Common Misconceptions

The problem with a "trending topic" is that it is just that. It is suddenly every where. Saturating media outlets and news feeds for days. Our views become skewed. We believe that the world is ending. We share our deepest secrets. Our innermost demons. Our traumatic experiences. In depth. On public forums. In hopes of… Continue reading Common Misconceptions

Idle of Despair

"There are some things people don't deserve to know about you." Said with love from my honey and rolling around in my brain for months. I have debated discussing this topic. It's been written in my head a dozen times. I have jotted down the gist on multiple occasions. Each time, I have scratched it… Continue reading Idle of Despair

Oops, I Did It Again

Damn it, y'all {and no, I am not southern, but the twang has a certain ring to a writer} this political biz-niss is making it real hard for a midwest blogger to keep quiet.   Donald Trump.  Woah, who just got angry from reading that first line?  But, if we are going to be fair,… Continue reading Oops, I Did It Again

Open Arms

I am not one who particularly enjoys posting on a 'hot to trot' topic like the ones currently trending on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; but I feel that I have no choice given the hatred being spewed in oh- so -many directions. There are some days where I just want to ignore the news outlets… Continue reading Open Arms

True Story

Not every story of turmoil and discrimination is a major one.  Some set the tone for adulthood and some just remind us that prejudices exist.  Mine is the latter. I am an American citizen born and {mostly} raised in the United States; more specifically, middle America.   Born to an American mother and Kuwaiti father. I… Continue reading True Story

Where We Are

My children will usually have simultaneous tantrums.  It's like dominoes; they set each other off and down we go.  Melt-downs range from fighting for candy at breakfast to late night video game rendezvous. During these times I have an internal battle: cave and get some {momentary} silence or adamantly maintain my stance and teach them… Continue reading Where We Are