White Fragility and Me

I'm a sensitive person. The thought of accidentally or callously hurting someone is dreadful to me. I'm an honest person, I try not to lie, but sometimes telling the truth hurts people's feelings and that upsets me. And empathy? I've got that down. I can find a way to relate to almost anyone (almost). I can only think of one time in my life when I was actively mean to someone to be mean, and as an … [Read more...]

10 Months Post VSG Check-In!

Double digits since my surgery you guys! I forgot to post last month, so if you were on pins and needles waiting for that, I apologize. Let me tell you, it might be more that I have been really frustrated, so maybe I didn't "forget" to post as much as I just didn't feel like writing about it. I've plateued and then started gaining, so to say I'm frustrated is an understatement. However, I know it … [Read more...]

I’m Not Jealous

I'm surrounded by women who are doing amazing things. They go on fabulous trips and meet their heroes. National companies are asking to use their art, develop ice cream recipes, and shoot commercials for them. Most of these friends are people I've met through blogging...and most I've never met in real life. I get to watch their successes via social media where I can put happy faces on their status … [Read more...]

The Time Tobin Was a Demon Ghost

Let me tell you about the time Tobin was a demon ghost. But first, three things: (1) While most of our master bathroom is spacious, the toilet is in a really small water closet. It's so small that when you're sitting on the toilet, the doorknob is right at your ear; (2) I like watching ghost stories. However, I am always spooked for weeks after I watch them (especially if they're good ones); and, … [Read more...]

Pinterest Win: Pool Noodle Bed Bumpers

Pool Noodles FTW!

Our 2-year-old has recently transitioned to a twin bed in her own room (as opposed to our bed sleeping between us when a perfectly good crib with a brand-new mattress was right there since before she was even born). Anyway, when we moved into our new house, Tesla got her own room. And since I am familiar with how much she flails and moves around at night, I knew that I'd feel better if there was a … [Read more...]