I can see all obstacles in my way...

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May your days be merry...

Just a quick "hello" today!It's the Time for Mom blog hop today (it wouldn't be Tuesday without it!)! Be sure to link up your own parenting posts, or anything you would like to share with a bunch of cool chicks, and check out some of the amazing posts!But before we do that, WHO WANTS TO WIN SOMETHING????? Hell, yes!MeriMint is the creation of Meri Dorfner, a Philadelphia-area artist (and my cousin)! ...more

Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

I saw a story on the news today about a man who dancing.As far as I am concerned, if you feel the groove, you should shake your butt. I have been known to dance in long lines, in the shower, while making breakfast, and on actual dance floors. The Lord knows that I am a terrible dancer but, much like writing, when the spirit hits me I have to let it out! ...more

It's the thrill of the fight...

{musings}I am sitting on my couch in a quiet house. We had a snow day this week to liven things up, which left me to pick up the aftermath of having a little boy cooped up inside all day. Trains all over, his beloved cat stuffed animals piled up on the couch, and bits of snacks abandoned everywhere ....more

So what?

Five Random Things1. PJ is very into money lately. He will cut you for a penny ....more

Standing at the of the road, boys, waiting for me new friends to come...

I have made a huge parenting error. I know, try not to fall down from the shock of it all. Truth be told, it's more of an error in my regard of humankind, as opposed to a poor parenting choice ....more

If I just breathe...

Tonight, sharing the words of one of the many, many, many people who have said the things I think, but more beautifully and more succinctly and with perfection. Happens all the time... ... so, yeah, parenting is hard & beautiful,and...more

My feelings swell and stretch...

Today was a very Monday-ish Monday....more

Just a day...

{blurbs}...had an amazing, yet harrowing experience with my friend Mary Beth yesterday, as we traveled to South Orange, NJ to audition for Listen To Your Mother, an amazing show put on in nearly 40 cities featuring women reading their original writings. While I certainly don't think I will earn a spot in the 2015 cast, it was a great experience to have the chance to read in front of an audience. Of all the times I have been on stage, this is the first time that I had to be myself, not a character ....more

Full of broken thoughts I cannot repair...

{stream of consciousness}Autism can rear it's head at the most inconvenient times, none so much as at a family gathering to celebrate the birthday of my niece.Newly 11 and lovely as can be, Riley is one of the best kids I have ever met. PJ adores her. We arrived at the party with a bag filled with UnderArmor and birthday wishes for this beautiful girl.The kids (all 9 cousins, ages 1-13) played, presents were opened, and soon enough dinner was ready to be served ....more