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When Is It Appropriate To Ask “Are You About To Get Your Period?”

I have been asked, many times, if I was about to get my period by well-meaning men. I think the men who ask this kind of question just have not been schooled. So, as a giver of gifts and a saver of relationships, I thought I would lay it out in an easy-to-read format. These are the rules boys. Live by them and no one gets hurt. Is it appropriate to ask, “Are You About To Get Your Period?” when my wife/girlfriend disagrees with me? This is tricky. If she…

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PTSD Sucks

My husband had surgery in mid-December. He got hurt snowboarding. I didn’t deal well with any of it. PTSD sucks. Seeing him semi-conscious pre-surgery with a nasal cannula, hooked up to an I.V., with blankets covering him to his chin put me back to a place I never want to return. His eyes were closed, his breathing was slow, and I was helpless. It wasn’t the same thing. He was going to wake up and be just fine. Not have to learn to walk again. Not have to be in…

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How to Parent When You Have Hearing Loss

“Remember to face me when you talk to me.” “Can you speak a little bit slower?” “Please move your hands away from your mouth.” “Come here if you need to talk to me, I can’t hear you in another room.” “If I can’t see you, I can’t hear you.” I sound like a broken record, even to myself. But what is my alternative? I need to teach my children how to speak to me so I can hear them. It’s not an easy task. This is not a new battle—my…

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Time To Get My Act Together #MetaSnackID #Ad

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/ Meta Appetite Control   The beginning of the year is always about the time that I decide to get my act together. Whatever that act may be! This year, since I lost a lot of weight in 2016, the goal is to really keep it off. What I did to lose the weight had a key ingredient. Don’t eat anything after 6PM. That’s easy for some but the worst for others. For me, I hung in there as a mom to two boys….

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5 Reasons Whole Foods is a Mom’s Best Friend

Remember spending a whole day at the mall popping in and out of stores? Dreaming of attending the sort of event that would warrant buying that leopard print wrap dress you eye-humped in the store window before a sales girl shooed you away? But then you went and had kids. Now that dream is about as attainable as a rump-sculpting cheesecake. If you’re like me, the closest you come to retail therapy is a weekly grocery run. Heck, my trips to Whole Foods border on religious experiences. I’ll admit it….

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