Why Trigger Warnings Are So Important

The other day, for the first time in my mental health journey, I understood, fully, what it felt like to be triggered. Really triggered. I attended a workshop on mental illness that did not come with a trigger warning. Of course, prior to my attending I did not know I would need a warning. I…

Spring Cleaning with Netflix

I can smell it. Spring. And cat litter; but if I open the windows the cat litter smells like spring too. With spring comes organization, cleaning, and tidying up our spaces. Getting things spik and span. Why should our Netflix accounts be any different? Throughout the year our lists become jumbled with suggestions based on…

Promoting Strong Female Leads with Netflix

When I became a mother I knew I wanted to provide a safe and fun home for my child but I hadn’t given much thought to the pressures of society, gender roles, what being a parent meant, or how my thoughts, actions, and self doubts played a role in who my would child become. When…

Closure…tied up

Why did you do this? Why didn’t your husband do this? He’s weak! He’s selfish! He’s afraid! He doesn’t support you! No.  Wrong.  Ultimately the decision to have my tubes “tied” this past week (although this is far from what happens and if that is what truly happened it would have been much more pleasant)…

Cheater Cheater Netflix Watcher!

I dimmed the lights and hushed the butterflies in my stomach. I knew what I was doing was wrong but the rush sweeping me off my feet was worth it. I rapidly set the mood with the hopes of not disturbing the perfect atmosphere, grabbed a light snack and drink, then went to get into…

Looking for Gloom and Doom?? Netflix has you Covered!

My daughter is at a weird age right now. She loves cartoons but also is kind of getting into the tween shows that make you want to stab yourself in the eye at first, but once you watch a few you realize you’re dedicated to the characters and want to watch even when your child…

Reflecting on Social Media and Teens

Being an adolescent wasn’t easy for me, I went through puberty in the 90s before the internet, makeup tutorials, hair straighteners, and cover up that matched your skin tone. While I was going through the unfortunate phase of growing out my mushroom cut perm my friends and I owned our new blemishes, bad hair days, and…

Bring on the Jolly!

Christmas is three days away. I says pardon? Did you say three? Seriously, my pay check needs to sort it self out around this time of year and get on track with when the Baby Jesus makes his arrival because my lack of funds is putting a cramp in gift buying. There are also two…

Shugaa Free? Who me?

I went to my Doctor recently. No, this time I did not take my daughter and she did not Snap Chat my lady bits. I went to her in order to discuss my weight, something that has plagued me my whole life. I wanted my Doctor to give me a quick fix. To shine a…

Why Trigger Warnings Are So Important

The other day, for the first time in my mental health journey, I understood, fully, what it felt like to be triggered. Really triggered. I attended a workshop on mental illness that did not come with a trigger warning. Of course, prior to my attending I did not know I would need a warning. I…

Spring Cleaning with Netflix

I can smell it. Spring. And cat litter; but if I open the windows the cat litter smells like spring too. With spring comes organization, cleaning, and tidying up our spaces. Getting things spik and span. Why should our Netflix accounts be any different? Throughout the year our lists become jumbled with suggestions based on…

Promoting Strong Female Leads with Netflix

When I became a mother I knew I wanted to provide a safe and fun home for my child but I hadn’t given much thought to the pressures of society, gender roles, what being a parent meant, or how my thoughts, actions, and self doubts played a role in who my would child become. When…

Closure…tied up

Why did you do this? Why didn’t your husband do this? He’s weak! He’s selfish! He’s afraid! He doesn’t support you! No.  Wrong.  Ultimately the decision to have my tubes “tied” this past week (although this is far from what happens and if that is what truly happened it would have been much more pleasant)…

Cheater Cheater Netflix Watcher!

I dimmed the lights and hushed the butterflies in my stomach. I knew what I was doing was wrong but the rush sweeping me off my feet was worth it. I rapidly set the mood with the hopes of not disturbing the perfect atmosphere, grabbed a light snack and drink, then went to get into…

Looking for Gloom and Doom?? Netflix has you Covered!

My daughter is at a weird age right now. She loves cartoons but also is kind of getting into the tween shows that make you want to stab yourself in the eye at first, but once you watch a few you realize you’re dedicated to the characters and want to watch even when your child…

Reflecting on Social Media and Teens

Being an adolescent wasn’t easy for me, I went through puberty in the 90s before the internet, makeup tutorials, hair straighteners, and cover up that matched your skin tone. While I was going through the unfortunate phase of growing out my mushroom cut perm my friends and I owned our new blemishes, bad hair days, and…

Bring on the Jolly!

Christmas is three days away. I says pardon? Did you say three? Seriously, my pay check needs to sort it self out around this time of year and get on track with when the Baby Jesus makes his arrival because my lack of funds is putting a cramp in gift buying. There are also two…

Shugaa Free? Who me?

I went to my Doctor recently. No, this time I did not take my daughter and she did not Snap Chat my lady bits. I went to her in order to discuss my weight, something that has plagued me my whole life. I wanted my Doctor to give me a quick fix. To shine a…