Parenting

They Call Me Mom

The four human beings I am happy to call my children are the greatest things that have ever happened to me. I can’t imagine my life without them. This is my absolute favorite picture of the four of them, taken years ago when H was a baby. They are all so happy. Also, this is my… Read More They Call Me Mom

Random Musings

Adventures in Online Dating

Facebook keeps hinting that it’s time for me to find the other fish in the sea. I’m not so sure. … Read More Adventures in Online Dating

Autism

The Day He Asked for Orange Soda

  A few weeks ago we were sitting in the office of a psychologist, where H was getting evaluated to see where exactly he was developmentally. The doctor was asking him to complete a variety of tasks, none of which he apparently wanted to do. Instead, he sat and looked at his hands that he was… Read More The Day He Asked for Orange Soda

Divorce

Fifty Percent

“What do you think makes a divorce contentious?” As the professor waited for a response I looked around the room to see what anyone would say. I knew that I was going to be the only person who would really know the answer. Most – if not all – people in my class had probably never even gotten married, let… Read More Fifty Percent

Divorce

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Sometimes I wish we could just figure out a way to get along.… Read More Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Divorce

The Stuff No One Tells You About Divorce

I found out my divorce was official via a random email on a Saturday morning around 4 am about 6 weeks after I had moved out of our home and in with my parents. I couldn’t sleep so I picked up my phone, and suddenly saw the email from my attorney. Somehow the divorce had become finalized and… Read More The Stuff No One Tells You About Divorce

Parenting

Bad Clay, Good Clay

The type of clay we use determines the strength of the foundation we have.… Read More Bad Clay, Good Clay

Parenting

That’s Not Fair

 Every morning at around 6:15am Henry opens my door and jumps into my bed. Most of the time I wake up when he does this, other times I don’t notice until I feel someone kicking me. I haven’t slept in for at least 5 months and I do blame someone for that, which I… Read More That’s Not Fair