The Creator of Lists, Destroyer of Chores

For a long time, I always created lists. Mostly I did so because I was really overwhelmed, and there were things I needed to get done with my limited time alone. When the kids were in school, it was often a rush to get to the stores and back, timing everything with their buses. When… Continue reading The Creator of Lists, Destroyer of Chores

Purposefully Purging Negativity

Meme that says: "Beautiful things happen in your life when you distance yourself from all the negative things." Why yes, I think I've seen a few, or a few thousand of these types of memes over and over again. However, a few days ago, someone I follow on Twitter mentioned something. This person is a… Continue reading Purposefully Purging Negativity

The Merry Bells Keep Ringing

I've written a LOT about difficult family in the past. While "getting it out" is cathartic for certain, there is a certain aspect of it that pulls negativity into the forefront. I get comments from readers all the time that talk about how things hit home due to the way my words rang true for… Continue reading The Merry Bells Keep Ringing