Grieving at Christmas
Happy birthday, ma!
“Have yourself a merry little Christmas…. let your heart be light” Well, I can’t; my heart just isn’t merry. The pleasure of stressing about the timeline of the Advent traditions has to wait. The grocery list. The recipes and baking. The gift list. The Christmas cards. All will have to wait. My heart is not there. […]
Addicted to Violence: From Toxic Punishment to Healthy Discipline
Her: Do you want coffee? Me: Always. Her: of course. I️ don’t know why I even ask. Really, this is a great conversation starter, if you ask me. My mom is the best. I’m sure you haven’t heard that before. But let me tell you, she is. She’s a nurse and puts up with all […]
“why did you do that? Why? Why? Why? I’m going to thpank you!.. yeow! Ptew! Woosh!” “nooooo, I’m sowwieee, don’t thpank me!” “I’m gonna thpank you! Yeow! Pew!” …. That was my daughter’s play time. Mommy dinosaur was spanking baby dinosaur. I sat down on the floor and sobbed. Ever since my kid turned […]