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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...

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...

My Wannabe Criminal

April is Autism Acceptance Month and I hope to share many of my colorful autism stories.

The Stuff No One Tells You About 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...

Our Family Habit

I’m starting namoblopo 2 days late because you know, I was busy forgetting to take out the trash.

What Getting Divorced Taught Me

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...

They Called Me “Gringa”

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...

Day 24: Alis Volat Propiis

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...

Day 17: Monday Musings

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...

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...

The day after.

The day after.

Nablopomo day 9. I’m debating whether or not to post something meaningful about the presidential election results, but I’ve got nothing. It’s not that I am trying to be flippant or act as if...

Did You Vote Today?

I did.  Gotta exercise my constitutional right. On my 18th birthday, which happened to fall on an election day, my dad drove me to our designated polling place and helped me register to vote. ...