My kid is a adult, now what?

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity. Nelson Mandela...more

Guardians Are Made

When does a person take up guardianship for her planet?My father began my instruction in my early childhood. Forestry, flora identification, etc. all came under his and my mother's tutelage. My brother and I were expected to understand the world around us and our place in it as guardians of its future. He never used those words, but the position was always clearly defined....more

Two Unrelated Hearts

I have given birth three times: twice of my body and once of my heart. It's a complicated thing-- telling a story that's not your own. Knowing where to draw the boundaries. Knowing what to share, which details to skip like smooth rocks on the water's surface.There's a space between where his story ends and mine begins. I'm looking for that place today, that intersection between two unrelated hearts....more


Hitting the road to attend our final hearing to finalize guardianship and conservatorship.  Ready for this to all be over...really need some light at the end of the tunnel....more

My Life: A really bad made for TV movie...

I don't really know where to start to describe the events of the past four days.  The outrage I feel right now is palpable and has taken over every thought in my tired brain.  I feel as though I'm living in a really bad Lifetime movie. ...more

What it means to be a child bride

Have you ever stopped to think about what a child bride goes through? I mean really think about it?...more

Powerful, Shocking, Horrifying. But thank you for the information.

I haven't read it yet but ...more

Samar Badawi is in prison

Two years ago, Samar Badawi, then 30, signed a petition to allow women to drive here in Saudi. Six months ago that petition was used in court by her father to prove Samar, a divorced mother of one son, was “deviant”, and disobedient, and to justify charges against her of ”filial ingratitude. ...more

Today is a good day to SCREAM!

Ok, from the get go, I want to apologize in advance for my lack of writing skills. I am not a writer, nor do I play one on TV. My blog is simply an ongoing journal about the trials and tribulations of raising 3 teens with special needs. ...more

Well, the past two days have been days from hell as far as my oldest goes. What's really sad is ...more