• What 10 days without caffeine looks like.

    November 27, 2011

    The therapist said that I should have very limited, preferably no, caffeine until we get the anxiety under control. He said that is a major factor in reducing it. I remember thinking, “Ok, no biggie. It’s not like I’m addicted or anything. And Starbucks has decaf everything. Easy.” WRONG.

  • I wish I could say it’s all better.

    November 18, 2011

    Saw the therapist yesterday. I have anxiety. Big time. I also have PTSD. Which I didn’t believe because I’ve never been in a war, saw someone die, get shot, etc. But the therapist said that because the past 6 years in our home have been so traumatic in many ways, and we’ve just moved on…

  • Parenting Between the Extremes

    September 12, 2011

    I hate even writing this, but I can’t imagine there aren’t a few moms out there in the same boat and I need some help. And really, if you’re sitting here reading while smirking and thinking, “I knew she would one day,” please leave. Friday I smacked Bella across her bare bottom.

  • Small Obsessions

    August 30, 2011

    “Uh oh, sa?” “Ball.” The words I hear more than any others during the day. Bella has been totally, and completely obsessed with fans since she was just a few months old. And one of her very first words was “Sa” which means fan. (Don’t ask, we don’t know why either) She simply adores them.…

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