First of all, my hubby is the kindest. I'm so blessed to have found him. He has such a sweet heart and is so sensitive. Reminded me of my dad. Does he criticize me more than my dad? Ya! But what can we do. We've been living together for 6 years and raising a kid … Continue reading I Didn’t Always Go for Assholes
People from the outside love love love to judge people on how many kids they have. Honestly, myself included at times. We're all human y'all. And judging is part of that! I even judge myself, believe it or not! And if you've been following my blog, you'd know that to be true 😉 Well, this … Continue reading I Have 50 Children
“Ok, let’s go somewhere else.” Did that group of four women just leave the area at the very moment I arrived? Holy, shit! My worst fear has finally manifested! And it only took 35 damn years. Of course, my first reaction was to second guess my recent actions...Was it the F bomb I dropped a … Continue reading You Got This!
Sometimes it’s Kelly Clarkson, other times it's My Fair Lady. Taylor Swift had an interview once where she said she was afraid that when she was in a happy relationship she wouldn’t be able to write about break-ups anymore, which has always been her jam. When I heard this I immediately disagreed. Once we are … Continue reading The Rain in Pain is Anything But Plain
I don’t care what your actual job is. Or if you even have one at all. We are all directors and managers. “Ok, Gila, now your really going off the deep end.” It’s not such a crazy idea. Let me explain. As I’ve been meditating each morning (even if for 7 minutes!) I have reacquainted … Continue reading We are All Managers/Directors
In a recent conversation with a childhood friend we reminisced about how much we missed growing up. And how much more fun it was than the humdrum of adulthood. A bit later that day, I found myself in a sort of middle-school-type scenario. I got my period. But I didn’t have my supplies! Ahhhhh! The … Continue reading Connecting to Childhood Self: When Was the Last Time You Were Unprepared?
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate. Work gave me off but our family is Jewish so I don't have to cook a big feast today. Instead, I am using my time off to relax. Although I do appreciate all the Christmas lights and festivities abounding around me. Every year they are beautiful and heartwarming, as … Continue reading Day Off—Christmas Eve
When we started social distancing last week, I was confused. We decided on no playdates, but neighborhood walks seemed okay. We kept our distance when speaking to people, even my toddler daughter did. There was one time though that as we were chatting, a child picked up a bug, which my daughter soon after picked … Continue reading Differentiating Between My Inner Child and My Actual Child
Over the past decade I have read books and attended seminars about healing one's inner child. One time in the preschool classroom where I work, I was reminded of this concept. A child was crying and we were all getting frustrated about how to calm him down. And I realized that if this child were … Continue reading Inner Child Work: It’s Not You, It Was the Group Setting