I Still Cry.

  Fifteen years later….13 of them living with hard core autism and I still cry.   You’re probably thinking “well of course, we all cry. “   No, no….not the crying at baby commercials or because you just watched a tragic news story. It’s the crying that you think I would have “overcome” by now since [...]

Met a great guy last week who likes our blog. He’s got great taste and he’s pretty funny himself. Check out his guest blog! “My Story of T” So it’s happened again and I’m wondering if there are any other men who have gone through the same experience. It started shortly after getting married. We quickly [...]

  If you’re fortunate enough to know Amy, you’re one lucky gal. Well today’s her birthday so figured I would reveal the top 10 best things about her. Of course, I could say she’s a great mom, teacher, worker, personal trainer, wife, etc. Blah, blah, blah.. Who cares about all that. This is the real [...]

How in the name of Jesus did I grow up to have ONE STITCH of self-esteem?? I mean, take a look at this picture.. Do I look like I had a fighting chance with that hair, that outfit, even that face!? Judging by my swollen eyes, I must have been beaten into submission to put [...]

Dear George

Dear George, Congratulations on your twins! That’s great news! You don’t know me but I always kind of thought that we’d end up together. Might sound crazy but I think we are the perfect couple. You’re witty, I’m witty You like pranks, I like pranks You’re a “regular” guy, I’m a “regular” gal You’ve got [...]

Presuming Competence

When he was in 5th grade, the school had my non-verbal son focusing on “identifying numbers 1-5”.  He was also trying to identify shapes and colors. He was 11 years old and yet he was essentially functioning at a preschool level based on a psychological evaluation administered from an “expert” from our school district. That [...]

Nature is a Mother

As some of you may know, I dropped my first born off at college two weeks ago. As a cruel joke that’s a pile of bullshit, I started having hot flashes THE WEEK WE DROPPED HER OFF. Honest to God, as if I wasn’t already distressed enough thinking I’m old with a college student, now [...]

I’m driving my first born to college on Friday. This Friday. Three days from now. For the past several weeks, many blog ideas have come to mind but I’ve read so many about this subject that I can’t compete. (“Top 10 things I’ll miss the most”. Yawn. “I cried at a lemonade stand”. Sappy) However, [...]

Sticky Fingers

This happened… I just got back from a beach vacation with my family. It was great. Good weather, bonding time, blah, blah, blah.. What’s noteworthy about this trip were my actions at Chick Fila on my trip down. I took a handful of pre-packaged condiments. I can’t fucking believe it. I was innocently stirring creamer [...]

Dear Daughter, I’m letting you go. I don’t want to, but its time. This is the summer before you go off to college. This situation reminds me of teaching you how to ride a bike. At first, you got your tricycle and learned how to tool around in front of the house. Soon you were [...]