My fancy school district is making headlines in a cringy way.

Our family moved to a rich neighborhood, in a wealthy city, for their school district. We needed a really good one. Our children are on the autism spectrum. They need an individualized education plan (IEP) that is heavy on expensive therapies and extra staff. A wealthy town should mean more money invested in the school.Continue reading “My fancy school district is making headlines in a cringy way.”

Autism and the Horror of the Pediatric Well Visit

After today’s doctor’s appointment, and the requisite trip to the donut shop, I am in tears, thinking, “Maybe I shouldn’t even be a mother! This is too hard!” I want to crawl into bed. And today was for a well visit! Pediatrician appointments destroy me. I don’t sleep the night before, during the appointment I’mContinue reading “Autism and the Horror of the Pediatric Well Visit”

Why Are There No School Buses in San Diego?!

I have only been back on school pickup duty for 7 days and I’m already murderous. We have been doing distance learning for TWO YEARS. yup. There’s three kids in my house. I’m pretty tired. In September I dropped down to 2 students when my eldest went back on campus. Oh, yes, students as inContinue reading “Why Are There No School Buses in San Diego?!”

My Google search history reads like I’m drunk

Valentine’s Day crafts kids Is rebound trampoline good for lymphatic drainage? How can I stop being so annoyed by everyone? Is that character Noah also from Mad Men? Why does it hurt when I suck in my stomach? Best hair dye for grays Best under eye serum Best CBD gummies Best THC gummies 13 searchesContinue reading “My Google search history reads like I’m drunk”

Guy is so “over” the pandemic he now lives in an alternate universe

I am innocently debating the pros and cons of getting an “Earth Day” cake pop with my two Littles when Guy Twenty-Something stumbles into the Starbucks and queues up behind us. BARISTA Sir, do you have a mask? GUY No. (horror washes down his face) ARE WE STILL DOING THAT?! I fully hone in oneContinue reading “Guy is so “over” the pandemic he now lives in an alternate universe”

My Pandemic is Different than Yours

For nearly two years I have been physically and emotionally cloistered from the world. I have fibromyalgia and several other autoimmune diseases which result in chronic pain. I did not want COVID-19 on top of everything I’m already struggling to manage. My husband has underlying medical conditions and my three kids have autism, putting everyContinue reading “My Pandemic is Different than Yours”

Did I Make a Mistake in Putting Motherhood Above All Else?

I watched the film “The Lost Daughter”. Olivia Coleman, a middle-aged woman, is vacationing alone in Greece. She becomes consumed with the dramatic narrative of a fellow beach goer, a young mother and her daughter. Coleman is thrown back to her own youth when she struggled to parent small children and maintain a separate selfContinue reading “Did I Make a Mistake in Putting Motherhood Above All Else?”

My kids are all vaccinated and here’s what I know

I have 3 young sons. My husband and I (we’re both vaccinated and have our booster) decided that we wouldn’t wait to get any of them vaccinated. As they became eligible, we immediately made appointments for them. My 12 year old got his vaccine back in June. I brought him to Radys Children’s Hospital whereContinue reading “My kids are all vaccinated and here’s what I know”

The Booster: What to expect for side effects after the third shot COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna.

I am high risk for serious complications from a COVID infection so I was eligible for “The Booster”. Having Googled extensively prior to the shot, and not getting many hits, I wanted to share my experience. I have a myriad of auto immune diseases and I did have a rough go of things after bothContinue reading “The Booster: What to expect for side effects after the third shot COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna.”