What Nobody Tells Us About Parenthood

If I could go back to when I was a new mother and tell my younger, less experienced self anything, it would be that even veteran mothers often feel like failures. We learn from our children as we ~ and they ~ age, but there are still times when we find ourselves at a complete … Continue reading What Nobody Tells Us About Parenthood

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What They Don’t Tell You About Moving Away From Home

When I was in my late teens / early 20's, I couldn't wait to leave Louisiana. I wanted to live in England. I thought it would be cool to have a slight British accent. I wanted to absorb as much of the British culture as possible and come back home an honorary Brit, just so … Continue reading What They Don’t Tell You About Moving Away From Home

Finding the Courage To Share Your Story

"How do you share such personal, detailed information in your blogs?" I admit, it was terribly daunting at first, particularly after going to great lengths to hide my online posts from my ex-husband. He took immense pleasure in using such information against me and it took me a long time to feel comfortable with writing … Continue reading Finding the Courage To Share Your Story

How To Replace Hate With Love

We don't say it enough. Maybe to our family and close friends, we do, but what about to those we haven't seen in a while? Today, I saw a tweet that encouraged everyone to text 5 people "I love you" and, without hesitation, I decided to do it. I chose 5 people I thought needed … Continue reading How To Replace Hate With Love

How Our View Of Success Defines Our Legacy

 SUCCESS - (n.) The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. a. The attainment of fame, wealth, or social status. A person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains fame, wealth, etc. {archaic} The good or bad outcome of an undertaking. "Success" means different things to different people. It's how each of us defines success that dictates the … Continue reading How Our View Of Success Defines Our Legacy

The View From Outside

“Please join us.” “Welcome to our group!” “Come sit at our table!” The invitations are simple enough to say but, sadly, there are many who never hear them. Ever. Do the lucky ones ever notice the “lost” people often referred to as the “loners”? Do they even see the ones who always seem to sit … Continue reading The View From Outside

Motherhood: Not For the Faint-Hearted

Yesterday, while I was cooking dinner, I received a text message that no mother should ever receive. It was from my son who was working at the local supermarket and all it said was... "I'm scared, mum." He's okay. It turns out, there was a shooting at the gas station in the parking lot and, … Continue reading Motherhood: Not For the Faint-Hearted

2017 In Review {A Little Late} & What’s In Store for 2018

First of all, a belated Happy New Year to all of my dear Writeful Mind readers. I hope everyone had a safe, happy New Year celebration. December, for the past several years, has been a month of extreme highs and lows. My mother's birthday is during the first week and I find it very challenging to get … Continue reading 2017 In Review {A Little Late} & What’s In Store for 2018

Record Your Life: A New Journal Idea!

If you anything like me, you will: want every journal in existence, even if you have no idea of what to write in them all; be overly ecstatic when you find a really good idea for journaling; want to share your great idea with other journalers so they can do it too! I want to … Continue reading Record Your Life: A New Journal Idea!

How To Deal With Uncompromising Right-Fighters

This morning over breakfast, Chris and I were talking about past experiences with uncompromising people in positions of power. He told me about the time he was working in a retail camera store ~ a lady came in and asked for help with a self-serve machine. The store was empty and there were 3 other … Continue reading How To Deal With Uncompromising Right-Fighters