Parents Say the Darnedest Things

Parenthood brings many surprises.  In addition to the fact that you can go days at a time without sleep and those D cup boobs aren't as fun as you thought they'd be, you find yourself engaged in activities you never knew existed.  Between my 3 biological sons and 1 stepson, I've spent time marveling (& … Continue reading Parents Say the Darnedest Things

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The Narcissist and Words

Two weekends ago my son was with his narcissistic father.  When my son came home he told me he had not worked either of the 2 shifts he'd been scheduled for at his job.  Needless to say he was subsequently fired.   Today he started a new job.  He is training tonight and tomorrow, and … Continue reading The Narcissist and Words

Self Compassion After Narcissistic Abuse

As I enter my fourth year of recovery from narcissistic abuse, I find myself exhausted and bitter because of the layers of damage I have to peel away. I thought I was in a really good place because  I'd been feeling really good about myself.  One nagging issue though, had me wondering how well I … Continue reading Self Compassion After Narcissistic Abuse

Parenting with a Narcissist. Hahahaha!

Yes, I'm laughing.  Every once in a while I forget who I'm "parenting" with.  In those moments, I waste my time sending him emails regarding the issues I'm dealing with.  Most of the time I'm aware, as I'm writing, that he will not assist.  Sometimes though, I slip and think maybe.....maybe this time he'll help … Continue reading Parenting with a Narcissist. Hahahaha!

Begin Again – Without Judgement

ser·en·dip·i·ty ˌserənˈdipədē/ noun the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way This is the state of my life.  It seems like every time I turn around something new is happening that is beneficial and unforeseen.  This morning was a great example. My son's GF just accepted a job with … Continue reading Begin Again – Without Judgement

Measuring up to the “Cool Kids”

I have three blogs to write this week.  Two have the potential to be profound, one is simply catty.  Today I've chosen to go catty. My son spent the weekend with his dad and dad's GF.  The GF lives in the popular development, with what I refer to as "the cool kids".  These are people … Continue reading Measuring up to the “Cool Kids”