Showing a Little Humility (AKA: I Like You More if You Blush)

A few years ago I was in a nice restaurant and forgot to cover my mouth when I laughed (I didn't want to show my teeth because the glue on my braces had badly discolored and my teeth looked stained since they were covered with the glue), and the waiter thought it was sweet that I blushed. I told him my temporary "glue" situation was mortifying to me even though I'm a reasonably confident person. It wasn't a blunder as such but he told me not to blush and that I looked "fabulous"!  Bless his heart!...more

Don't Judge Me

  Ok, let me set the scene for you: I’m in the grocery store checkout line with ds10 & ds12, and dd9. If you’re a mom, you probably already know where this is going. Did I mention my dd9 has bipolar disorder, ADHD, and ODD? If you’re a mom raising a child with emotional disabilities, you feel my pain already. I have to watch dd9 like a hawk....more

Yep. Exactly. Did you give SuperMom *that look* lol

I stare back at SuperMom defiantly, ...more

Finding Out About a Death on Facebook

Last week was a tough one for me on Ye Olde Facebook. On two consecutive days, I learned about two deaths through status updates. The news itself - and the form of delivery - had me reeling with a weird sense of connected disconnectedness. Does death even have a place on Facebook? Do those online relationships really run that deep? How do I properly handle this? ...more
@dschuler0209 Oh, no, no, no. I am SO SORRY that you had to experience any of this. Did you ever ...more