Balancing Being a Parent and Being an Individual

Self-control, self-awareness, and self-love may be the three most important skills our children can learn from us. And we all know that we cannot teach what we haven't learned. When I was much younger, and admittedly, at times throughout my adult life, the phrase "loving myself" has elicited some immature and inappropriate jokes. I'm beginning … Continue reading Balancing Being a Parent and Being an Individual

Nancy Mairs “On Being a Cripple” Analysis

Last month my English Professor assigned this heartwarming and inspirational narrative essay for our class to read and write up a short analysis on. I found Mairs's writing to be honest, accessible, and moving. I look forward to reading more of her work. I'll leave a link to the essay at the bottom of the … Continue reading Nancy Mairs “On Being a Cripple” Analysis