Donning the Metaphorical Mask
We have been brought to a time in our history that wearing a physical mask has become a normal everyday occurrence. It also begs the question of whether or not we feel more comfortable leaving our metaphorical mask behind.
Raising An Empath
Of my 5 children, I have 2 strong empaths, my now 19-year-old daughter and my 6-year-old son. As an empath myself, I could tell by the emotions and anxiety in my children, but it was hard to see for others. My daughter has always been amazingly brilliant in many ways, but the poor girl can walk into a room with someone who is upset, and she absorbs their energy so strongly her mood immediately changes. She is powerful, but she lets the emotion become her emotion. I think we have all struggled with that.
A Letter For You
Dear you, I find myself watching you without trying to, Watching you as you go about your day. I see you struggle and the smile you force too,
Why Your "God" and I Are Not On Speaking Terms
No doubt a highly controversial subject, in most cases, you have clicked to read either because the title angered you or because you have felt the same. The few in the lower percentiles that are just here to see the shit show ensue... wish me luck.
Why YOU Can Not Stop Writing
Now that I am getting more proactive in public writing instead of nursing novels that have not met the public eye, I am joining writing and blogging groups on social media also. As a normal response to find like minds and find what works for the masses, I find this task somewhat demeaning and unbearable sometimes. Not because of the individuals but because of the masses that take the liberty to decide and judge all too clearly what they think I would like to read.
The Messy Truth
When originally starting The Un-Traditional Mother, my goal was not only to let everyone struggling know they are not alone but was also to shed some ugly truths. So many people and celebrities glamorize parenting that it can lead your brain to believe that you are not enough. After all, when the facts come out and the cameras are off, sometimes parenting is not exactly... well, it's messy.
Through The Eyes Of My Child
When I began working from home and building my business, I worried just like any parent about its effect on my children. A known helicopter mom and minor hypochondriac, I didn't let them far from arms reach. Without my focus completely on them, I was curious as to how we would manage. Without a bubble-wrapped room and a maid at our beck and call, I assumed it would be disastrous.
For The Love Of Loki
For as long as I possibly could, I had held steady on the fact our home did not need a dog. Two little boys that lit up if they saw a dog walking down the street and a husband that would buy an entire zoo just to make them smile disagreed with me regularly about this fact.