A Beautiful Picture Book For Your Anxious Child

Being still in the process of raising children I have enjoyed getting to know the world of children’s books around me. I have discovered I love the books most that speak to children on their terms, without prescriptive jargon or overly explained lessons. I adore books that artfully touch on Continue Reading


This Shrinking Violet Is Fighting To Bloom

The Violet In The Field When I realized one of my favorite singers would be in my area this summer at FloydFest, I jumped at the chance. I hadn’t been to a concert in nearly a decade. But, this was no ordinary venue, and Tyler Childers is no ordinary artist. Continue Reading

A Saxy Mom’s Top 5 Ways To Beat The Week

Friday is the best day of the week, hands down. At least, many of us socially anxious moms, aka Saxy, think so. We’ve done our best to reduce social anxiety throughout the week, and we’re exhausted! Hail To The Weekend The weekend brings a much needed reprieve from all of Continue Reading

Meetings, And Meetups, And Phone Calls… Oh My!

When you’re working, you live in a routine of making calls, attending meetings, and conversing with people in your professional world on the daily. You don’t much think about how easy it is. You may take for granted the fact that you’ve worked with these people for years, making them Continue Reading

A Birthday Party Survival Guide For The Socially Anxious Mom

For most moms, a year does not pass without receiving at least a handful of birthday party invitations. Upon receipt of said invitation, the kids virtually swell up with excitement anticipating the big event. And why wouldn’t they? These two-hours of cake-filled playtime chaos is enough to send any kid Continue Reading

Finding Your Walter Mitty

One of my go-to movies, you know – the feel good kind, is The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. If you haven’t seen it, Walter is a deeply moving character who lives the life of a wallflower. He is a wallflower both personally and in his job as photo developer at Continue Reading

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