When no shoe box in the world is big enough to hold your memories

I have two shoe box-sized gift boxes stacked neatly in my office on the ledge that would house pillows if I were the type of person who would buy window nook pillows instead of just talking about buying window nook pillows. Mostly, they sit there, untouched. And every now and then, something may get tossed … Continue reading When no shoe box in the world is big enough to hold your memories

Why I quit an online parenting group

I've been a member of tons of online groups. Facebook groups, online forums, ranging from everything from pets to parenting. Honestly, I've seen it ALL. I've seen members share personal life details they've never before had the courage to do more than think about. And I've seen group members "outed" to their families by fellow … Continue reading Why I quit an online parenting group

Why I can’t read “sad kid” stories anymore

I'm not sure when I became this person. This person who avoids danger at all costs (except for speeding, and is that really dangerous? I've driven on the Autobahn for goodness sake). This person who delves into a story about a woman who is beheaded by her husband but shies away from a post about … Continue reading Why I can’t read “sad kid” stories anymore