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Plan B isn't failure

Life at its most comfortable is when everything goes according to plan.  Family and friends play supportive roles in your life, plans are made and carried out, therapy is scheduled and your relationship with your therapist is one of trust and admiration, medication is on point, all issues and illnesses are handled and life is going well.  As lovely as that sounds, anyone outside a movie or a well written book doesn’t actually have any of those things in apple-pie order.

Feeling Overwhelmed

In our corner of the world we sit at our desk, typing at our computer after a morning filled with exercising before the sun peaked out, helping with school lunch packing, drinking coffee and driving to several school drop offs.  Living in a state where masks are being hotly contested it feels like an uphill battle both ways keeping our children safe and healthy, which leads us to feel overwhelmed and scared for the future.  Also, we feel generally out of the loop with all conversations and news regarding Afghanistan and the US withdrawing troops.  It has come to our attention

Face Masks, School and Mental Health

Before COVID-19 was a part of our everyday life, “wearing a mask” was a term in the mental health community regarding someone being fake, putting on a good show while internally not doing well or being dishonest.  Now, it is a necessary tool to keep ourselves and others safe from Covid and it is hard to remember what it was like not to wear it everytime we leave the house.  We now have amassed a nice array of colors and styles and they all reside in the tray of our car’s console.  They make regular trips to the washing machine and then get marched right back to their spot so

Powerful Words

In life there are some pretty powerful words that once uttered will stay with us forever, here are just a few:
 
  • Your baby is healthy
  • You have Cancer
  • I’m Sorry
  • Will you Marry Me?
  • It’s Over
  • I regret to inform you…

Self Care

Some families had Friday Night Football and sports to bond them.  Your author grew up in the most unsporty family possible.  We didn’t play sports until our teenage years and Tennis was sort of foisted upon us.  We didn’t grow up watching sports either, except for a compilation video of the greatest Ice Skaters from the 80’s and 90’s someone must have gifted us.  So it has been a learning experience and a joy to watch my children embrace their father’s love of swimming.  Becoming a swim parent is manageable, we sweat, scream and take videos, check and done.  It

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