16 11, 2016

Great and Full

2018-10-08T15:53:48+00:00By |Holidays, Write On!|

Normally this pumpkin spiced time of year you'd find me (a) cursing the hashtag #30daysofthanks (who has the time for that crap, seriously?!) and (b) inserting the hashtag #goodtimes with a hearty helping of sarcasm.  I'm happy to report I've felt a shift, and by that I don't mean I've had to loosen my belt by a notch or two.   Not [...]

13 09, 2016

Don’t Stop Believin’

2018-10-08T15:53:49+00:00By |Birthdays, Holidays, Parenting, Write On!|

  image credit http://blog.umbiedentalcare.com/   Over the weekend, J.R. lost a tooth.  The good news? I'm not sure I can report any.  The bad news? Amazon Prime doesn't yet drone packages to my door in an hour's time.  I am screwed. You see, J.R. could not care less about money. I won't mention his nine-year-old cash worshiping brother knows [...]

13 02, 2015

I Funny Valentine

2018-10-08T15:54:06+00:00By |Book Reviews, Holidays, Parenting, Write On!|

  I can picture it like it was yesterday. I returned home from receiving (but most definitely not processing) J.R.’s autism diagnosis to find a package at my door. With my infant car seat carrier weighing on one arm (ouch) and my three-year old tugging hard at the other (ugh), the Abercrombie shopping bag would unfortunately have to wait. I [...]

1 01, 2012


2018-10-08T15:54:08+00:00By |Holidays, Parenting, Write On!|

Seeing as there is no way in hell I am going to be able to maintain any typical New Year’s Resolutions, especially scream at kids less, I had to really think long and hard if I was to come up with any kind of list.  In the midst of jotting down not completely impossible resolutions such as: quit thinking I can afford anything from [...]

12 12, 2011

Elfin Magic

2018-10-08T15:54:28+00:00By |Holidays, Write On!|

Christmas.  Oh joy.  Is it that time of year already?  Time to pray one of the 35,000 toys in the chain store look books catch my kid’s eye?  Time to run out and buy TWO of everything on my younger, typical son Jackson’s list in case my autistic son happens to fancy (a.k.a. fight him for) any of it?  Oh and [...]

6 12, 2010

The Ghost of Christmas Present(s)

2018-10-08T21:19:48+00:00By |Friendship, Holidays, Parenting, Write On!|

It’s so hard for me to get geeked up about the holidays- this coming from a person who nearly pees her pants at the sight of a new US Weekly.  I get excited about nearly EVERYTHING.  Grocery store BOGOs, the sound of the mail truck, and the anticipation of learning which home will be chosen at the end of House Hunters all have me [...]

29 11, 2010

A Wishbone, A Backbone, & A Funnybone

2018-10-08T15:54:29+00:00By |Holidays, Parenting, Write On!|

bastardized invitation courtesy of evite.com Over the holiday weekend (which I was SURE I would not survive), we received an invite from our good friends the Popritkins for a Thanksgiving leftovers luncheon.  Clever idea, huh?  I hope to make it a tradition, as long as it’s mostly their leftovers of course. I can’t cook to save my life. [...]

18 11, 2010

Thanks, But No Thanks

2018-10-08T15:54:30+00:00By |Friendship, Holidays, Parenting, Write On!|

Raising a child with autism is like being shoved on to a roller coaster when you are afraid of heights. FYI, I am PETRIFIED of heights. Raising a child with autism is also a never-ending mind screw.  Just when you think you know what you’re doing, you’re proven dead wrong.  Ask me how many times a day I put that theory to [...]

8 11, 2010

Picture Imperfect

2018-10-08T15:54:30+00:00By |Holidays, Parenting, Siblings, Write On!|

a rare pic of my children sharing the same space Trying to be on the ball for once this year, I scheduled a holiday photo session for this past Saturday.  Like most South Floridians who live in total denial that the weather will dip below 85, I waited until Friday morning to come to terms with these facts:  [...]