My father passed away suddenly when I was 21. That was almost 13 years ago. Father's Day has been weird ever since. Well, every day has been weird ever since. This year though, instead of memorializing my father on Father's Day—or more commonly, ignoring Father's Day altogether—I posted something on Facebook that celebrated small things … Continue reading Father’s Day, Remembering Dad
Recently the preschool where I work gave a talk on sensory processing and self-regulation. I still have a lot to learn about these topics as it relates to preschoolers—as well as, as it relates to me! These lessons are giving me extra insight and self-awareness. A greater vocabulary with which to understand my own psyche … Continue reading A Lesson on Self-Regulation and Sensory Processing
As the adult-coloring-book trend shows, adults need crafts to keep them sane. Drawing makes me feel like a kid, but that doesn't mean it's intended ONLY for kids. Giving myself time to draw reminds me to hold on to other aspects of childhood that I may have lost over the years: living in the moment … Continue reading Arts and Crafts: For Adults Too!
I always found doing health fairs challenging as a nutritionist. I loved educating people—but putting together an oak tag presentation, not as much. And making healthy salad samples to give out—also challenging. I am a verbal person. I love to talk. I love to write. When I completed a food pyramid project for my first … Continue reading Exercising Another Part of My Brain: Arts and Crafts
An acquaintance of mine recently asked me if I have any previous experience in education prior to working at the preschool this past year. I listed a few of my related experiences off the top of my head. While doing this I realized that I really do have a lot of experiences, so later on … Continue reading Keeping Track of Your Achievements: ALL of Them!
June 6th used to be my workaversary. I worked as a pediatric outpatient dietitian of a hospital. It was my first job as a dietitian and very much the type of dietetic work I had aspired to do. I had volunteered there as well as at the sister hospital over the previous months and then … Continue reading What’s in a Date?
I haven't been sleeping well these past few nights and I can't even blame my toddler daughter. She, thank G-d, has been sleeping through the night for many months now. This week we are moving from our apartment to a house. We are renting—which is less overwhelming an undertaking than buying—but nonetheless it is a … Continue reading With Transition Comes Anticipation
A few weeks ago I recited the Friday night Jewish prayer of Kiddush, sanctifying the Sabbath. My husband usually says it, but I was going to bed extra early so I said it for myself (I pass out early on weekends too ever since I became a mom and have a perpetual 6 am wake … Continue reading Remembering My Father’s Recitation of the Kiddush Blessing
Paying bills was always a tedious time of the weekend in my home growing up. So I feel guilty when I go online and it is so much more effortless a task (other than the working to pay said bills part). I always had this image of myself struggling with the same serious adulthood task … Continue reading Paying Bills