All posts tagged: stress

Christmas Misery

I was privileged to be in an exclusive screening of Julia Roberts’ latest movie, Ben is Back, thanks to @themomsnetwork, a network of moms mutually supporting each other in their entrepreneurial endeavors and motherhood. (Nope, not a sponsored post. I’m not influential. Just a shout-out.) The movie was excellent, all about the trials of a mother dealing with an addict son and the many ways he lies and steals and abuses drugs. Julia turns in a star performance, though I admit I’m in awe of her very being. But I’m pretty sure I was able to see through my star-struckness to say it was a powerful performance. But what the movie really made me think about was holidays and sadness. Pivoting in this post, the movie reminded me of a particularly powerful moment of connection I shared with my mom within holiday melancholy. During a visit home post-college, I was exhausted by my own frantic running around and lunching/drinking with old friends. Further, I was feeling down about my frustration with my career, place in …

A Not-at-all Embellished Textual Conversation with my Blogging Bestie about Christmas Cards

So…the following conversation took place between my blogging bestie and me. It started out innocently enough. I mentioned my feeling that people should sign Christmas cards…even if it’s just writing the recipient’s name and “xo”. But my friend (blogger Keeper of the Fruit Loops) says, “ain’t nobody got time for that.” Keep in mind, she’s a Christmas over-achiever to the Martha Stewart degree. We quickly devolved into sarcastic hilarity.. No hard feelings for anyone (including readers). But I thought it was post-worthy. Feel free to weigh in on the debate. If we agree, you get a gold star. If we disagree, well..you’re wrong. But we are still friends, and I’ll still send you a Christmas card (personalized). Daddy Coping in Style: I need to do my Christmas cards. Keeper of the Fruit Loops: That’s on my list, too. Ugh. DCS: I know. It’s so much work. Does anyone care? KFL: I like getting them. DCS: Yeah. It’s nice. KFL: I’m getting mine out tomorrow. DCS: Shut up. KFL: Suck it. I got them the other …