Why I’m raising soft kids.

Originally posted on Choosing Kind:
Life, recently. Sweet mother of all that is holy and good, you guys, my heart has been so weary. It feels like my skin is flipped inside out and I’m staring wide-eyed directly into the blazing hot sun during hurricane-grade winds that just will not let up. So many of…

Just some things I’m thinking

Ok, so I haven’t written anything in a while so I decided I’d write something just to have written something.  Maybe if I keep this up for a while I’ll get in the habit of writing.  So don’t expect anything extra awesomely amazingly amazing today. To be honest, I really do like writing I just…

The Truth About True Love (#dontGiveElsaAGirlfriend)

  So lately there’s been this thing going around the internets trying to convince Disney to make Elsa a lesbian (or bisexual) and give her a girlfriend.  The argument goes that doing so would be encouraging and supportive to girls who really are lesbians or bisexual because they would have representation in what is probably…

My Old Frenemy

Depression is a real thing.  As much as I’d like to pretend it is not real it is really, truly, real.  Worse than that it is something I have to personally deal with.  Most of the time I try to convince myself that this is “normal.” I try to pretend that it is just the…

My Precious

I love my daughter unconditionally. She is only five and sometimes she can be frustrating and annoying and stubborn and, well, you probably get the picture. Still, she’s 100% awesome all the time.

[REPOST] My Emancipation From American Christianity

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:
I used to think that it was just me, that it was my problem, my deficiency, my moral defect. It had to be. All those times when I felt like an outsider in this American Jesus thing; the ever-more frequent moments when my throat constricted and my heart raced and my stomach turned.…

So here I am…

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged which I do find frustrating but I really can’t complain since I have no one but myself to blame. I really do like blogging but I keep making excuses not to do so. It usually goes like this: I sit down to write a blog post. I…

[REPOST] Mental Health: Why I am an Advocate

Originally posted on The Lady Eve Sidwich:
It’s no secret that I am an advocate for Mental Health Awareness; I’ve sort of made it my goal to promote awareness and education on the subject. Mental Health has had a pretty bad reputation since, well people first learned to speak. It’s been associated and portrayed in…

[REPOST] Anxiety: It’s not just “Worrying”

Originally posted on The Lady Eve Sidwich:
Many people seem to brush anxiety off, saying it’s nothing but “overreacting” or “worrying.” People treat it not as an illness, but as something for someone to just “get over.” The National Institute of Mental Health states that “Anxiety Disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18…

[REPOST] What its like to Live with Depression

Originally posted on The Lady Eve Sidwich:
This is an older article that I had published in the local newspaper, it’s something that I thought I still should share. First of all, I am not sad. I hate it when people make the assumption that just because I have depression I’m sad all the time…

My thoughts on Banned Books Week (circa 2009)

Here is an essay I wrote for a college composition class in 2009.  I still feel this way. ============================= They are part of America: Why library censorship should be prevented. By Daniel Max, 03/19/2009 Whether it is reading about history, checking out a classic by Mark Twain, or doing research for a school assignment, the…