September 2, 2020

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to talk about difficult subjects. Luckily, there are some amazing books out there that can help you start the conversation. Here are a few of my favorites that I have come across for issues we have dealt with at the Maher hou...

August 27, 2020

One of my kids is definitely a perfectionist. For a large part of my life, I thought this was a good thing. I wished that I would be more driven and more focused on success. But living with someone who is a perfectionist has shown that there is definitely a darker side...

July 13, 2020

We all need Quiet Time. 

Quiet Time is the hour, sometimes two, when my kids are required to stay in their rooms every day. Are my kids past the age of napping? Yes. Are they trashing their rooms while in there? Heck yes. Do I care? No. Why, you ask? Because this is oft...

June 19, 2020

The newest issue at the Maher house is lying. We have tried talking about lying and trust, but the message really wasn’t sinking in. Losing privileges didn’t seem to work, and this is an issue on which I wanted the kids to have a deeper connection and understanding. Ma...

March 31, 2020

Today the sun came out, and boy, did I need that. Quarantine is hard; it’s even harder with no sun and weather that traps you inside the house with two barking dogs, three kids who need to distance-learn and your husband.

I’ve found myself losing more energy, wanting t...

March 2, 2020

I find it fitting that the first blog I’m writing after months of not writing is one on self-sabotage. Even more fitting? The fact that as soon as I finished researching this topic, I did not start writing this blog. Instead, I started wrapping presents for my son’s bi...

November 4, 2019

My experience with pledging was not anything Lifetime would be interested in, but it was challenging. I remember thinking how terrible it was to be woken up at random hours and sent to do crazy tasks. How there always seemed to be sisters around watching you, and how a...

October 23, 2019

I have always dealt with mild anxiety. It’s the form in which my shame likes to visit me in the middle of the night. I have talked about it in the past. It is much like in my book: The Awfulizer sets up at the foot of my bed and regales me with all the ways I messed up...

October 11, 2019

A friend of mine on Facebook posted this blog: Stop Making Everything Perfect for Your Child. It basically says you have to let your kid fail, not make the team or be disappointed, because that is the only way they are going to learn anything. 

First, let me say I agree...

September 11, 2019

Holy Embarrassing Batman

I write a lot on here about my shame struggle and journey. Really, it is the only thing I write about currently. While I think it is important, I also don’t think it is all I have to talk about. So today I am gifting you with my most EMBARRASSIN...

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