September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month. I have spent the last 3 years of my life raising 2 children affected by fatal alcohol. One was diagnosed as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), one of the most drastic and severe syndromes within the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). While they are no longer in my … More Fetal Alcohol
Not sure what exactly I thought our future would look like, but it wasn’t this. 23 years ago, I said I do. I was young, going to school to be an English teacher, and marrying the hot boy I’d fallen head over heals for in the whapping 10 months I’d known him. We wanted to … More 23 years later and nothing has turned out as planned
I have been thinking about adoption, foster care and kinship a lot lately, and just how stinking hard it all is.
Imagine waking up not knowing what just happened, where you are, why you can’t move or talk, perhaps banged and bruised, thoroughly embarrassed, and feeling like you have the worlds worst hangover. Now imagine it 2-4 times in a day, 10-15 days a month. That’s been the life of my daughter since she was 16. … More Seizures Suck
I’m here to be a voice of adoption today, to speak out to the injustice of unloved children, and to ask you how you can help.
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This is the question we must ask ourselves. The answer is, I indeed have prejudices, does that mean I have racism? Maybe. I don’t want to, I want to say “NO, NEVER”, but how will we change, how will the next generation be better than us if we aren’t honest with ourselves? How I wish … More Am I Racist?
40 years…gone, poof, just like that! I’ve been married as long as I haven’t. My kids will all be adults in the next 9 years. It’s all crazy, and it’s all got me thinking about what I hope the next 40 years holds for me. 1. 30, 40, 50, and 60 year anniversary 2. 5 … More 40 goals and dreams for the next 40 years
In this world of Covid-19, I hate the phrase ‘new normal’. We are in a world where toilet paper and hand sanitizer are like gold, where we wear masks everywhere, and the term essential worker exists. None of this is normal. I am not a huge touchy feely person by nature. It’s just not a … More This is not normal
These are the words written on my aromatherapy bath salts. You see I am like the rest of the world right now, in quarantine with my 5 kids all at home doing home school. And I am suddenly somehow a home school teacher. Did I mention that 3 of these kids are teenagers? So I’m … More For Best Results, Breathe Deeply
I have not blogged in a really really really long time. Honestly I have not painted my nails, gone swimming (I like to swim laps at a local pool), or generally done anything for myself in a really long time. To say things have been crazy would be the understatement of the year. Things have … More How I get through a whole lot of life mess.