In case you’ve been Googling COVID-19 VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS: Yes, the vaccine is going to cause your immune related issues to flare (psoriasis, IC, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, etc.)

Your Googling has just been fruitful! If you are like me and suffer from psoriasis and a host of other autoimmune related ailments (fibromyalgia, Hashimotos, neuropathy, interstitial cystitis), you have probably spent the past year scouring the web for information about how COVID-19 will impact your health. And like me, you have probably read plentyContinue reading “In case you’ve been Googling COVID-19 VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS: Yes, the vaccine is going to cause your immune related issues to flare (psoriasis, IC, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, etc.)”

There’s a Special Joy to Fridays Again!

I am not shy in my distain for distance learning. I am running in three directions, beholden to the school district’s schedule and rules, only they’re happening in my house! I mean, ok, I do bend/ignore their rules whenever I can, I won’t lie. And I take satisfaction in yelling about did you flush theContinue reading “There’s a Special Joy to Fridays Again!”

2020 “Musings”

I’m not alone in feeling bleary from this Lost Year. Mostly, I feel like I’ve been abducted from my real life, by aliens, or an evil overlord, and am living out my days on a stage. It’s kind of like the movie “The Truman Show” but no one is running the show and there’s noContinue reading “2020 “Musings””

WTAF: Special Needs Education During the Pandemic

I try to be funny and encouraging and post about the little victories. But there are days when the grind that is parenting children with special needs is just overwhelmingly impossible. It doesn’t FEEL impossible, it’s like, actually impossible. How we make it to bedtime each day most often feels like it involved magic. Now,Continue reading “WTAF: Special Needs Education During the Pandemic”

A “stay-at-home” mom experiences life validation as homeschooling becomes what we do now.

I have long chided myself that my education has been squandered. I never finished my master’s or published my research. And that career I was scraping together? No, that’s not what I do now. I am a full-time parent who does not “work”. I had spent years chasing my education before graduating with a sexyContinue reading “A “stay-at-home” mom experiences life validation as homeschooling becomes what we do now.”

Paranoid Behaviors That Predict The Future?

I’m feeling like that little girl from the movie “Signs”, the one who left the glasses of water everywhere that later became instrumental in the annihilation of creepy aliens. Except it’s packets of hand wipes and my obsessive penchant for hand cleanliness that will save my family from getting covid-19. For 15 years, I haveContinue reading “Paranoid Behaviors That Predict The Future?”

Savage Potty Training

I never imagined that I would be writing a potty training success story that involved carnivorous plants! I have offered literally everything to my child if only we could say goodbye to diapers. And this is a walking, talking, knows-how-to-use-a-tablet-better-than-me little person. It was well past time. In a family of thee autistic kids, IContinue reading “Savage Potty Training”

This was going to be the year I focused on “Me”.

I’m a woman of a certain age and I am due my mid-life crisis. For a dozen years, my life has been the tough slog of motherhood. Making the babies, birthing the babies, caring for and raising the babies. I’m done with babies! Now, I’m surrounded by preschool to pre-pubescent boys and I’m really feelingContinue reading “This was going to be the year I focused on “Me”.”