Taming The Alpha

Greetings! The time is now 2am.  Approximately 2hrs ago, I was in the kitchen talking to my husband about life and our entire home went pitch black.  Total silence rushed past my ears where I once heard the lullaby machine soothing our baby to sleep.  Immediately I was rattled, frozen in a non-reactive panic mode. …

I am a HORRIBLE writer!”

“I am a HORRIBLE writer!” There! I’ve finally proclaimed my truth, I feel so liberated. So free from the expectations of my next great entry. I’m now free to miss typos, commit grammatical felonies, be defensive about being offensive but most of all….I’M FINALLY FREE TO WRITE!! I locked myself in a box long ago…

“The Tortoise and the Hare” (the fear of jealousy)

Just because someone started before you (or passed you) doesn’t necessarily mean that they are ahead of you.  Many of us can think of at least one person who seems to be excelling while you’re left behind.  They may have finished school on time, they seem to have a great job, they appear financially stable,…

Death Becomes Her…& (the fear of submission)

My best guess is that I was a teenager when I first saw the movie “Death Becomes Her”, I was so intrigued that I must have watched it at least ten times in a row.  I found the movie to be haunting, funny and it said so much about vanity.  But the idea of death…

“How much did your child(ren) cost?” (the fear of going broke)

It’s really awkward when you find yourself “shopping” your baby’s delivery around to find the most cost effective care for you and your baby.  Unfortunately, this is the situation we now find ourselves in.  I’m nearly in my 4th month of pregnancy, my husband and I are making plans for our pending parenthood but what we…

“First Time for EVERYTHING” (the fear of new life)

Aside from actually witnessing a birth, I was still a blank slate as it related to pregnancy…well that all ended 15wks and 3days ago. When I tell you that pregnancy has caused me to realize and confront my own personality head on, that’s no exaggeration.

“NEW reality” (the fear of parenthood)

Once I came to grips with reality, I convinced myself that a life without children of my own would not become my regret but rather my choice. I decided to chose not to have children, as opposed to being told they were out of my reach.