Why I Refuse to Force My Kids to Hug and Kiss People

I don't know if anyone else remembers being a kid and having your parents tell you, "Okay. Kiss so-and-so goodbye!" and we did, because that is what we were supposed to do and we didn't want to upset our parents or whatever grown-up it was. And we hated it. At least I did. It made me feel so uncomfortable deep down in my soul to have to force physical affection when I knew I didn't want to. But I did it rather than give my parents any kind of issue. I didn't want to offend anyone. I didn't want to upset anyone. It would be over quick, right? Just get it over with. ...more
Growing up my mom refused to make us hug and kiss relatives for exactly this reason. She also ... more

I Spill My Heart and History On My Blog (and My Folks Hate It)

My father hasn’t read my blog since I started my "365 Project" on January 1st of this year. This is my 103rd piece and still I haven’t received a "good job" or "fun read" or even "nice of you to make me look like an asshole in that piece." Instead, I got nothing. At first, I wondered had he read the piece which had gotten press, the one about him giving me a blood transfusion? ...more
I think I read the story of your dad and and the blood transfusion, it can be hard when aomeone ... more

Do I Have to Celebrate My Daughter's Feeding Tube?

February 7th to 13th is Feeding Tube Awareness Week. While I respect the Feeding Tube Awareness organization, especially its outreach to parents, I have mixed feelings about the awareness week. ...more
Amy I am not a tube dependant person but as a disabled person I  have met many people who use a  ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2015 Posts Here!

Hello, NaBloPoMo'ers, here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
Being thankful is ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2015 Posts Here!

Hello, NaBloPoMo'ers, here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2015 Posts Here!

Hello, NaBloPoMo'ers, here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
Backstory for my current Fiction Friday ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2015 Posts Here!

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I belirve this is my omly post this week but at least I managed that ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2015 Posts Here!

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I  have a new theme song and it is ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2015 Posts Here!

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Fiction Friday is here. ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2015 Posts Here!

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I missed a few days but that doesn't mean I'm going to quit. I have noticed a lot of commentary ... more
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