Clean Shavings

Mary Peret writes at about life as cowgirl-slash-zookeeper-slash-Mom and what its like to be an adult with ADHD raising children with Autism, ADHD, bipolar and other assorted challenges. Divorced from her children's father, she found unexpected joy in being a single parent until she met SG and fell in love.  They married in November of 2011.   She drinks far too much coffee and is trying to learn to watch her language. 

Doing it for myself

Photo by Mary H Peret, 2013. ...more

Extremes and the going to of them

The perfect relationship. ...more

Into the Deafening Silence

I don't know what to write here anymore. I lost my mojo. ...more

Friday's Gratitude

Dear God, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you giving people inspiration to create things. ...more

How not to become what you despise

It was an early lunch on a Sunday in Seattle, fifteen-odd years ago. ...more

Baby its cold outside

Happy New Year, friends. ...more

They are not ours

Having a friendly relationship with my ex makes it a lot easier for all of us. ...more


I'm counting my blessings this freezing cold afternoon in December. ...more

Hypothetical Advice

If you were to ask me for my advice, which you won't, I'm not sure I would give it to you. ...more

Oh Christmas.

Annnnnd just like that, it's Thanksgiving already. ...more