Traumatic Dentist Appointment and a Loving Husband

Filed Under: Life, Mental Health

When I was in college, my wisdom teeth started bothering me. Despite how loud I can be, I actually have a small mouth and my teeth are more crowded than a car full of clowns right before the big reveal. I knew the teeth would have to come out; all of my friends had theirs cut ...

Cleaning the Kids’ Rooms

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retro cleaning

When I was younger, my mom threatened to throw away all of the stuff that was left on the floor in my room. This happened a couple of times and one time she actually tossed the stuff. A few other times, she just bagged the stuff up and scared the crap out of me. While I ...

Wherein I Beat On Tucker and Had a Painful, Bad Day

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Yucky baby face

After getting surgeried, I took my pain meds like a good surgeried person. As one does. Unfortunately, the first prescription wasn't enough and I had to call and get more.  I was quite disappointed in myself.  The pain's gotten a lot better (It was mostly a gross ache, anyway.), I quit taking the meds and even had ...

My Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Story…Complete with Gifs!

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My hand after Carpal Tunnel Release surgery

Friday I had my first major panic attack complete with cold sweats, racing heart rate and general freaking the hell out.  When I had my emergency induction with Cara back in '06, a nurse with about as much skill with a needle as a lobotomized polar bear on crack (LPBoC) shoved an IV into the side ...

Surgery Tomorrow

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Remember when I wrote that post about "getting shocked tomorrow?" Yeah, I forgot about it, too. And forgot to respond to Julie's comment. Because I suck. Sorry, Julie. Anywho. I'll get to the hand thing here in a sec but first I want to talk about the raging headache I've had all day. I'm talking the most ...

3 New Year’s Cleaning Resolutions

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mr clean liquid muscle

This New Year cleaning resolution tips post is brought to you by as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. Well, maybe these aren't so much resolutions as they are a (somewhat) well-formulated plan of attack (PoA). A New Year's resolution just seems like something you except to break. Everyone makes them. No one ...

I’m Getting Shocked Tomorrow

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network neurons

Like shocked-shocked. Literally.  With electricity. I'm not down for the shock thing. Ever.  No, I do not want to put my tongue across your battery. (That's not a euphemism though it totally should be.) Once is enough for me, thanks.  That hot wire around your pasture? I am not touching it to see if it's hot. Feel free to do that ...

That One Time I (Kinda) Had Cancer

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One morning, when I was 14, I was quite rudely awakened by a knife in my stomach.  At least that's what it felt like.  I don't know how long I laid on the tiny, black and white tiles in my bathroom with nothing on but my birthday suit and just sweat. Buckets and buckets of sweat.  If I moved, ...

It’s Not OK To Let Your Dog Run Loose and You’re an Asshole If You Do

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I have lots of feels tonight, people so you're basically going to serve as my best-friend/therapist/sounding board/something. Just listen. Err...read. And if you're feeling all TL:DR, you can get to the main point by clicking here. This is a rather long, ranty, gif filled post of awesome but I know some of you can't handle ...

20 Things Every #Gifted Child Needs To Know…and Probably Everyone Else, Too

Filed Under: Gifs, Giftedness, Life, Mental Health, School
Nervous kid gifNervous kid gif

When you’re a gifted, worrying, perfectionist seven year old kid, sometimes all that worry can literally make you sick. I figured listing out the things that WERE going to happen (but maybe she was worried they wouldn’t) would give Cara, my kid, a few less things (20, actually) to stress over. Seems to be working. Maybe it’ll work for you, too. Even if you’re not a seven year old girl.