It’s not that I don’t enjoy a light/easy girls’ night out with friends – ones I hope to get closer with down the line, ones I’ve not seen in awhile that I genuinely miss. It’s not that. It’s that I’m ugly-tired and time alone is really scarce, and I don’t even bounce back these days. … Continue reading ‘Peacing out’ for a Spell
You thought you cut the cord. You didn’t. He’s 19, almost 20. You thought you ‘let him fly’ when he moved in with his dad senior year. It was the worst pain of your life. That had to be it! No. Dropping him off in his dorm room. This is it! I’m doing it! I’m really … Continue reading This one’s for you, mama…for you and your 20-year-old child.
Whenever I talk about my son having Tourette Syndrome, I feel weird about the word ‘syndrome’. By definition, it’s not a derogatory word. Here’s the definition: Syndrome – a group of symptoms that consistently occur together or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms. Fair enough. So why the negative feelings when I … Continue reading When Tourette Syndrome Doesn’t Feel like a ‘Syndrome’ at All
The other day: I was running my bootie off with two little girls and breaking my lower back lifting 30 lb toddler everywhere I went. It was time to be somewhere, twenty minutes ago, and of course little man pooped right when everyone was heading to car. “Put them in the car!”, I say to … Continue reading Stay home mom, you’re doing the work of God
Something about seeing your small child running up ahead of you, over a hill, a flowering field, a long beach… Something about that picturesque view of their small body surrounded by a vast gorgeous nature and their sweet/innocent laughter getting fainter as they run on ahead…looking over their shoulder and giggling at you… “catch up … Continue reading Accepting My Son’s ADHD Diagnosis
Order fake Areca Palm tree for living room since I keep killing real ones. Find one for $163 on Walmart.com. Website says can return to local store if needed. Sweet. It comes, and Scott and Mom and Andrew all make fun of it. I try to give it a chance but know deep in my … Continue reading The Fake Palm Tree from Walmart