I told God I can’t die before my kids and then I had the nerve to tell Him I couldn’t die and have them find my body. Morbid thoughts I know but that’s what crosses my mind from time to time. The other night I woke up at 1:00 am, not feeling well at all. … More Paging Nurse Sydney
I didn’t realize the date was October 16th until my bestie from Michigan called to remind me. October 16th was the day of love, my wedding date back in 1999. For a good laugh I tried on my wedding dress last night and Syd literally hollered and her echolalia was on point!! “This is a … More It’s My Anniversary
Last week Thursday I went for my scheduled mammogram appointment. Since mommy is a breast cancer survivor. I make sure to complete my monthly exams and keep all appointments. Sydney joined me at my appointment last week and so did a small Tinker Bell doll that was giving her a sense of comfort. That’s autism … More Mammograms, Nursing Bras and Tinker Bell
I struggle with blogging lately because my draft posts are like mini novels and then I realize, Ain’t nobody got time for that. As I enjoy a pedicure I’m typing this quick blog! For those that think I should be relaxing. I’m the only one here and blogging relaxes me. Besides I can’t decide on … More Stop Trying So Hard!
It will be six years since my divorce. A lot has changed for our family in six years. The fear of “what if” hasn’t gone away. My story didn’t end like a fairy tale but I still love my story and can’t wait for the plot twist and the ending. Being an autism mom is … More Single Mom Confession
I grew up believing that broken crayons didn’t color. I was the kid that would have a panic attack when my pencil broke in school. I was taught that broken was not good enough. It wasn’t until I was much older that I realized beautiful things happen once you’ve been broken. I was broken making … More I’ve Been Broken
“Don’t forget our Easter basket!” Harrison and Sydney sorry to disappoint but the Easter basket days are over. Did you forget? I stopped doing Easter baskets for my kids three years ago. I was mom shamed a few days ago, because evidently you can give your kids Easter baskets until they are 21. I guess … More Where’s The Easter Basket?
When Sydney was younger she called her seizures “the monsters”. She would tell me the monsters were coming before the actual seizure happened. Sydney’s seizure occurred at night and I thought she was having bad nightmares at first. After many videos and journaling her doctor diagnosed her with epilepsy. Autism has us on high alert … More She Called Them The Monsters
If I learned anything going through my divorce, I learned to remain classy. Remaining classy during times when your emotions are high, can be difficult. But why lower your standards just because you are hurt and angry? I’m not diminishing your pain and suffering at all. I challenge you to remain classy when someone makes … More Where Are My Big Girl Panties?
I’ve learned a lot in the past year and one thing is that things don’t always appear as they seem. When looking at a situation from afar it may appear one way. Once I’m able to get closer and investigate, things are actually completely different. I was in a hurry last week, because my life … More Do You See What I See?