5 Things You Don’t Know About Me…

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Well, you may not know these things. I don’t know what you know but I don’t think I’ve mentioned them much here so perhaps not. Let’s see… 1. The name of my first band was Emil Muzz. I scored the gig as lead singer in that band one fateful night while tagging along on a babysitting job. It was Christmas season of 1996 and my friend was babysitting while the drummer and his wife went Christmas shopping for the kids. Strange coincidence: I went to...

About Gina

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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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The 30-Day Sex Challenge

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I’ve been avoiding my blog for a week because I want to talk about something, but I don’t want certain people to read it. It’s deeply personal yet — I know from recent international internet debate — a common, shared experience among a great many people. And this is my personal blog, protected by a paywall, unavailable to google searches...

He’s Eight.

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August 1st, 2006 was the most frightening, most transformative, and most exhilarating day of my entire life. I fell asleep the night before in a hospital bed, hooked to a thousand machines, after hours of delirious pain from Pitocin-induced contractions only finally calmed through the sweet relief of epidural anesthesia inserted into my spine by a man I never saw...

Public Pools and Mystery Meat.

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I’m down with strep throat again. Yippee!!! Folks may remember my EPIC 35th birthday party plans were ruined when I woke up on my birthday eve with the same fire in my throat. That was only last year. I’ve had positive strep tests at least half a dozen times in my adulthood. Apparently this is now becoming an annual ritual....

Dentures.

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I fear the dentist. I fear the judgement and the shame and the ridicule and the heavy-handed sales tactics after they peer into my messed up mouth. It’s always the same: “You can’t go on like this. You need to get this work done. Don’t you care if you lose all your teeth!?” YES. I CARE. But I’ve spent most...

I Do This Sh*t To Myself.

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Do I sound like a broken record when I talk about my anxiety? It feels that way, and that in itself makes me even more anxious. I go through periods of feeling like I want to hide it all away and pretend that I am totally fine. I want to appear cool as though nothing in the world can shake...

How I Taught My Kids About Money on Vacation

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… or at least how I TRIED to teach them about money. My all-time biggest parenting pet peeve is my children acting entitled and whiny when they don’t get every little thing their heart desires. While I thank goodness that my children will never experience true poverty, I also worry that their lack of experience prevents them from appreciating what...

I’m Home From Vacation, But I’m Not…

I was only slightly embarrassed by my chunky white thighs.

For the second year in a row, we took the kids to stay in a cabin just outside the Smoky Mountain National Park. My (Cherokee) grandmother is from that area and we had family there so we went there allllllll the time when I was a kid. I took HH there when we first got married and now we get...