Personal Views

When the small boy shines.

We had a very rough, first year of school. Kindergarten was so very hard. Our sweet, kind, little boy exhibited actions that were unfavorable. We started the year with phone calls and visits to the principal's office. Riley has always been so sweet, so kind and so well mannered. He cared about his friends, he… Continue reading When the small boy shines.

Emotional processing, Personal Views

And let the judgement begin.

As I come public with my life and my struggles, I expect there to be judgement. It's part of the game. There are those that will agree, those that will disagree, those that will be hurt and those that will judge. For those that are hurt, the truth has a tendency to sting. I know… Continue reading And let the judgement begin.


Don’t you just love being a Mom?

It's a weird time in our lives. This little being is so amazing. He learned to walk and talk and grew way to fast before my eyes. He is sweet and kind and adorable and a great big asshole. Yep, you heard it. I said it. My kid is an asshole. Not everyday, not every… Continue reading Don’t you just love being a Mom?


I want to scream amphibian.

Reading is a funny thing. Some people love it, some hate it. Some read for pleasure, some for education, some for inspiration and some for.... Wait, this is PG-13, we won't talk about those people. But, teaching your child to read is a whole different thing. The small boy is 6 and in kindergarten. He… Continue reading I want to scream amphibian.


Turn on your light.

The grind of day to day sometimes gets the best of me. I get so into making it through that I forget to make it fun. I forget to see the little things. I forget to protect my shine. Even in the worst moments, there is sparkle. You just have to use a light to… Continue reading Turn on your light.