DIY Fun: Party Craft Idea

A few months ago, my daughter convinced me to allow her to have a sleepover party for her 11th birthday. I was reluctant, but ultimately gave in knowing this was our last year in this school district and she was moving on to middle school and new changes soon.  (Reminder:It's not about you, Mom).  So, … Continue reading DIY Fun: Party Craft Idea

Why I Will Neva, Eva Spend Hours in a Hair Salon Again. Eva!

"So, the "me time" that we thought we were going to get turned out to be of low or poor quality.  A total waste of time really." So, my sister was on her way to visit me last week and she didn't have time to make a hair appointment or know where to go, so … Continue reading Why I Will Neva, Eva Spend Hours in a Hair Salon Again. Eva!

Woe is a NO! – 40, Single and Childless

"Why is there is no celebration for the invisible ones who help the world go around?  Since she doesn’t have a ring or child she fades into the crowded background of the miscellaneous." As a single, childless and 40-year-old woman it is rare that people say things like “Congrats on being single. I need to … Continue reading Woe is a NO! – 40, Single and Childless

Just Another Manic Monday

Sometimes I feel like there needs to be at least two more of me. And even then, I feel like I may only be able to get done only half of what's on my To Do list. By the time my day ends, I'm looking at the list and wondering how on earth I thought … Continue reading Just Another Manic Monday

Summer Vacation Countdown & Why I Am Od’ing on Self Care

"The new norm for me is to make Hilda a priority so that I can have the energy to give to my loved ones and be at my best." This time of year parents all over the country are starting to get to that point where exhaustion is starting to set in. The demands of … Continue reading Summer Vacation Countdown & Why I Am Od’ing on Self Care

Spring Cleaning…How I Declutter (Or Maybe Not)

My kids are 13 and 6. So I don’t have to tell you how much “stuff” we accumulate around the house. If there are not a thousand small stuffed animals, then there are an ever growing collection of Legos. And just when I think I cleaned up all of the Legos, I find some small … Continue reading Spring Cleaning…How I Declutter (Or Maybe Not)

Thank God For Small Steps: The Makings of a Social Butterfly

  My son just turned thirteen. He has been dreaming of being a teenager since he was about four. At four, he was diagnosed with a speech and learning disorder, which later turned into a diagnosis on the Autism spectrum. Unsure what that meant, his father and I trudged ahead. My son was one of … Continue reading Thank God For Small Steps: The Makings of a Social Butterfly

Healing Through Words

Cierra Arnold was indeed “on her own,” coping with the inevitable practical issues and, more important, with the profoundly emotional ones. What to do, how to react, reaching out again into the world—struggling to create a new reality for herself while clinging to memories of the past. Her focus is on her own roller-coaster experiences, … Continue reading Healing Through Words

Alcohol Used To Be a Friend of Mine

Growing up I always despised the smell of alcohol. I had an uncle who used to over indulge and always smelled like a brewery. Periodically my father would try to hang with my uncle, but after one beer he was down for the count. Witnessing and smelling this made me wonder why anyone would dare … Continue reading Alcohol Used To Be a Friend of Mine

Back Off My Kid, Please And Thank You

"So let me help you, let's find a strategy that allows my child to get the best out of his educational experience without creating stress for us all." I am chilling at work last Thursday and my coworker tells me I have a phone call and "it's important".  I answer the phone thinking its work … Continue reading Back Off My Kid, Please And Thank You