You’re Only As Ordinary As You Feel

In Uncategorized by kimcaloca

Two years ago today, I highlighted this on my kindle: As this cycle continues you feel stupid, defeated, and begin to believe that maybe you really are the central problem. Often the spouse begins to be deeply torn between wanting to know what else he/she could do to help the marriage and feeling cynical / fearful / blamed by any …

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Sugar Junkie

In Parenting by kimcaloca

I’m a sugar junkie. Friends and family who read this are thinking to themselves, “no! really?” I know, I know. God bless my mother’s heart for trying to prevent me from eating entire packets of sugar. Like, the ones on the table at Denny’s. Yes, I was that kid. And it took a lot of restraint not to eat (too …

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Can You Enjoy Your Life?

In Parenting by kimcaloca

A challenge for you. Not a competition, not a contest. Do you think you can enjoy your life? I mean really, truly, enjoy (take delight in, marvel at, be grateful for) your life? Because if you’re reading this, I think you can. Cause if I can, then you most certainly can. I’m newly divorced. My car is over 14 years …

Why Not Outsource? Beats me!

In Outsourcing by kimcaloca

My mom doesn’t like beets. I can’t say I blame her. They kinda taste like dirt. It’s not their fault; they grow underground. Apparently they just happen to soak up a lot of their environment. Unlike potatoes or carrots or other root veggies. My mom is also a chronic DIY’er. Both my mom and my dad, actually. It’s great for …

Activated

In Just Do It by kimcaloca

You ever leave somewhere feeling simultaneously wiped out of energy and activated energetically at the same time? I’m sure you have. It happens every time we download true and good information. Particularly something that can help us grow or achieve the next level of whatever success we are after. That’s how I’m feeling tonight. I hope a good night’s sleep …

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Surprises Abound

In Grief, Parenting by kimcaloca

You just never know when you’re going to be in your room, after getting your kiddo to sleep, and suddenly hear crying. In distress. In need of mama. I really wondered if I was going to have to call the doctor. Poor guy was writhing and couldn’t seem to answer me. I started trying to ask him what his name …

Go The To Sleep

In Parenting by kimcaloca

It was one of those nights. I felt as bedtime was dragging on and on, that I knew exactly why the go to sleep book was wrtten. One of the things that’s really driving me batty in this moment is that I had a GREAT idea for a blog post while I was laying there next to my kiddo. Of …

The Best 10 Minutes I’ve Ever Spent

In Uncategorized by kimcaloca

I have a problem. I want a treadmill desk really badly. But I live in a travel trailer. Not exactly room for one. So, I got a SurfShelf Treadmill Desk and a gym membership. It’s been wonderful. I changed the way the strap attaches to make it make more sense (SurfShelf, your instructions are wrong…). And I got started on …

My Life Is Awesome

In Uncategorized by kimcaloca

It really is. I have my share of struggles, just like anyone else. In fact, some of my friends seem to think I have MORE struggles than anyone else – which is not in any way true. I live with my 4 year old and my dog in a 33 foot travel trailer. On my grandma’s property, ¬†rent-free. In exchange, …

Overthinking It

In Uncategorized by kimcaloca

I was talking with my friend Lezli today (of Mad Science Consulting) and she blew my mind. I was expressing a frustration with posting something EVERY day to Twitter. Because I have a client who wants to do that, but I felt like I needed her to provide me with more content or that it had to be completely timely …