The WalMart Incident and Stupid Strangers

This occurred in December of 2005, but it is still fresh in my mind. It taught me to not engage total strangers who think they are allowed to spew opinions about my life (that’s what FAMILY is for, anyway, right?!). It also taught me to not leave the house with a bunch of kids unless I am mentally prepared to deal with My Public....more
 @MichaelStout thanks for this! i always told my husband our son was an Aspie. moms just know ...more

The Fit To End All Fits

Enough time has gone by that I can finally talk about The Incident in Wal-Mart. Beware. This is a long post. March 31, 2006. Princess was a few weeks away from turning six. Buddy was still a few months away from being three. It was a nice spring day. Princess had asked if we could get out the watercolors and paint. I thought that was a good idea, but, alas, we didn’t have any watercolors. I told them that if they behaved that morning, we’d go to Wal-Mart that afternoon and get some watercolors. They behaved. ...more

Mom of the Year... Or Not

An elderly woman at Ruby Tuesday's complimented me on my "well behaved" children. ...more

I Love You, Even When I'm Angry

I just left a baby shower carrying my kicking, screaming, flailing daughter out while two women I do not know carried my son and belongings out to my car....more

Dealing With Temper Tantrums

We’ve all been there. You’re at Target or the mall and your wonderful spawn decides to throw a temper tantrum.In public....more

That Woman With the Screaming Kid

"Hi, I'm Sarah, this is my son Josh and we will be annoying you today." There was a time when I wanted to make this announcement any time I left the house with Josh.  I refer to this period in Josh's life as the "dark side" - essentially the years of his worst behavioral/emotional issues thus far. ...more

Thank you, Rachel, I appreciate the support :)