One of my co-workers had to put on her "mom voice" today at work when addressing the kids, and it got us to talking about tone of voice, and how to effectively get through to kids when they were engaging in problematic behaviors. The topic of yelling came up briefly, with us both agreed that… Continue reading Yelling
I never planned on having kids. I liked kids, loved cooing over babies, was over the moon when friends and family would tell me they were pregnant. But I deeply, deeply resented -- and still do -- the idea that children were a woman's "obligation" (whoa, effing screw that), or that they were necessary to complete… Continue reading ADHD, with a Kid
I mentioned we took Bear to the library the other day, but had to cut is short; I had a headache, we had to go grocery shopping, and I needed to go home and cook. I honestly wanted to skip the library all together, but I can't deny Bear that simple pleasure. He adores… Continue reading How is He Mine?
Here is a hella late book haul...! Sorry, OctPoWriMo, Preptober, Inktober, and general life/work/parenthood is kicking my butt. We had our normal library day on Wednesday - though it was shorter than usual, it was also something I want to write more about later - and got a small stack of books this time around. … Continue reading Bear’s Book Haul: October 22, 2018
This has been a hell of a month, creativity-wise; despite occasionally falling behind on my OctPoWriMo or Inktober prompts, I've none-the-less been getting them all done (just, you know, occasionally a day or two late). I'm currently searching for a other creative prompts/marathon/sprints/challenges to complete in the upcoming year (and if I find some good… Continue reading Friday, Fri-yay: October 19th, 2018
I feel like it's been forever since I've done a book haul post, but over the last two weeks or so a bunch of local libraries have been having their fall book sales. While I didn't get a lot of stuff for myself (except The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook for $2.00, what what), Bear made… Continue reading Bear’s Book Haul: Fall Book Sales!
This past month was great, but didn't really feel like I had any down time, probably because, um, I didn't. The last weekend in August hit, and suddenly over Labor Day weekend, we had four non-stop days of parties, festivals, and social gatherings, and from there, we never really lost steam. We had theatre tickets,… Continue reading Keep It Busy