Once I fully understood the connection between my mental health and creativity, it changed my life.
We assumed she’d lost the ring at school, as she’d admitted to taking it off. I wondered if I should have just left it safely in my jewelry box.
We started giving our kids allowance when they were four and six: $4 per week for our four-year-old daughter, and $6 per week for our six-year-old son. One dollar per year of age, we figured, was pretty reasonable.*** ***It eventually (quietly) got downgraded to… Continue Reading “Why we gave our kids debit cards”
Four years into being an elementary school parent, it finally happened: I opened a report card that mortified me. Our son’s report card was packed with WDs (Well Developed) and glowing comments about how he’s “confident” and “compassionate” and “knows what he has to… Continue Reading “Rocked by the report card”
It’s always scarier at night. This is what I try to remind myself when my anxiety is spiraling out of control in the middle of the night because one of the kids is really sick. Throwing up is awful, but not worrying because I… Continue Reading “It’s always scarier at night”