As I saw the hashtag #MeToo trending on my news feed my heart ached. It bothered me because I too get it. Although I haven’t been a victim of sexual assault, I totally get and understand what it feels like to be violated in some way.
Whether you're traveling or staying local, the holidays can be super stressful and chaotic for any parent. But for a family that has been through a divorce, it can be even more stressful as a parent, trying to juggle everyone's emotions, needs, wants and expectations.
Parenting after a divorce can be challenging. You’re not just dealing with the growing pains of children, you're also dealing with additional feelings and emotions that have now taken root as a result of the divorce.
It’s hard to break down controversial matters in this world, such as the presidency, so that my daughter can understand. I don’t want her walking away from our conversations with a negative feeling or even a feeling of fear.
As the year is winding down, I've been able to collect the millions of thoughts I have been storing away concerning 2016. And the phrase that comes to mind is "Transitions, Transformations & Traditions."
We log on to Facebook only to see another perfect story posted by a distant virtual friend. We put on our favorite TV show to see people who seem like they're "living the life" in the perfect city, with the perfect friends.
I GET IT!! You want to be seen as this strong woman in a society where you are seemingly treated unfairly. Most of us don't realize that our intention to display a polished and competent individual comes across as if we have a chip on our shoulders.
I believe that some of the correcting we do can be attributed to how we want to be perceived by others. We want others to view us as a GREAT parent. And a lot of what constitutes a great parent is looking at their offspring and judging them by that. But isn't that unrealistic?!?!