Tag Archive for 'emotional wellness'

My friend Monica at High Heels and High Chairs (Do you read her blog? You should.) posted a link to the story about Facebook’s “research” on whether news feeds affect what users post. Monica said it reminded her of our social media trigger discussion. It’s almost too much to bear, is it not? I mean, we’ve […]

She Forgot

I purposely signed my big kids up for a precious few activities this summer. I wanted to spend time with them doing fun things instead of sending them off to have fun without me and (and this is a big and) all of those activities are expensive. So far we’ve enjoyed a trip to my […]

It’s astounding when you stop to consider the revolution that social media has spawned. We organize our lives differently now compared to a mere five years ago. Our sources of information have profoundly changed. How we relate to peers, loved ones and strangers is unique as compared to any other time in human history. And, […]

Explore More : May 23rd

Although most area schools release for the year this week, we’ve still got one more week to go. Well, we have Monday off for Memorial Day. So, Maysanity continues, although with baseball and dance done, things have calmed a bit. You know what calms me down? Watering my little garden. I think I’ve mentioned, we […]

Explore More : May 16th

Last week, the head of school at my kids’ school announced at our weekly assembly that there were only three more weeks remaining in the year. The kids cheered. The parents gasped. As Rusty, the dad of one of my son’s pals, said, “There’s a lot of culmination going on in those three weeks, folks.” […]

I was up with Little A three times last night between the hours of eleven and five, and then up for good with her at 5:15. It’s one of those days where cogent thoughts are not forming in the brain. Bear with me and I will toss some goodies your way, though. Just remember to […]

Letting It Go

What parent among us is not suffering from lunacy on this Presidents’ Day, 2014? If you are on the east coast, you have likely endured an above average number of “snow days,” and I use the term loosely because it is not a foregone conclusion here in the ATL that a snow day will actually […]

Happy Valentine’s Day! We in Atlanta are releasing a collectively held breath, as the winter storm that paraded through our city this week ended up being less disastrous than anticipated. After a day of icy precipitation, we awoke yesterday to a lovely blanket of snow. I took a wonderful walk and definitely used some muscles […]

I had gotten into one or two law schools, was wait listed at another, and hadn’t heard from my dream school, The University of Texas at Austin. I was at home with my parents, as it must have been Christmas break, and was probably whining about not having heard from UT. My dad was having […]

I turned forty last month, and shortly after my birthday, I had an amazing conversation with some of my Sunday class regulars just after the class had ended. (Incidentally, why are post-workout conversations so fabulous? Is it that we know we should be elsewhere, moving on with our day? Is it the rush of endorphins […]