Random Ramblings

Changing our Family’s Story

Do you see that tiny "dot" out on the water? How about now? That's my cousin, brother-in-law, younger cousins, nephew, other cousins friends, and my teenage child...all out tubing on my cousin's boat. Why does that matter? Because I realized tonight that my sister and I changed our family's story. We are NOT our mother. We… Continue reading Changing our Family’s Story

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Life After Forty, Random Ramblings

Happy Feet? Dealing with Foot Pain and Fear.

Yesterday's experiment went so well, I went ahead and bought a set of sleep supports to wear on my feet at night: I'm not sure if these are better or worse than what else is out there. They were soft and comfortable to wear until three in the morning, and then my body tried to… Continue reading Happy Feet? Dealing with Foot Pain and Fear.

Baby Steps, Family Photos, Life, Random Ramblings

Don’t be yourself. No really, don’t.

When I was a little girl, I was told "just be yourself," as if this were a magic wand fix for all of life's troubles. You don't have any friends? Just be yourself! You're a weird, awkward kid? Just be yourself! You dress funny and the kids push you to the ground at recess? Just… Continue reading Don’t be yourself. No really, don’t.