Follow Your Own Path 1

What I’ve Learned: Follow Your Own Path

Deep breath time. I’ve just packed the kids off to school and back to their father’s for a few days. This blog is supposed to be about helping me to work through my issues and to give you some inspiration to keep positive about life. I strive very hard to do that – not only Read More

Coparenting: Splitting Expenses without Losing Your Mind

Coparenting: Splitting Expenses without Losing Your Mind

When our divorce decree allowed for splitting expenses for our children in half, I thought it would be easy. All things being equal, with two kids, half means I pay for one kid and he pays for the other, right? So mid-January I received notification that it was time for our biannual payment for “pizza Read More

Open Letter to the Montessori Teacher Who Asked What To Tell the Other Kids When My Special Needs Kid Gets A “Free Pass”

Open Letter to the Montessori Teacher Who Asked What To Tell the Other Kids When My Special Needs Kid Gets A “Free Pass”

I’m still gob-smacked that you asked the question really. At a meeting with my son’s team, you, his teacher, bluntly asked what you should tell the other children when my son wasn’t required to learn at the same level as them. I simmered and let our resource consultant take the lead. She suggested that the Read More

What To Do When Your Friend is an Insomniac 1

What To Do When Your Friend is an Insomniac

I don’t know if y’all know my friend Michelle Poston Combs, but if you don’t, you should. That lady is knock you on your ass hilarious. And her husband Randy is like the Bonnie to her Clyde, the cream to her coffee, the salt to her vinegar. Michelle’s site is Rubber Shoes in Hell. And Read More

I Am NOT a Survivor 2

I Am NOT a Survivor

I am not a survivor. Not in the sense that I’m not still among the living.  I just hate that word. Survivor.   Sounds like I was up against something completely insurmountable that most people never make it through. That I’ve been victimized. I am not a victim. The word “survivor” also comes with an implication Read More

NYT Bestselling Author Andra Watkins

NYT Bestselling Author Andra Watkins

One of the perks of this blog is that I’ve been virtually introduced to some pretty amazing writers. But I’ve gotta say…today I’m pretty tickled. In November, I finished the book To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis by New York Times Bestselling Author Andra Watkins. The book is an interesting crossover of historical fiction Read More

Keeping the Pictures: Am I Holding onto the Past?

Keeping the Pictures: Am I Holding onto the Past?

Amusingly, it appears it was last January that we were doing some clean-up and Hubs asked about why I was keeping photos from my relationship with my ex. It must be the time of year because I was in the basement again this past weekend cleaning out some old boxes (to add new stuff…). While I Read More

YouTube isn't Just Cat Videos and Porn

YouTube isn’t Just Cat Videos and Porn

The thing about having a learning disability is that you have trouble being taught the way the rest of the world learns. As we’ve been on our journey with Puck (and it looks like potentially we’ll be going down a different path with Bae too), I’ve started to work on finding ways to make the Read More