I’m often told “you’re such a good mom!” “It’s amazing all the things you are doing!” Or “I can’t believe how many things you have on your plate! How do you do it?” People want to know how to do or be more "like me." How to balance it all. Wanna know the secret? Come… Continue reading I’m just winging it too…
I will always be grateful to our progressive allies. But allies, are allies. They are not meant to take the issues from us and decide which are the battles. You’re still being a “typical white person” in the marginalized groups’ eyes, just with the intention of doing the right thing. You are still taking over our voice and deciding what the issues are, pushing our actual wants and needs to the back of the room while you take control. Sometimes you need to take the back seat and learn what is actually important.
Molested is a nice soft word. It's associated with a terrible action, but the connotation is downplayed. This is proven just in the definitions of the words themselves. It is a term that is used to make the act seem more acceptable in society. Why even pretend like it is?
Am I pushing him enough? Am I pushing him too much? Finding the balance of Autism is difficult. You feel like you are walking a tight rope, one wrong move and you are both going to fall, and it will be at your hand. Living with that is difficult. I'm a mom. I'm the provider. … Continue reading Decisions of Autism
I pause and pretend I'm too busy to take the elevator with the man I don't know. I pull out my phone and act like I'm intensely involved in whatever I'm looking at, as to not offend him because he is probably a decent guy, but I'm not taking my chances. I catch the second… Continue reading Therapy
they angrily say. And they want you to be upset with it too. And immediately you want to shout back "I didn't change!" But press pause before you say that.
"Me too," I whisper in my head wondering how many friends are going to post these same two words. And I realize, that it's probably the majority of women I'm friends with. There is a movement to show just how many people are affected by sexual harassment or sexual assault by posting the words "Me… Continue reading #MeToo
People don't understand. They really don't get it when it comes to how bad obsessions can be for kids. I don't expect them to know, they don't live in my house and see what I see. But I do. My son has been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder and is being tested for Autism. When… Continue reading How You Can Help Your Friend and their OCD Kid
And then 25 hits and you're like...shit. I am still a part time manager or whatever. Low guy on the totem pole in my career. I have 5 years to get my shit together. And I was supposed to be married a year ago. I can't even hold a relationship, let alone kids. When was the last time I heard from my BFFs from high school other than social media? Couldn't tell ya. But I do know that two of the three are married. One has kids. And one has their own business. Why am I failing at liffffeeee?!
So I've been reading everyone's comments and posts on Facebook. And people are completely ignoring a big point in the series 13 Reasons Why. This is your fair warning: spoiler alert! I understand that Hannah killing herself can be triggering. I get that, I really do. If suicide is triggering to you, please do not… Continue reading Missing the Point of “13 Reasons Why”