Losing someone you love in death is heartbreaking, no matter how old you are. As adults, most of us have learned coping skills that can navigate us through the process of grief and healing. But children don’t have the life experience necessary to handle the process all by themselves.
There is nothing wrong with being an introvert. Introverts have wonderful and unique personality traits that make them interesting and exciting, as long as someone is willing to take the time to get to know them. And if they don’t, their loss. Am I right? Yes I am. That being said, I’ve decided to work on my social skills.
I’m a wallflower. I’ve been this way since I was young. I didn’t date as a teenager, and then in my early twenties, I married the second boyfriend I ever had. (My first boyfriend dumped me because he couldn’t get me to be more outgoing.) After I married, I gained a lot of self-confidence (thanks to encouragement from my husband.) …
When a sad song comes on the radio, and the words seem to speak to your soul, do you quickly turn it off? Or do you turn it up, listen closely, and let the tears fall? For me, the song is ‘Say Something’, sung by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera. The first time I heard it, I had to …
For single moms who have already been hurt a time or two, the idea of dating again can be scary. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly, and there are many things to consider. This is a HUGE life-changer, and one that could have very bad consequences for you and your kids if you don’t choose wisely.
As a single mom, it can be scary to think about dating or getting remarried. What if things don’t work out again? What if my kids get hurt again? For me, the question about dating came up after I’d been a widow for about a year.
An older gentleman, a friend of the family, leaned down and patted my ten-year-old son on the shoulder. ‘It’s up to you to take care of your mother now,’ he said. My son and I looked at each other- I shook my head slightly and gave him a little smile.
Yesterday, as I watered my flowers, I looked at my pecan tree and thought about wrapping my arms around it, squeezing it tightly, and giving it a huge bear hug. Knowing that might look strange to my neighbors, I did not give in to that urge.
Summer is here, and for parents like me, that means facing the constant challenge of keeping their only child from spending every spare moment on his device, playing a video game, or watching other people play video games.
My son and I spend a lot of time riding in the car. Both of us, introverts to the core, can literally ride an entire 70 mile trip to work without saying two words to each other. I’ve been having some mom-guilt feelings about this because, ideally, I could be using this time to get to know him