By believing that seeing a therapist meant something was wrong with me, and therefore I was convinced it was something to be ashamed of. Continue reading Practicing Self-Care
The “D” word was never allowed in our home. It was never an option. Not even as a joke. Strictly forbidden. Catching on to how I said “was”?
My husband and I have reached a very real point in our marriage where it is an option and we are carefully trying to discern if that is our only option at the moment.
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Ukulele tabs for Somewhere Over the Rainbow -Rendition by Leanne & Naara (scroll down to the end to see their video) Note: I placed a capo on the first fret and shifted the notes down one fret and played on as normal. Be sure to read my post The Gift of Music to understand this post. Enjoy! G … Continue reading Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Leanne & Naara for Ukulele
We’ve all heard the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow. There are many renditions out there too. By far the most popular one I’ve heard (and this can very well be a generation based observation) is Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. It’s definitely one of my favorites. Now, remember how I said I love to try new things? Well, 2 birthdays ago, … Continue reading The Gift of Music
So I’ll try. I will continue to try. This isn’t the kind of try that I have been trying these past 5.5 years. This kind of try requires a whole new level of strength, humility, effort, and energy. It’s something new. So I have to try. Continue reading Sometimes I can’t…Sometimes I can
I saw this question/status posted on a friends timeline the other day. It wasn’t my first time reading it. But reading it again just gave me a huge reminder of where I have been on my journey as a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM). Becoming a SAHM… I became a SAHM when I lost my nanny. No, she didn’t pass away, but our arrangement came … Continue reading My Life As a Stay at Home Mom
Being a mom is one tough job. Like, unbelievably tough. I hate this job. Don’t get me wrong though, I absolutely LOVE my kids, and I don’t love them any less because I hate being a mom. It’s just a weird effect from actually becoming a loving parent. But seriously, that being said, I really fucking hate being a mom. Here’s why. It requires an … Continue reading Why I really hate being a mom…
We interacted for about 45 seconds today at the check out stand at Safeway on 85th street in Kirkland. Your willingness to reach out to me while I tried to sooth my sleepy toddler in his stroller, all while trying to check out more items I could carry, you made a deep impact on me- more than you could have ever known. All you said … Continue reading To the fellow mom that validated my existence today…
Hello, my name is Jazmin Leader. I am 25 years old, a mother of 2 children, and wife to Jason Leader. February 2015 I was diagnosed with SLE, Lupus. Continue reading #LupusStrong
Sometimes we get tackled and just want to lay on the field in pain, but we have to get up and hope the next drive will be more successful. I want to be a consistent, unshakable leader to my children, whatever life may bring. Continue reading Parenting Plays from the Seattle Seahawks