Cliff Diving

I am 10 years old. We are in a row boat, traveling across a man-made lake to the other side to do something that I’m terrified of: ...more

Guest Post: Dogs Are Assholes By Mia Fox

Image courtesy of Tina Phillips / When I first got Casey, my Westie, well-meaning friends would shake their head, cluck their tongue, and comment under their breath that I better watch out because, “Well…you know how Terriers can be.” No, I didn’t know and whatever they were referring to, they were obviously wrong because Casey was a dream dog. That is, until Bean came along, a half-Westie/half-Schnauzer who observed Casey’s behavior, and converted him overnight. When Huffington Post parenting blogger Sarah Fader wrote, “Three Year Olds Are A**Holes,” it propagated my own awareness and I realized that dogs can be a**holes too ....more

Carly And Home Slice Advice: Episodes 1-3

My cats are geniuses. They’ve been holding their wisdom back from the rest of the world…until today. Carly and her step-child Home Slice are now giving relationship advice ....more

Legos Destroyed My Self-Confidence

My 3 1/2 year old daughter was really excited yesterday. We were going to the toy store to get her very own Legos. You see, she had become accustomed to being told that she couldn’t play with her brother’s Legos since they were for big kids....more

Everyday Connect: The Secret to Success is Build Relationships

I’ve been looking for a full time job lately, and it’s not easy to find one. In some ways, being out of the job market for so long (taking time to raise my small children) makes me feel like a recent college graduate. I’m stepping into unknown territory ....more

There is No Normal

I’ve spent the majority of my life thinking: I want to be normal. I want to wake up, have my coffee and breakfast, go to work, see friends, and do stuff that normal people do. Except, I don’t do that ....more

My Kitten

I love my kitten. I got her when she was four weeks old. Sometimes she falls asleep sitting up and it looks like she’s meditating and it’s adorable ....more


When I was a child, I would often go to the grocery store with my mom. I remember her feeding me snacks to keep me busy. Sure, it was semi-distracting to munch on some crackers or pretzels or whatever, but nothing could fully prepare me from what was coming ....more

Perfection: A Childhood Game That Traumatized Me

I have lived with the memory of this childhood trauma for too long. It’s time to speak about what I experienced. I know there are others out there who can testify to having a similar experience ....more

I Don’t Have to Blog About It

There are some things I can’t write about in my life. So instead of talking about my life, I am going to put my energy, my feelings of being lost and my various emotions that I can’t talk about here into a novel. I came to this decision in therapy today ....more