Category Archives: Family

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? […]

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N…in the north woods.

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Oh Cheeky Monkeys…what an adventure I’ve had.  Know where I went?  Noooo….not shopping, not couponing and not racing my little Volvo from one end of Bangor to the other (because I would never drive too fast anyway…hi Bangor PD!) looking for the best deals!  Because I was onnnnn……………………VACATION!  What?  Who does that?  Crazy rich people with […]

Happy birthday to you, 15 years later.

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So after almost 15 years, Hallee wants a birthday party.  See, the last time she enjoyed a birthday party, hers or anyone else’s for that matter, she was 2.  1999, to be exact.   So Prince was right!  The last time we partied like it was 1999, it was, well…1999.  That’s when things really started changing […]