In honor of Mental Illness Awareness week, I interviewed my 9-year-old daughter about her experience with a transient tic disorder, which is fairly common in elementary school age children. See my questions and her answers below. If you’d like to know more, about tics check out this CDC website. Q: What is a tic? A:... Continue Reading →

Loving details can be both exhausting and lonely. I’ve always been the one to jump into others’ attempts to tell stories by correcting minute details, ruining the story in the process. Because when I step back I realize they weren’t really messing up the story. They were giving it life. I’m not much of a... Continue Reading →

Alcohol has wreaked havoc on many, its impact leaving a stain throughout generations. Because of its impact on me personally, I talk very openly about it at home, in the hopes that my children will learn that alcohol should be consumed with caution. Because of this, my fifteen-year-old has approached me to say that she... Continue Reading →

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