Sometimes I think about how much easier my life would probably be if I didn’t have half the challenges I experience in my day to day life. I fondly remember the days when I could just take off and go wherever I wanted to without a second thought. Or, the days when I didn’t have… Read More How My Children have Taught Me to Be a Better Person
If all goes the way it should, my children will outlive me. But what will happen to them?… Read More When I’m Gone
Going back to school later in life just as hard, yet just as rewarding as you think it will be. … Read More Ten Reasons Why Being A Middle Aged College Student is Awesome.
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
“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
April is Autism Acceptance Month and I hope to share many of my colorful autism stories.
… Read More My Wannabe Criminal
How do you prevent going insane, when your ex does everything they can to drive you crazy?… Read More When It’s Always Your Fault
Sometimes I wish we could just figure out a way to get along.… Read More Why Can’t We Be Friends?
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
What will my kids do when I’m gone?… Read More Where There’s a Will
I’m starting namoblopo 2 days late because you know, I was busy forgetting to take out the trash.… Read More Our Family Habit
One of the things that I regret doing when I was going through my divorce was taking advice from everyone. This is what happened: My divorce was dramatic. That was mostly my fault, as I chose to share it with more people than I probably should have. It didn’t help that the papers were served… Read More What Getting Divorced Taught Me
For 3 years, my son Z and I went for breakfast every other week at this little cafe down the road from our house. I loved this place because we would walk in and everyone would greet us. The waitress would bring us our beverages. The cook already had our orders in before we even… Read More Death of A Smalltown Cafe
It might surprise you to know that not every English major wants to be a teacher. I know, because I am an English major, and I have never had any intentions of teaching. Even when I was a Spanish major, I didn’t think I would be a teacher. I don’t like talking in front of… Read More The Truth About English Majors
I’m currently working on my portfolio that is required of me to graduate with a degree in Rhetoric/Writing. This is one of the pieces I am including. It has been over 25 years since I set foot in Costa Rica, but the memories I had of that summer will stay with me forever. When I… Read More They Called Me “Gringa”
When I first knew I was getting a divorce I told my then therapist, “I don’t know how to be an adult.” Even though I had done things like register to vote, buy a house, get married, have children, get a job, pay bills and taxes and all of those things that adults typically do,… Read More Day 24: Alis Volat Propiis
Once again it is the end of the day and I realized that I still have to post something for the nablopomo challenge. So here is more randomness: Today I got an A on a research proposal for a paper. That’s great. My professor loves my writing, However, my professor doesn’t like my paper idea. … Read More Day 18: I’m Still Hanging In There!
I couldn’t sleep last night. I think it’s because I A) Slept until noon and B) By mistake yesterday (when I woke up at noon) took an extra dose of the pill that treats my sleep disorder. It causes alertness. In my case, too much. Aye. No sleepiness for this girl. So I was wired… Read More Day 17: Monday Musings
Last summer I decided to try online dating on a whim. After screening all of the messages I received, I struck up conversation with this really nice guy, who I will call “Pete.” For all intents and purposes, he was everything I thought I was looking for in a guy. Smart, cute, funny. Nothing like… Read More That Summer I Dated a Deadbeat Dad
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
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