The Couch: My Years in Therapy

The Couch I am not a rookie when it comes to therapy. I have years of experience sitting on the couch. The first time I explored therapy, I was estranged from my mom. We had had a massive falling out over something my brother did. She wrote a fifteen page email and forwarded it to everyone in my contact list…

Blended amidst a Quarantine

Day Sixteen. Today is Friday, and it is switch day; the kids will be returning in a few short hours. I welcome the coming distration while dreading it at the same time. My house has been quiet these last six days. It has also been clean. The only messes made have been mine or my husbands, and they get cleaned…

My Child Is Not Okay

When my daughter was in the fifth grade, her school counselor called to inform me that she, along with a couple of other girls in her friend group, had been cutting herself. Let me say that again. My ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD was self-harming. She was using whatever sharp objects she could find, dragging them against her skin, and watching herself bleed. It’s…

If You Were Expecting a Thank You…

Let’s talk school supplies, fantasy football drafts, and a perfect storm where everything gets dumped on your shoulders because every other parent is too busy for the mundane responsibilities of having children. Ok. To be fair, that may have been a bit dramatic. But it felt like it at the time. Let me set the story for you. My husband…

Welcome!

Hi! My name is Jennifer, but please, call me Jen! All my friends do! I’m a remarried mother to all things; two dogs, a cat, two biological kids and four step-kids! That’s a lot of kids y’all (Six, if you’re counting)!!! I met my current husband when his kids were six thru thirteen. Mine were thirteen and eleven. He had…