What An ER Visit Taught Me About Cherishing My Children

“These kids are driving me crazy!”If you are a mom, and unless you are Mother Theresa, I’m sure you’ve uttered (or screamed) these words out of frustration before.I know I have. Many times, in varying tones of voice.The fighting, the messes, the mealtimes, the questions....more

Over the river and through the woods to homeschooling we go

 Is Albuquerque Public Schools a disaster? Yes, of epic proportions. Are they incapable of functioning and actually educating the children in their care? Well, that goes without saying. Am I fed up with being threatened with jail or drag my seizure ridden child to school?...more
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Today changed me

I am lost in the light, truly. It is bright all around me but I can’t see which way to go. One way I run smack into the wall that I saw but still ran into. The other way is clear but to get there is so far away that I can’t see how to get there. Today showed me that so clearly that I am left in awe and wonder at how the universe works….....more

You can break everything in this house and it couldn't come close to my heart

To break everything that you love and brings you comfort seems like the definition of insanity, right? Then Ryan is insane. He keeps breaking everything that he loves; Kindle, lantern, toys, Lego’s, clothes, you name it. Leave him alone for five minutes and he will rip everything to sheds. He is doing it right now. Pushing Russell’s boundaries until he snaps. I am not in the room and he is pushing me to my breaking point. He is being the worst of the worst and there is no reasoning. He doesn’t seem to even grasp how far past OK this behavior is, yet he keeps going....more

9 months

nine months. it has been nine months since my last seizure. i've never really felt compelled to count the days since a seizure overtook my body. until now. i can't explain why i feel like i want to. i find joy in it and success. before my last 2 seizures, not having one was something i expected. as if that makes any kind of rational sense. i am a person with epilepsy, after all. i am going to have seizures. it is a part of my life. it has taken me 14 years to accept that. accept that. ...more

Soy formula linked to seizures in children with autism

New research indicates that there may be a link between seizures in children with autism and formula containing soy protein (vs. milk protein).Of the 1,949 children that were studied, there were:- excess seizures among the girls- excess seizures among the total sample of children- borderline significance among the boys (who were 87% of the children)...more

Get Out of the Way of Medical Marijuana

Marijuana is not my thing. I know there are many people who would say that it’s just a matter of finding the right kind, but I’m more of a glass of wine kind of girl. That’s just my taste. I’ve never been big on the legalization of recreational marijuana, but I also didn’t oppose it. I’ve been pretty indifferent to the whole thing....more

When you can't fight depression

My younger brother is smart. Like, wicked smart. Such as, can explain time-travel smart. Should be a rocket scientist kind-of smart. Could hold a conversation with Sheldon Cooper smart. ...more

Seizures, Autism, and Our Family's New Normal

I'll never turn my cell phone off in a movie theater again, not after doing so made me miss the call that my 12-year-old autistic son was having a full-blown seizure....more
Shannon, the emotional roller coaster and angst you described are all too familiar. (BTW, a ...more

Why My Life Depends On Tomorrow's Run

The morning of September 16, 2006 was a sunny one. The skies were as blue as I had ever seen them and with less than two months left, my mother-in-law and I decided it would be the perfect day to hit some stores in search of my son’s first Halloween costume. It was a Saturday, so I kissed my husband lovingly, told him to enjoy some alone time so he could listen to his new Tool album loud and without interruption, and then packed my beautiful sixteen-week-old in the car after giving him his morning bottle.  We had about a half-hour ride ahead of us before we got to Lenox Mall. ...more