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Change My Life: Uh. Uh. Uh. Here's a Boundary. Watch Your Step!

Lately I feel like I'm having a lot of opportunities to set boundaries, to change my life. Perhaps it's because I've nearing 40 and have realized that without clearly enforced boundaries, everyone on the planet will try to suck me dry. Perhaps…
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Whip Email Butt, Before It Whips Yours (Save Hours A Week with these Email Boundaries)

When I first started actively using email I was dating a man who lived in L.A. I lived in Utah. Back in the day people didn't have cell phones, so we had to pay extra for long distance service. You had to count minutes, 10 cents a minute or…
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The Divine Feminine Needs a Nap, Women are Overcommitted and Commitment Phobic

Recently, I tried to gather up a group of women who work in some way with the Divine Feminine. We were going to stage a workshop event. Everyone thought it was a fabulous idea. But, it wouldn't get off the ground. We met once, but didn't make…
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Autumn and the Happy Homemaker

When an Autumn chill is in the air, and the leaves start to turn I get a hankering to sew. I don't know why, except there's those stocking projects my mom had us work on in the fall, to be ready for Christmas. I have one of these stocking…
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Procrastination: The Art of Getting Things Done

Procrastination has turned out to be one of my greatest gifts. You would not believe how much amazing stuff I get done because I — for some reason — do. not. want. to. finish. my. book. Why? I can't even answer this question. Honestly,…
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Crazyass Authentic People Rock, Even If They Are Mormons

I have the pleasure of being related to some crazy people who rock. And some really normal people too. We grew up Mormon. Mormons started out all rebellious and revolutionary, with wildly awesome ideas about God and choice and equality of…
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Book Review: Bullied

BULLIED: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear  is written by Carrie Goldman. Goldman was prompted to write this book after her daughter, Katie, was teased for carrying a Star Wars lunch box to school.…
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Law of Attraction & Relationships: Co-Parent & Wasband

I call my ex-husband my co-parent and my wasband. Co-parent is the term I prefer over single mom or baby daddy. I'm a co-parent. He is my co-parent. I don't like ex-husband. It has a negative connotation to it. It implies that we are in conflict…
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Change My Life: Calling Me a Single Mom is Unfair to Single Moms

Now that I'm divorced I suppose I could be called a "single mom." While I am single and I am a mom, I don't really enjoy the title "single mom." Mainly because it's not fair to real single moms. By which I mean the women out there who have…
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Keep Your House Clean By Getting Chores Done (Without Working)

I've stumbled headfirst into Awesome. It's a clean house. Not spotless like my OCD neighbors (you know who you are), but pretty orderly. My secret is chores. I hear parents say all the time that they can't keep up with their kids' messes.…
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Unmarried Mothers; It's Immaculate

I came across an article, "An Unmarried Woman," in a borrowed Elle Magazine by Rebecca Traister. Evidently, women have turned their noses up at marriage. At least according to the conservative right. The column is all about how women are…
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Change My Life: I Have Been Suicidal, Today I'm Not

Like many, many people I have been suicidal. As a teenager, but most severely with post partum depression after Ainsley was born. Though last year was pretty rough. Maybe the best way to say it is that every time I'm experiencing it is the worst…