Bladders and what matters

I actually don’t know how I haven’t broken by bladder by now. Vintage Chophouse had this dark intimate feel to it. I worked in the Tavern, which is otherwise known as the “bar” side of the fine dining restaurant. It was the only bar I ever worked at where servers were...

Boundaries and Banana Republic

My morning started with an angry demanding text from my mom to “answer her!” It was 8:30am so I was getting Magnus ready for school and hadn’t looked at my phone yet. Then it went down hill from there. She had decided that she was going shopping at Banana Republic and...

Triggers and self-compassion

I promised Magnus we could shovel our steep driveway before we left for school because we had our first dump of snow. Once we finished breakfast, packed Magnus’s lunch, and I had him dressed and ready to go, I slipped into the bathroom to put on my makeup. I don’t...

How to calm the Inner Critic

Magnus had his 5th birthday party this weekend. His real birthday is Wednesday. He’s an 11:11 baby, born the 11th day of the 11th month. I take this as a good sign, but I want to share something else with you. Birthday parties have been a source of anxiety for me...