Commode To Joy

finding happy (even in the crappy)

The Parenting Mantra: I Am Tired

“I am tired.” That was on constant repeat in my mind for the first year of my life as a mom: Sitting on the couch for feedings…every 3 hours for at least a half hour… “I am tired.” Showering…you know, every three days or so… “I am tired.” Putting on makeup…my 5-minute rush job of concealer, powder, blush, mascara… “I am tired.” Driving… “Why are there so many bad drivers in this […]

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Just Be You

My teen years became fake; I just wanted to be liked. My twenties became anxiety-riddled; I just wanted to please others. In my thirties, I’ve been discovering who I really am; I just want to be “me”. I wrote this from the tween perspective in the hopes that it can help youth understand how to “just be you”. ………………………………………………. The other kids at school, some like music, sports, or books. Most […]

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Sometimes I Think

I’ve started cleaning out a room in the basement. You know the room. It’s the one where empty boxes and old sporting equipment get added to the stack of unpacked moving boxes that you’ve never gotten to even though you’ve lived in your house for years. In my case, I even have some surprise boxes and totes full of childhood memorabilia that my mother keeps sneaking over to “the room”. […]

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