Beach with “mid-range” kids: Pros and Cons

Well, friends, we are land-locked once again after a fun week at the beach. With the kids ages 8, 6, and 4, we haven't quite reached the mom-can-relax-and-read-a-book years, but we are past the diapers and naps, which is still a pretty sweet spot. I consider this the "mid-range kid age." Sitting under the umbrella like the … Continue reading Beach with “mid-range” kids: Pros and Cons

Spotting self-critical thoughts: no catch and release

We've been traveling over the holidays. We live out of state from the rest of our family, so we love spending time with them, but because we travel to visit it is always concentrated time together. As an introvert who pretty much overthinks everything, spending days on end with lovely, successful, seemingly-confident people makes me extra critical … Continue reading Spotting self-critical thoughts: no catch and release