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Regifting

At every life event, good or bad, my people show up. It may not be everyone each time and it may not look exactly as I imagined, but someone is there. In fact, it’s usually a whole lot of people. Some are family, some are friends, but at this point, those lines are pretty blurry.…

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The power of belief

Several weeks ago I undertook a writing project outside my comfort zone. Truthfully, it didn’t amount to much, but it involved my own content–not something I had written on behalf of someone else–and it made me feel vulnerable. I was nervous and unsure, but determined to soldier on. Intending to bolster my courage, I reached…

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If you can’t control your children

If you haven’t heard this, chances are you’ve thought something like it. If you can’t control your children… …you shouldn’t bring them in the first place.…you should take them out of here.…you’re going to have to leave. As parents, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to compel our kids to act appropriately.…

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New and improved

If you read my last post, Miss Labeled, you may have picked up that I’m starting to give more attention to my writing. Part of that included rejuvenating this blog, and I recommitted to Monday-through-Friday posts. I kept that up for a few weeks, and then I backed off. Why, you ask? I’ve been thinking.…

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Miss Labeled

It’s easy to sit on this side of the keyboard and write insightful anecdotes, but there’s always more beneath the surface. And once in a while, someone will challenge me on it. Recently I joined an online writers’ group and I love it. I feel validated, have a safe space to try new ideas, and…

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Live and learn

I screwed up. Again. And to make matters worse, my transgression fell in an area I supposedly know how to navigate: communication. After carefully choosing my words and even putting in a little extra effort (because that’s what friends do, right?) the response I received seemed a little…off. I could tell something was wrong, so…

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