Last night I scrolled through my Facebook feed. A feed that, after a busy weekend for so many, contained posts by parents excited about their kids achievements. Tournaments, competitions, performances happen every weekend and every weekend, it’s there: the photo of the kid with the medal, with the certificate, with the bouquet of flowers after an award winning performance. Do […]
Having busy kids is exhausting and sometimes we wonder why we do it. Then again, they are why we do it, and isn't that the best reason?
It’s April 6th. April 6th. The first day of spring was March 20. Two and a half weeks ago spring began in the Northern Hemisphere. And that is where the lies began. Because spring did not begin here, it didn’t even hint at starting here. Right now, spring is cowering under the giant bully of winter, powerless to make show […]
I used to think I put myself first, or that at the very least, on an equal level with my family. I, Randi Jo Torgrimson, hard core feminist, non-working but bachelor’s degree holding kinesiologist, former business owner, teacher, mother, dream-carrying human, would not sacrifice her own life for the sake of her family’s. Wait a minute, yes I would. If […]
This morning, my daughter came out of the house and said, “Why aren’t we taking the Camaro?” My response: “Because I am drinking my coffee.” Yes. That’s how I decide which vehicle to drive; whether or not I have a cup of coffee in hand and whether or not I want to drink said coffee out of the mug it […]
This was my horoscope yesterday: Your prediction for Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 is: Avoid being obstinate in dealing with others today especially over spiritual or religious views; compromise. Turmoil is also possible in relationships if you try to impose your will on others. You may just need to take a walk or do something different than you are used to. […]
Growing up is hard, especially when it's your kids.
Alright people, this is serious. I’m actually telling you what to do here, something I don’t often do. Sure, I offer advice, sure I make suggestions, but to flat out give orders? That’s just not me. Unless it’s something that will improve your life…then I have to do it. If you don’t already listen to podcasts or have an app […]
Someone once told me, in what could be a sanity-saving conversation, that you choose your own parents. As in, pre-incarnate, you choose who you are going to be born to. This isn’t a conscious choice you remember once born, like, you pop out and go, “hey! How’s it going? I picked you as my parents because I have all these […]
Seth Godin said that “the critic, the mimic, and the clown all have one thing in common, they’re not doing the work.” He went on to say that, “if they stop hiding, they might even produce something significant.” (You can read the entire blog here) Now, I agree with him entirely. I also know I tend to take on the […]