Hope and Grace for the Moments When You're That Mom

I swore I would never be the mom whose child threw a fit in public. My children would know, both inherently and because I told them so, that we needed to be respectful of other people and their precious ears when we were out in public. I would never be THAT mom. Alas, I've been THAT mom more times than I care to discuss. Kristy at Grace for Moms recently shared that we've all been THAT mom and that we need to offer grace to moms in that horrifying, embarrassing moment of public meltdown. ...more
I once heard the best advice about temper tantrums, and it saved me during those embarrassing ... more

"It's Not Fair to the Normal Kids." Are You Kidding Me, Lady?

I told her that my son has autism and she responded, "oh, my nephew is autism." Yes, she said it like that -- should have been my first clue. She continued: "They try to stick him in with the normal kids, but I just don't think it makes any sense. It's not doing ANYONE any good having him with NORMAL kids...." ...more
I am so dumbfounded I can't even think of anything constructive to say, I can only think of ... more

My Kid Can't Spit

I don’t know about you, but I’ve just about had it with all the sickeningly proud parents in my suburban enclave. The next minivan I see with a “My son made the honor roll at John Muir High” sticker, I’m going to aim at, accelerate, and ram into. You know, go all Fried Green Tomatoes on their ass....more
Such a cute post! I'm so sick of people celebrating mediocrity. My six year seemingly can't ... more

You Are What You Post: A Warning & A Rant

About seventy-eight times in the past few weeks I've seen this tweet or Facebook update that basically boiled down to this thought: "I can't believe X thought Y about me." The update is usually made by some woeful person who has just been smacked in the face with how their online persona is perceived by those in their social network. ...more
So true, and I am guilty of all of those things at one time or another haha! more

Helping My 13-Year-Old Get Ready for Social Media

It is times like these that make me think she may be ready to dip her toe in the tumultuous ocean of social media. Not because writing a good blog makes you savvy to the ways of Facebook, but because she has demonstrated that she can share her feelings effectively to the world (or me). She writes, she proofreads, she edits. I have an almost 13-year-old that is bringing the whole social media thing and her use of it to my forefront. I have several ideas running through my head on how to approach this, but I still have time....more
What an amazing post! Thank you so much. Your daughter sounds like she is very mature, creative ... more