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There’s a lot of talk of rape and sexual assault in my Facebook feed thanks to the fact that we still have to explain what rape and sexual assault is to some people. You know who I’m talking about. As a woman, I am concerned. As a mom to sons, I have done my best…

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I can’t do it all, and that’s okay

It’s noon on a Saturday. Maura’s still in her pj’s, watching Phineas and Ferb, eating the lunch I made her. I’m wearing leggings. I brushed my hair. The kitchen needs cleaning – again. Maura’s room needs cleaning – again. The living room looks like the My Little Pony section of a toy store exploded in it…because…

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Fake it till you make it

I am not a naturally self-confident person. What I am confident about is being able to come up with 482 worst-case scenarios about how I’m going to fail at something so why bother even trying. Luckily, having embraced my anxiety, I also know that my ability to come up with worst-case scenarios is due to…

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