This weekend I put up my Christmas tree. That means the main window in my house will be obstructed until at least the middle of January. Great. I could honestly do without Christmas trees or other decorations. But I do it because it means a lot to my kids. And I remember how magical and … Continue reading How My Kids Brought Meaning Back To The Holidays
I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor yesterday. It has been 9 months since I was sobbing in her office because I was tired of fighting with my mind. Now, as time passes, I remember less and less about the broken woman that I was. Everyone feels anxiety – that’s just life. And it’s … Continue reading It’s been 9 months since my anxiety diagnosis. Here’s what has changed.
Crying is instinctual. It’s one of the first things we do when we enter the world. Nobody teaches us how. It’s second nature, like breathing. It’s our only way of communicating our needs before we learn to talk. So why, if it’s so natural, does it become taboo later in life? Do you ever feel … Continue reading To Cry Or Not To Cry In Front Of Your Kids?
In just 12 days I’ll be saying goodbye to my twenties as I celebrate my 30th birthday. I used to see turning 30 as a terrible thing. I didn’t want it to happen. I felt like it was the beginning of the end. Dramatic, I know. But most of these feelings were attached to the … Continue reading I can’t wait to turn 30. Here’s why.
A few days ago my daughter lost her first tooth. Her first tooth?! I feel like it hasn’t even been long since the day I met her for the first time. Barely making it to the hospital in time. And feeling ALL the pain of childbirth since I didn’t have time to get any pain … Continue reading Learning To Live In The Moments Of Motherhood
When is the last time you took a vacation? Or even simpler – a day off work? Not because you had the flu. Or because you had an appointment. Or because you had car trouble and couldn’t make it. When’s the last time you a day off to just…be? To catch up on your DVR … Continue reading Why You Need To Schedule A Personal Day Today
My name is Paulette and I’m a hot mess mom. I don’t live a pretty, Instagram perfect life. My house is often a mess. On any given day I have at least two baskets of clean laundry that need to be put away – but probably won’t. I often use TV to distract my kids … Continue reading Why I Embrace Being A Hot Mess Mom
The sun warmed her face as it shined through the white sheer curtains. A breeze blowing through the window shifted and folded the fabric, casting shadows onto the wall. She rolled over; her head coming to rest at the edge of the memory foam pillow. She lowered the white down comforter, tucking it at her … Continue reading Fiction Friday: “A Life of Sundays”
I woke up yesterday to news of the tragedy in Las Vegas. It made me wish I could pull my blanket over my head and go back to sleep until the world gets better. Unfortunately, hiding from life isn't an option. So, I got up and got my kids ready for school. My innocent kids. … Continue reading Finding Innocence In The Face Of Tragedy
I’ve been missing from my blog for a while. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say. It’s just that I haven’t had the time or energy to write it. Between life and family and work and school, my schedule has been eating me alive. I’m over-extended and overwhelmed. And one of the biggest … Continue reading Why I’m perfectly fine with being imperfect