The thing about adulthood that I never understood until now was the mind-numbing monotony of it all. The grown-up life I fantasized about when I was a child did not include things like buying tires for the car or re-caulking the tub or rolling the garbage cans down to the curb in the pouring rain. You can't escape adulthood; it's everywhere.
While I am no expert on life and continue to make 764.5 mistakes each and every day, here is a compilation of what I have learned and know to be true at the age of 33 (in no particular order of importance.)
To the surprise of many, the pop star is still standing and riding a streak of three straight #1 hits.
Since our wedding, quite a few people have made comments to us that they "feel bad" that it rained on our wedding day, or how "great" we were for handling it "despite the rain." Let me make one thing clear: September 12, 2015 was the single most perfect, fun, and love-filled day of my life, and I would not change one thing about it, especially not the rain.
When I told my kids we were planning to get a car with more seats, my three-year-old daughter said, "For our friends?" Yes, for our friends. And for grandparents. And for us. There you have it. We are getting a minivan and I am actually excited about it. I am just as shocked as you are.
"Crazy isn't being broken, or swallowing a dark secret. It's you or me... amplified."
It's too easy to forget that good people still exist in this world, especially with all of the scary things we see, read and hear in real life and through news.
Try the following five easy practices to start your morning out right.These short cuts to inner peace set the tone for a more positive day and create a more optimistic outlook.
He stands less than three feet tall and yet still I think about his future incessantly. Will he be a baseball player or an engineer? Will he be a picky eater or an adventure seeker? I don't know the answers to these questions but the one thing I can guarantee is that no matter what my little guy grows to love, I will always love him. I am after all his Mama. I'm the #1 women in his life, at least for now.
With all of the stress that comes with teaching, I think it's easy to forget all the amazing things I experience as a teacher that would never be the status quo in a "normal job."
Remember that feeling of excitement as a kid when Mom or Dad said these three words: "You've got mail!" Nowadays, those three words make me think about bills I need to pay, crap catalogs I need to recycle and Meg Ryan smirking at Tom Hanks.
We do so many things to try to make life more enjoyable. How about we just try to have more fun? Here are eight things you can do right now to get there in five minutes or less.
Bodies are such a gift, and the choices we make with them aren't always comfortable or easy. But they are deeply personal. To all the women out there, I hope you know: the only thing that will always be too small is the size of everyone else's perception of what your body should look like.
People may tell you that having kids will put stress on a marriage. And they are not wrong, it does. But after 23 years of (mostly) wedded bliss, I have learned that sometimes it's all in the way we look at things.
Remember my Friends, you never know why the person in front of your or behind you is there. No coincidence, but they just may be in need of you and whether it's simply a kind word or helping hand, YOU are needed -- YOU are important -- YOU can impact a person's life with the smallest act of kindness.
Just a little reminder: Who your friend does or does not sleep with is none of your business, nor does it dictate their worth as a human. Embracing your sexuality, whatever it may be, can be threatening to people. Eff those people... metaphorically speaking.