Trust Falls and Rage-o-Meters: Classifying Toddler Tantrums

To the man who hit on me today while my son was going into a paroxysm of total toddler rage: Are you insane? Who does that? Why are you attempting to make small talk–as my son screams while attempting a death roll in his stroller? What part of that made you think it was a good time to … Continue reading

15 Tips on Having a Successful Pregnancy with Lupus

For those of you have been following my blog for awhile now, you know I’ve shared my experiences of being pregnant while having lupus (here’s just one). Staying healthy during pregnancy while keeping lupus symptoms at bay remains a hot topic that a lot of women with lupus are concerned about. The following article was … Continue reading

Attracting Happy with Happy

As promised, here’s the follow-up to my original post about Supreme Happiness. My first goal was to focus on cultivating the habit of surrounding myself with other happy people. Here’s how it went: This was challenging because I’m a stay-at-home mom, and let’s be honest, I don’t spend a lot of time with people other than my … Continue reading

A Room of My Own

In A Room of Ones Own, Virginia Woolf writes about the importance of having a private place to write, and she notes how it’s nearly impossible for most women to accomplish this. And despite the passage of time, it seems that not much has changed. I’m finding it difficult to find the time and the … Continue reading

Vacations, or Activities I Used to Enjoy before Having a Baby

vacation with baby

Living with my husband and our baby out of state from our respective family and friends makes visiting rare, pricey, and challenging. Yet, we get homesick and want our son to know his family beyond just his mom and dad, so we purchase the tickets and pack our bags two to three times a year. … Continue reading

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