The Story Of The Insanely Creepy Doll

A few years back, I got a call from an older second cousin on the ex's side of the family whom I absolutely adore. She invited me to come and visit her because she had a few large boxes of clothing that she wanted me to have for my kids. She'd bought it all for her grandkids, so they'd have their own wardrobes at her house, and they'd since outgrown it all ....more

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Beware The House Of Plague

Beware the house where they talk in numbers 103.2, 102 even, 101.8 3 teaspoons for you, 2 teaspoons for you brother, and I get to swallow the pills You only drank 3 ounces, drink some more I know you ache. We all ache. Eat your soup ....more

On Friday I

On Friday, I got this Tweeted in my direction: I don't know this guy. But that's okay. I don't know a lot of the people on the internet ....more

Tweeted Out Of My Self-Esteem

On Friday, I got this Tweeted in my direction: I don't know this guy. But that's okay. I don't know a lot of the people on the internet ....more

Why I Told My Daughter She Didn't Have to Go to College

"I'm not sure I want to go to college," my daughter said to me. I guess the look on my face made it pretty clear what I thought of that, and she hastily amended it with, "For the first year, I mean." "You want to take a year off?" I clarified. "Yeah. I just don't think I need to start right away." I chewed my lip, considering my words carefully. ...more
You did awesome. Its easy to respond with what we know best but biting your tongue and being ...more

Once Upon A Time - Season 4, Episode 13 Recap: The Chick In The Shower Curtain Needs Some Pzazz

Ah, the great, squealing, dancing, unmitigated joy of a Once Upon A Time post-hiatus return episode! Especially after the way we left: Rumple banished from town, Belle trying to walk back with this giant balls she grew swaying in the breeze, Emma doing shots with Regina when she should have been "celebrating" with Killian (and the quotation marks are a blatant reference to the fact that if a man kissed me like that, I'd have been feeling behind me for the doorknob to his room), and three new big baddies being courted by Rumple. Read more » ...more

Ah the great

Ah, the great, squealing, dancing, unmitigated joy of a Once Upon A Time post-hiatus return episode! Especially after the way we left: Rumple banished from town, Belle trying to walk back with this giant balls she grew swaying in the breeze, Emma doing shots with Regina when she should have been "celebrating" with Killian (and the quotation marks are a blatant reference to the fact that if a man kissed me like that, I'd have been feeling behind me for the doorknob to his room), and three new big baddies being courted by Rumple. Read more » ...more

Fun On A Friday - Today's Topic: "And That's Why I'm Still Single"

I went out for happy hour with some friends on Wednesday (control your shock, please. I actually went out) and the craziest thing happened.I walked into the bar, and a few guys sitting at a table turned and looked at me, and two of the guys kept on looking. I mean, didn't turn back around and watched me walk on by.I wasn't sure if I should be flattered and play with my hair while tugging the neckline down on my shirt or terrified because they might be serial killers looking to make me part of their next human skin suit ....more

This Was One Of Those Weird Autism Mom Moments

 David has been a real exercise in parental patience lately....more

This Was One Of Those Weird Autism Mom Moments

David has been a real exercise in parental patience lately.He's always had a wonderful, sunshiney personality, and that hasn't changed. What has changed, however, is the level of testosterone flooding his system as he edges closer and closer to puberty. He's starting to get a soft furring on his upper lip, and his already broad shoulders are getting broader as his height climbs higher and higher ....more