Why I wrote for a month

If I manage to post again tomorrow, I will have written every day for the entire month of February… …yes, February is the shortest month, but it’s still a month, so it counts. …and there were 29 days this year, so there. For some, this might have seemed like a silly goal. For me, however,…

Asymptomatic

Today was one of those days that was so good I wondered if maybe my OCD diagnosis wasn’t real. Like maybe I just exaggerated my symptoms and I’m really neurotypical. That’s how good today was. I mean, I know my diagnosis is real. BELIEVE me. Some very brilliant mental health professionals established that and reading the…

Obsessions about safety.

So, we’ve been very fortunate that my husband hasn’t had to travel much at all since our daughter was born. That’s about to change. He’s going to be hitting the road (or the air, if we’re being accurate) more frequently in the coming months and I have really been struggling with how far is too far…

Expanding the circle…

Tonight, I’m feeling really jittery. I’m so excited to join the team at MKE Moms Blog, but my facebook page was immediately flooded with friend requests from other contributors. You see, I’m neurotic when it comes to social media. Facebook is the only place where I post my children’s real names and photos of their…

A new forum…

So, today, I found out that I was chosen to be a contributor for the MKE Moms Blog. This, for me, is amazing because the current contributors are people I consider to be great writers and amazing women, and I’m humbled to have been chosen. This also means that I need to write a biography…

Transition time…

One of the biggest things I miss from my days of working was my commute home. Back when I was still teaching, I lived five minutes away from school. This was immensely helpful when I was in a hurry to get to work (still an hour and a half before the first bell) in the…

To my daughter as she turns six months old…

My darling girl, I can’t believe you’re six months old. I don’t mean this in the “oh, time travels so fast” way that I certainly will default to for every milestone of the rest of your life. I mean in the “I cannot believe we made it to six months” way. You see, I spent…

No use crying over spilled milk…

Today, I looked in the freezer and saw the cache of breastmilk that takes up the entire top shelf. I know there’s another stash downstairs in the chest freezer. I can’t bring myself to throw it away. This doesn’t make sense…My daughter has been thriving on formula for the past four months. She is happy,…

Better Me

I’m kind of on a self improvement kick. I’m officially dieting, I’m exercising more, I’m attempting to organize, and I’m trying to find ways to contribute more to the world.  I’m not sure where the motivation has come from… Maybe it’s just my way of filling the time that used to be taken over by…

TGIF

I’m 8 minutes away from breaking my “post every day in February” commitment.  Tonight was lovely. Went to a talk on Ignatian contemplative prayer that I really want to reflect further on. I know I haven’t shared much of my faith life here, but it is a big part of my life (and my obsessions)…