The Big But Complex

The Big But Complex

Being a parent makes a person highly aware. Aware of middle-of-the-night breathing, the size of the cut-up carrot chunks, the ingredients in fruit snacks. It also makes us highly aware of our own behavior, and if you’re me, your flaws. There’s one, in particular, that I like to call the “But Complex.”

When We Fail Our Children

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  A very wise and insightful friend made a statement to me a few years ago, and I’ve never forgotten it.

Wordless Wednesday: The challenges of this new life

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Life is different now. Every day, I make a list. At the end of every day, I find myself frustrated by all the things left on it. I’m failing. Work is piling up. Mail is piling up. Emails need to be answered. And the vegetables don’t wait. As I stand by my sink, snipping the… [read more]

The State of Affairs: One Month Later… {Part 2}

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(If you missed Part 1, read it here.) You’ve gotta understand…this is about so much more than my job.┬áThis whole identity thing, the anxiety, the depression, the stupor, the disconnectedness…it’s huge. This might be the biggest turning point in my entire life thus far, and I’ve been lost trying to figure it out. So, for… [read more]

The State of Affairs: One Month Later… {Part 1}

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So, it’s been a whole month now. I think it’s safe to say that when it comes to Kid Town, I’ve reached full immersion. Know how I figured that out? I woke up one morning, not too many days ago, slipshod after about 4 hours sleep, and decided that yesterday’s makeup looked OK enough that… [read more]