Kinetic Sand is Evil

Buying kinetic sand was the worst idea I have ever had. Or rather, the worst request I've ever said yes to. I am the Play-doh mom. The science experiment mom. The finger paint and glitter mom. The cut-up-cardboard-to-build-a-ramp mom. I Pinterest craft ideas that are within my level of craftiness. I can't draw or cut... Continue Reading →

Respect My Boundaries

Self-care is often touted as luxurious bubble baths in claw foot tubs surrounded by a billion candles. It is also thought of in feminine terms. However, while a part of self-care can be luxuriating with wine and candles, there is so much more to it. Luckily, more people are talking about the truly essential aspects... Continue Reading →

Cheers!

In December 2018, I decided that my goal for 2019 would be to work on follow through. I love symbolism. Love having something in hand to remind me of my changes. I also really love mugs. So I went online and designed a mug that would remind me of my goal. Every time I drink... Continue Reading →

Stasis Kills

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Stasis is a period or state of inactivity or equilibrium. Short periods of stasis can be good. It gives you a chance to rest and get comfortable. Being in a constant state of flux is as exhausting as it is exhilarating. However, a lifetime of stasis is like living life... Continue Reading →

Get Out of My Head!

Photo by: Free photo 8569636 © Sklemin - Dreamstime.com Sometimes someone says something about you that ping-pongs in your head. Whether you agree with the statement or not, you can't stop thinking about it. It's like being caught in a revolving door with no way out and no emergency button. Over and over you hear... Continue Reading →

I am a Perfectionist

Hi, I’m Cece and I am a perfectionist. I did not know I was a perfectionist. In fact, secretly, deep in the recesses of my mind, longed to be a perfectionist because then I could fight my pack rat syndrome and have a clean and organized home, and I’d be much more productive. Perfectionists were,... Continue Reading →

Already Complete

Photo by Markus Spiske My love of romance novels started about four years ago. At the time, I think my drab life needed more spice. Okay, so to be honest I was reading erotic novels first... Then I started reading romance novels. Romance novels are famous for their HOAs. Happily Ever After. Book after book,... Continue Reading →

Have Confidence

What's wrong with being confident? Not a damn thing! Have confidence in yourself even when no one else does. Have faith in your ability when others are questioning them. Be consisent. Be tough. Follow through. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot... Continue Reading →

Remember Who You Are

June has been difficult; stressful. There's been lots of talking at me, about me, and around me. Lots of assumptions of who I am, what I know, and how much I am worth. One thinks I'm not worth the hype. Someone else believes I'm a possible threat to the project... My project. Another think's I'm... Continue Reading →

If you can’t be brave…

This (rebranded) (semi)repost is very timely for my family. Monster is done with the daycare he's attended for the last three years and he's starting camp this summer and school in the fall. Sunday night, it finally hit him. And the fears and tears came right before bed. He wasn't going back daycare. He didn't... Continue Reading →

Dads: Consistent and Present

Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna My father wasn’t present in my life for very long. He and my mom had long-standing martial issues that resulted in multiple separations, one before I was born, and two after. The divorce came when I turned six and so began a separation from my father as well. This isn’t... Continue Reading →

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