Archive for May 2017

How I cope with stress and anxiety at work

The bookstore was clearancing these paperweights for $1. They were originally some ridiculous amount, like $40 and who would pay that? But for a dollar, I took it back to my office. It's pleasantly cool and heavy in my hands, and the weight helps with anxiety.
Stress, anxiety, and depression all make it rather hard to focus on work. Let alone GO to work. Some days I just want to hide in bed or camp out at home with my pencil and plastic eraser in hand, drawing, because you know, drawing pictures at work when it’s not part of your job... Read more »

To have one more day with my mom

To have one more day with my mom
It’s been 8 years, and I still miss my mom. What would I do if I had one more day with her? She’d be able to see what a strong, independent toddler my daughter is. We could watch her play at the playground, push her on a swing, catch her as she slides down the... Read more »

Why I haven't taken my child to the library yet

Why I haven't taken my child to the library yet
I have a shameful secret to admit: I haven’t taken my daughter to the library yet. Why? I’m afraid to. Yes. I’m afraid. This librarian by training, who named her blog “Running With A Book Cart,” who had worked in public and academic libraries for years and years, is afraid of taking her daughter to... Read more »
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You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine… It creeps up on you slowly, wrapping its tendrils around your limbs and your mind until it’s like swimming through kudzu. I came to the realization that I am once again depressed (after what I hoped was remission) when I kept having to stop and sit down during... Read more »

You call it "adultism," I call it "narcissism"

You call it "adultism," I call it "narcissism"
What is “adultism,” you ask? It’s “I know what’s best for my child,” without taking the child’s unique needs into account. It’s when adults say, “I know my child best and he is a boy” when the child says she is a girl. It’s when adults say, “I know what’s best–and no vaccinations are the... Read more »