Be The Light

August 12, 2014

Some of you know that one of my freelance jobs is as an entertainment news writer. By now you’ve probably heard that Robin Williams died yesterday. He took his own life following a serious and prolonged battle with depression. When my professional and personal worlds collide like this, it’s hard for me not to stand […]

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Invisible Loss

August 6, 2014

It’s been a year since we said goodbye to my dad. A year ago today. I dreamed about him on Sunday. He was only there for a second, but he was there, greeting someone with a smile on his face, introducing himself, hunched over slightly to mask his height. And then I woke up and […]

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Dear Joshua, On Your First Day of Kindergarten

August 4, 2014

Dear Joshua, Today you started Kindergarten. I always fret and worry about you and big changes in your life, and man, this year is going to bring a few of those. Kindergarten feels like such a big deal, a much bigger deal than any change we’ve weathered so far. You feel so big and yet […]

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First Day of Kindergarten (Free Printable!)

August 3, 2014

You guys. My baby boy, the pioneer child, the one who taught me what it means to be a mom is starting Kindergarten. Tomorrow. (It won’t bother me one bit if you pin this. Nope. Not one bit.) Tomorrow I will have pictures and a letter/wishes for him to post here, because parts of this […]

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Spill It

August 2, 2014

In case you haven’t looked at a calendar, it’s August. AUGUST. Fall is upon us, school is starting (Monday!), and our busy, too short, blink-and-you-miss-it summer is done. Just like that. I didn’t blog at all in July and at first I didn’t care. Didn’t even notice. I was too busy doing and being and […]

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Climb Out of the Darkness

June 25, 2014

I will never forget the relief I felt the first time someone looked at me and said “Miranda, you’re depressed. This is depression.” In that moment, my moods, the sadness, anger, rage, all of it, had a place. Slowly, with therapy, dedication to getting better, and through the twists of fate which started me on […]

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Dads, Don’t Date Your Daughters

June 20, 2014

There’s a video making the rounds on Facebook right now about a husband who’s about to go on the most important date of his life…but not with his wife! SCANDALOUS! He gets all dressed up and a friend asks if he’s nervous. “Yes!” he says, as he ties his tie. “It’s been a long time,” replies his […]

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5 Tips for Better Sleep (Sponsored)

June 16, 2014

This is a Type-A Parent paid post to discuss sleep issues, and to share a new insomnia resource from the National Sleep Foundation. Dan has often joked that if the average person needs 7 hours of sleep a night, I need 14. He’s right. I’m a total grump without enough rest. I love sleep. There’s […]

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Climb Out Of the Darkness 2014

June 10, 2014

It’s time to Climb Out of the Darkness in Atlanta, y’all. 1 in 7 mothers will suffer from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. And that’s only the number of moms who actually seek help. Because of the stigma associated with mental illness, and with postpartum mental illness in particular, and because of the lack […]

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Legos Behavior Chart (Free Printable!!)

June 5, 2014

We are 3.5 days into summer vacation. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I have successfully determined the need for some sort of behavior modification plans approximately 6.5 weeks earlier than I discovered the usefulness of such a device last summer. The bad news is that I need some sort […]

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