The Ghosts We Live With

It’s the time of year where scary things get their time to shine. Halloween is coming and everyone’s imaginations are dialed up as they ready themselves to don costumes representing their wildest dreams, their funniest jokes, or their worst nightmares. Some participants are tiptoeing through haunted houses and watching horror films, taunting fear as a…

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Mommy Martyrdom

Day after day, I see fluffy inspirational quotes and images of what motherhood and family life are supposed to be. The images and quotes typically have an airy and serene feel to them, with their pastel colors and bleached smiles.  The quotes wax poetic about how being a parent is the single most important part of…

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Events

Here at The Well-Adjusted Adult, I want to encourage you to get off-line and take the time to invest in yourself. Your are more than your responsibilities to everyone and everything else. I believe that a well-adjusted life is one in which ALL facets of who we are can be tended to. These events are…

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Just Bend Over

I think about the future a lot, but it’s usually in some wort of weird anxiety-filled consideration of all the bad parts that could possibly come my way. I think about who’s gonna die first between my husband and I. I wonder if sex is going to be weird once we are elderly. In my…

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Plotting Babies

I feel like my babies hear me say “I’m getting up at 6am to work on the yard and get things done around here” and they begin to plot on me: “No, mom should sleep in and get some rest.” “I got it! Let’s keep her up all night long so when 6am comes she’s…

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From Muskets to Margaritas

Cinco de Mayo is my second favorite holiday. I have to be honest and admit that when I was in college my fascination with the holiday began because I developed a love for tequila and always had a love of Mexican food. As I matured and became an adult who looks much more deeply at…

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Eulogy For My Abs

Like a lot of moms, I have been struggling to accept my post-baby body. Basically, I didn’t accept it. Instead I’ve been dieting and exercising in an attempt to unearth the old me hidden beneath the layers of allowed pregnancy cravings, exhaustion, stress-eating and breastfeeding hunger. I’ve been eating clean 90% of the time and…

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