New parents have it rough sometimes. Babies cry -- a lot. I've often found myself thinking it'd be so much easier if my little one could just tell me why she's upset. Then I could fix the problem and everything would be wonderful, ...more
At two-and-a-half, my autistic son spoke more often than several other kids in his regional center-funded speech and language class. Two years later, several of those kids talked non-stop, whereas my son continued to speak only occasionally, and ...more
It was our great philosopher in a bowler hat, Boy George, who said it best when he sang: Time won't give me time. It's one of those hard truths working mothers (hell, all mothers!) know too well.And for us WAHMs ... listen. The juggle is real.
Yes, you read that title correctly: I now have a son ...
This story started a long time ago. Decades.
It begins with my sister. She and I never really got along. As a child I idolised her. She found me annoying. She was popular, gorgeous and ...more
It wasn't until I watched her — I never saw her face, but the way her shoulders slouched forward told me she was dejected, and the way her body moved told me she was crying — that I decided I had to step in; I had to say something — for her, for others, and for me. ...more
New parents have it rough sometimes. Babies cry -- a lot. I've often found myself thinking it'd be so much easier if my little one could just tell me why she's upset. Then I could fix the problem and everything would be wonderful, right?
Recently, I watched the new CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which features Rebecca, a Jewish American woman visiting her ex-boyfriend Josh’s extended Filipino American family for Thanksgiving. While it’s completely over-the-top (the hip-hop video segment!), it was hilarious....more
I have been reading Don Quixote and one thing is for sure: this book is about illusion vs. reality, which is a human dilemma through and through. At first, I saw myself in Don Quixote. Now, I see other people in him. Events in different people's lives can be a certain way in their minds, when the reality is completely different.What does all this have to do with homeschooling?...more
The holidays are here and it's time to deck the halls! Our decorating season began early: last week the boys and I attended a blogger holiday party hosted by Balsam Hill, a company that sells premium Christmas trees, wreaths, and holiday decorations. Three of their designers were on hand to showcase some of their wreaths and offer tips on how to decorate wreaths ....more
Join the other Quicktakers at This Ain't the Lyceum 1. We started our Thanksgiving Day with the annual Run for the Homeless. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year and the funds raised provide food for many people throughout the year ....more
I recently took a mini road trip with a colleague who needed a ride as well as a shoulder to cry on about coworker conflicts. I can empathize. I have a fair amount of experience with people who can masquerade as well-adjusted adults in every other setting but the office, where they’re likely to pair up the...more
I’m limping toward the end of NaBloPoMo. I missed a day, and I don’t feel bad about that, but I’m determined to post the rest of the month. Some days I don’t make the kids pick up the playroom at the end of the night or before we leave the house ....more
I’ve been asked many times the past month how it feels to have Charlotte here after losing three babies. I appreciate these questions more than anyone could know, because they’re always followed with, “Of course it’s not like she makes everything better.” Yes – exactly. That’s so validating to hear along with the genuine interest […] ...more
The 6 weeks from Thanksgiving Day (in the U.S.) through Christmas and on to New Year’s Day are some of the busiest of the year for wives and moms. With extra shopping, cleaning, cooking and celebrating added to our already-busy schedules, we start to feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders. It’s enough to add a large dose of “bah humbug” to the season that should be the most joyous of the year....more
Help protect your family from the transmission of harmful bacteria and viruses! Use Lysol’s Full Bathroom Range to remove soap scum, lime scale, and everyday dirt and grime to leave your bathroom smelling clean and fresh. Read more
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