We are in the final countdown to Christmas. My children are excited and my youngest is practically vibrating. Every morning she starts her day first looking for her elf (ugh the elf). Then, she adds another felt ornament to her Advent Calendar shaped as a Christmas tree. Finally, she adds a piece to her Advent… Read More Faith, Family, and Christmas
When it comes to parenting, my husband and I have taken a very laidback approach, which was surprising to me. Anyone who spends more than a minute talking to me will quickly learn that I am not laidback about anything, at least not if I can help it. As with school, and then my career,… Read More Secular But Not Atheist: Christmas and the Agnostic Parenting Dilemma
I’ve always considered myself to be someone with a higher than average level of anxiety. I’ve tried pretty much every suggested solution to calm my anxiety including anti-anxiety medication (which never really worked), working on my anxiety with a psychologist (who rocks but I still struggle), increasing exercise, limiting caffeine and sugar – you name it,… Read More Dealing with anxiety – for good.
Ben was only 17 months old when my grandfather (Poppy) passed away. In fact, Ben caused a bit of chaos the day of the funeral because he spiked a fever, which meant he couldn’t go to child care that day. So, I did what any good mom does…I gave him some Tylenol, packed my bag full… Read More Talking to Children About Death