people react is about them, not you
Last week, I had a difficult conversation with a friend. She recently moved, and while back in town for a visit, we caught up — briefly — over a cup of coffee before I had to get going to deal with a situation at home. I didn’t realize at the time, because she didn’t act... Read more »
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Divorce reminds you of what matters in life

Divorce reminds you of what matters in life
There’s nothing like a shitty situation to bring out the best (or worst) in people. It’s been nearly 5 months since my divorce was settled, but it feels like a lot longer — I served my ex-husband with papers almost a year ago; things had already taken a turn for the worse 4 years ago; and... Read more »