When Your Child is Actually Smarter Than You

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Of course my kids think they’re smarter than me. All kids do that sort of thing to their parents. They think we’re old and out-of-touch. We kind of are. Kids don’t know enough to know that they don’t know shit yet. Their whole world exists between home, school, and their grandparents’ houses. Once they have the dynamics of those places mastered, they think that’s the total landscape of what there is to know about the world. This know-it-all attitude used to drive me crazy sometimes....

About Gina

Gina
Gina Crosley-Corcoran - writer, doula, childbirth educator, activist, and mother of 3 littles. Used to play in a famous rock band. Now earning a Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health.
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Return of the Mack…

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Wow. It’s kind of amazing how quickly and horribly things can go wrong when you stop taking a medication that you clearly need. In my case, I really needed that Abilify and things took a dark turn when the doc experimented with taking me off of it. Within three or four days of having my new prescription, I began feeling...

Forgotten Milestones.

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When my first son was born, someone gave me one of those baby books where you could fill in all the details of the baby’s first milestones. First tooth, first word, and first steps were all events that I was supposed to record, according to this beautiful, blank binder. But I was so cocky and indignant about this book. I...

Things I Did and Did Not Do This Week [Trigger Warning]

And this is what depression looks like. It looks like nothing at all.

The internet has been a little nutty this week. I’ve been a little nutty this week. For the last few days, I don’t know which one of us is worse. But I do know that there are some things I’ve managed to do this week and some things I’ve been accused of but didn’t do. Let’s clear up any confusion....

And She’s Buying a Stairway… to Homework Avoidance

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So I had this conversation with my therapist last week. I said to him, “I just feel so lazy.” He chuckled and said, “You? Lazy? That’s almost comical.” After seeing the good doc for the last several months, I’d like to trust that he knows my self-loathing shenanigans by now. He’s pretty good at calling me on my depressive thoughts...

An Update on a Mom Y’all Helped Awhile Back…

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If you were a blog or facebook reader of mine circa 2012, you may remember Liz Hinz and The Card Writing Campaign. Liz had a massive stroke during childbirth that left her paralyzed down one half of her body. Can you imagine? Recovering from childbirth is hard enough. Taking care of a new baby is no easy task. But to...

Jolene Knows How to “Shake It Off, Shake it Off.”

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In case you don’t follow my facebook page (or just miss things) I wanted to share this adorable video of Jolene dancing to me singing an acoustic version of Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off.” I’ve been playing more guitar lately (as another way to avoid the mounting work/homework I don’t wanna do) and Jolene took time out of her busy...

A Room Of Thine Own

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It’s not a room, per se, in that it doesn’t have a door. It doesn’t even have a fourth wall that could accommodate a door. Perhaps it could be more accurately described as a space. It’s a literal and figurative space all for me. My “Mom Cave” as one astute facebook follower referred to it. But it’s more than it...