Have a Wonderful Weekend

Have a Wonderful Weekend

What do you have planned for the weekend? I’m taking my girls on a long overdue picnic play date with a classmate they haven’t seen since the beginning of the shut down. Liv is so excited. Scar could care less. We’re heading to Governor’s Island, a fun family summer tradition. This time I hope to [...]

Fibromyalgia and Parenting

Fibromyalgia and Parenting

It’s 1:56 a.m today, and I am sitting in my bathroom. I am experiencing a lot of pain in my left shoulder and arm, but even worse than that, I feel horrible about an episode with my 5 year old last night. I have chosen to alternate between baths and showers for my kids. It [...]

Just Wing It

Just Wing It

This homeschooling thing is quite the challenge and this morning was evidence that my munchkins are over it. We had a zoom meeting with their classmates and teachers and no one wanted to participate. They went in the bedroom and closed the door, showing their level of disinterest and frustration. At that point, I just [...]

Coronavirus in a 450 sq ft apartment

Coronavirus in a 450 sq ft apartment

First, I felt a headache and then came the fever. It felt like a normal, “I’m not feeling very well sort of situation,” but a few hours later, after some rest overnight, I was in the worst pain of my life. My body ached like I had gotten into a knock down drag out fight [...]

Fear is Real and So is Inaction

Fear is Real and So is Inaction

Over a week ago, I was having a conversation with a coworker about fear. His perspective was that fear is all an illusion, accompanied by an oversimplified explanation for his belief. I countered with fear is an emotion and can be rational or irrational. He stood his ground, and so did I. I found myself [...]

Things Every Busy Mom Should Have in Her Bag

Things Every Busy Mom Should Have in Her Bag

Most days I am up by 5a.m, feeling like I am defying the laws of nature and wellness by rising so early in the morning. I prepare lunches that may or may not be consumed, by little people who do not give a damn that it took me about 45 minutes to carefully pack balanced [...]

A Snowy January Day

A Snowy January Day

Today turned out beautifully. I woke up with the plan to simply do some organizing. The universe heard my plea and granted me a visit from mom who helped me a bit. Even though all I wanted to was sleep, I allowed my daughter to convince me to go out to play in the snow—although [...]

Have a Wonderful Weekend

Have a Wonderful Weekend

In my house, weekends are made for organizing, and taking care of my plants. After being given one plant by my mother, I have done quite a bit of transplanting and turned it into five. I have also added a few more of my own select plants that have grown amazingly. My mom walks in [...]

Organize Your Way to a Clear Mind

Organize Your Way to a Clear Mind

My home is my sanctuary. For this reason, I like to maintain order in my space at home. Order gives me clarity, and with that comes a great degree of peacefulness and calm. By clearing up my physical space, I clear up my mental space. It helps me be more productive. I believe you can [...]

Who Bears the Weight of Effective Communication?

Who Bears the Weight of Effective Communication?

Late last year, I had the pleasure of sitting through a company mandated class on effective communication. When the class began, I expected it to be similar to much of the work studied in my industrial/organizational psychology classes that emphasized effective communication being a two way street. Boy was I wrong. The speaker was actually [...]