Category Archives: Family

Hairless legs, oral surgeons and the joys of Armpit Night.

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Being the mom of teen and  ‘tween girls, even without the autism factor thrown in there, can be enough to make a grown woman cry trying.  There are days, like today, where all of life’s little stresses all pig-pile on top of each other and you have two choices.  You can either laugh, or you […]

I found myself in a hairy situation.

Miss Thang getting her cookie making on.

Ask any parent of an autistic child about getting their kid’s hair cut and be ready for some epic eye-rolling, chest-clutching and possibly some weeping.  I’m sure that out there somewhere in the world, there’s an autistic kid who doesn’t mind getting their lid done, but I’ll be damned if I’ve ever met one. I […]

I’m officially over winter.

Yep.  I'm officially over it.

Remember when snow was fun?  Yeah, me either.  When it’s -10 and howling winds, it’s not like I can send the kids outside to play and it’s.  getting.  old. I lived “away” for lots of years.  I lived where it was hot and snow was something that people sprayed on their windows out of a […]

Just keep swimming.

photo via Pinterest

Some days I sing Dory’s refrain, “Just keep swimming” to myself when I’m feeling overwhelmed.  What?  I like Finding Nemo.  It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re an autism parent.  Meetings, appointments, doctor’s appointments, schedules.  It’s a never ending loop than can catch you, drag you under and flip you end over end, just […]

Getting more bang for your buck just got harder.

Great coupon, too bad we didn't get it here.

So, I’ve touched on this before.  Couponing is getting harder.  This last year that I’ve been couponing has seen some pretty mild changes to store’s coupon policies as well as the coupons that have been made available.  Maybe not so many great deals, maybe a few less identical coupons accepted in a transaction.  But here […]

Wait, I’m not ready!

Racing away from deer flies.

The last week of summer vacation.  Facebook is fillled with staged photos of parents jumping for joy when the little terrors darlings climb back aboard the yellow-bus-of-freedom once more.  Now typically, I’d be cackling and counting down the days with the rest of the over-tired, had enough Mamas out there, but this year I’m….not.  Wait…what? […]