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If these quarantine times have offered any value at all, it’s the gift of time. AmIright? (Unless you’re a healthcare or retail worker, or hold any position that has been deemed essential, then you truly are a hero worthy of Tony Stark’s EDITH glasses.) But for the rest of us, we’ve been given the opportunityContinue reading “Starting Fresh, Starting Over”
It’s preached everywhere: “Believe, and it will happen.” “Trust and you will find.” “Try and you will succeed.” “You can be anything you want to be and more.” Once you get to a certain age you realize that’s all crap. Because, you know, when I was little, I believed I’d be an astronaut and goContinue reading “Why We Don’t Tell Our Kids They Can be Anything They Want”
I think I know why New Year’s resolutions don’t work. It’s because we expect change to be immediate.Like, we plan to lose thirty pounds next year. That’s great, but we’re just now coming out of a candy-crusted, cookie-frosted, eggnog-chugging month. Guys. We can’t go from heavy creamed-based mashed potatoes to carrot juice and Power barsContinue reading “Let’s Resolve for a Better 2018 (Yes, 2018)”
Alan Thicke’s passing leaves many of us reminiscing back to calmer, gentler evenings where the family gathered around the TV every night to watch the next installment of their favorite sitcom. And for many families that sitcom was Growing Pains. I wasn’t as invested in the show as I was others, but I can still hear snapshots of Dr.Continue reading “Who’s Your TV Daddy?”
I marvel at how open kids can be. My two-year-old son, for instance, will just go up to anyone at the park and hug them. The awkwardness never simmers. And my almost three-year-old daughter will become best friends with anyone that has hair the same length as her and smiles. When you’re a parent, youContinue reading “Breaking the Adult Shell”