LGBTQ · Mental Health

Inviting People To Share in Your Grief

National Daughter’s Day was this week. While I don’t usually pay any attention to #hashtagholidays, this one caught me off guard. Suddenly, social media blew up with photos of the daughters of the people I follow. Captions highlighted why these daughters were so amazing or why their mamas loved them, or something funny or clever… Continue reading Inviting People To Share in Your Grief

LGBTQ

Inanimate Objects Are Broken, Not People

Just this week I was checking out a resource that a well-meaning person passed on to me. It’s a non-profit whose mission is to provide support for parents of, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Perfect, right? How thoughtful for this person to think of me when they met one of the people who founded… Continue reading Inanimate Objects Are Broken, Not People

Mental Health

Supporting Your Friend When Their Child Is In Crisis

During the past year, several close friends have reached out to me for support in regards to their teen and pre-teen children. After tender conversations, it was revealed that these young adults are struggling with depression or are in other areas of crisis. Because I have walked those roads and remember what the early days… Continue reading Supporting Your Friend When Their Child Is In Crisis

Organized and Productive Living

A Christmas Book Countdown : A Favorite Holiday Tradition

One of our family’s favorite holiday traditions is reading a holiday book each night during the month of December. I read about this idea when my children were little and I was trying to sort out some meaningful holiday traditions we could begin. As a lover of children’s books, the idea of a Christmas book… Continue reading A Christmas Book Countdown : A Favorite Holiday Tradition

Organized and Productive Living

Have an Organized Christmas with a Christmas Planner

  I used to reach the week of Thanksgiving feeling a dread in the pit of my stomach. I was excited to spend time with my family, sure. But I knew once the day was over, it was just a few short weeks until Christmas, and the stress of organizing all the things that needed to… Continue reading Have an Organized Christmas with a Christmas Planner

LGBTQ

Organization is a Form of Therapy, and It’s Cheaper.

Some people eat when they are stressed. Others turn to coffee, alcohol, or cigarettes. Some people choose to ignore their stress in the hopes that it will all go away. While I have been guilty of all these things in one form or another, my go-to solution for dealing with stress is cleaning and organization.… Continue reading Organization is a Form of Therapy, and It’s Cheaper.

Self Care

The Time Change: Adjusting to Daylight Savings

As we approach the end of Daylight Savings each year, social media blows up with opinions on this seemingly outdated practice. Who is collecting all the daylight, and what are they saving it for?, I wondered as I got up with my dog one morning at 4:30am. Dogs can’t read clocks, and a week out… Continue reading The Time Change: Adjusting to Daylight Savings

Organized and Productive Living

Organize All Those Papers (school or otherwise)

Take a look around the areas you spend the most time in. Are there piles of papers on your desk? Stacks of mail on the counter? School papers strewn across the dining room table? There is a reason why every organizational book, method, or guru mentions paperwork: we are overrun with it. From junk mail… Continue reading Organize All Those Papers (school or otherwise)