First World Problems: Loss

Going back to school as a working, single parent is hard. Actually, just being a single parent is a lot of work, but add in late night online classes and hours of reading and writing and you’re left with very little downtime. I knew pursuing my master’s degree would be time consuming but I had no idea how regimented my life would become. Nearly every minute of my day is scheduled and accounted for, which unfortunately means I’ve [...]

2022-03-21T17:17:49-04:00December 7th, 2018|Counseling, First World Problems, Inspiration|0 Comments

First World Problems: Consequences

We don’t always think about them, do we? Many times, we just do what we want and assume nothing bad will happen. We all make mistakes. Consequences are supposed to occur. We learn from them. Allowing consequences to happen is one of the ways I teach my son. If he talks back to me, he doesn't get to watch Garfield or ride bikes with me before bath time. It devastates him when I tell him no. It’s as [...]

First World Problems: Running

Recently, my son and I made a trip to North Carolina so he could spend some time with his dad. We were both excited about the warmer weather and change of scenery. We started our drive on Friday afternoon and arrived at our hotel 5 long hours later. How we made it from Charleston to Charlotte without stopping for food or bathroom breaks took a considerable amount of determination on both our parts, especially while we took turns complaining about [...]

2022-03-21T17:17:49-04:00March 8th, 2018|Counseling, First World Problems, Inspiration|0 Comments

First World Problems: Pain, Pain Go Away

Coffee. It’s a morning staple. Part of my daily routine. I don’t even have to think about what I’m doing. My body just instinctively goes to the pantry, retrieves the bag of ground up goodness, scoops it into the filter, and pours the water. Then I wait while the smell of coffee gradually fills my kitchen. Just a whiff of the aromatic brew can perk my senses check cialis and similar here . How do I feel when [...]

2022-03-21T17:17:50-04:00July 27th, 2017|Counseling, First World Problems|0 Comments

First World Problems: Watery Eyes

Around this time last year my best friend and I were shopping at a Target in Houston. She was in Texas to receive cancer treatment at MD Anderson and I was there to offer moral and emotional support. We visited the store to stock up on essentials for her 5 week stay. The first stop - seasonal dollar items located within steps of the store entrance. Yes, we absolutely need magnets, plastic tumblers, and heart shaped notepads. What [...]

2022-03-21T17:17:50-04:00May 26th, 2017|First World Problems, Inspiration|0 Comments

First World Problems: Dry Shampoo

  Sunday mornings. I mean every single Sunday morning. It doesn’t matter if we have 3 hours to get ready or 30 minutes. My son and I are still late for church. He wants something else to eat. His underwear doesn't match his socks. We can’t find the other shoe. The tag on his shirt is itchy. He wants to wear his pajamas to church today because “Jesus loves me the way I am.” It’s a little hard [...]

2022-03-21T17:17:51-04:00April 24th, 2017|First World Problems, Inspiration|0 Comments

First World Problems: Superheroes

My son was born with an umbilical hernia. It’s a common condition in premature and underweight babies. Umbilical hernias are not usually serious but if the hernia doesn’t heal on its own over time, medical intervention may be required. Three weeks ago I sat in the waiting room of a pediatric surgeon’s office. I had anticipated this day for the past 3 years. I knew it was coming, but I wasn’t looking forward to it. My son’s hernia [...]

2022-03-21T17:17:51-04:00March 21st, 2017|Counseling, First World Problems, Inspiration|0 Comments

First World Problems: To Do Lists

I’m a list maker. I always keep a To Do list. I keep one for work tasks and one for personal use. I love to check things off my list once they’re complete. It makes me feel productive and accomplished. For the last 8 weeks “write a First World Problems post” has been on my work list. Each Monday I stare at it and think, What can I write about? What has happened or inspired me in the [...]

2022-03-21T17:17:51-04:00February 20th, 2017|Counseling, First World Problems, Inspiration|0 Comments

First World Problems: Village People

Rambunctious. I’d say that’s a good word to describe my son. The old adage “it takes a village to raise a child” is true in my case. I’m guessing most parents can relate. Earlier this month I participated in a two-day Motivational Interviewing training class taught by KPCC at Christ Church in downtown Charleston. My dad generally watches my son while I’m working, but on this particular day he was unavailable. As such, he enlisted the help of [...]

2022-03-21T17:17:51-04:00November 23rd, 2016|First World Problems, Inspiration|0 Comments

First World Problems: Events

I’m inspired to write blog posts nearly every day, but I would be remiss if I didn’t write one about Tuesday night’s Dent Dinner. I love events of any kind; I’ve planned hundreds of them…corporate meetings, galas, fundraisers, holiday parties, golf outings, debutante balls, bar mitzvahs, weddings...the list goes on. I enjoy the behind the scenes work and all the little details that go into it. The linens, centerpieces, music, audio visual, programming, entertainment, food – let’s not [...]

2022-03-21T17:17:51-04:00October 28th, 2016|First World Problems, Inspiration|0 Comments
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