Category Archives: relationships

The Other “R” Word

Today you might have seen this splashed across various social media outlets. I think it’s pretty safe to say that anyone who would call themselves my personal friend probably doesn’t use the “R” word, or if they have in my presence, they’ve been corrected. It happens, I move on. It’s an ugly, ugly word that …

Continue reading


Sometimes I think social media is like the question, “If a tree falls in a forest but no one is there to hear it, does it still make noise?”.  In other words I think that sometimes people think you’re not feeling, believing, thinking, or doing a certain something unless you’ve announced it loud and proud …

Continue reading

That’s So Aspie!

THAT’S SO ASPIE!!! And from the new hit show, “That’s So Aspie!!”, here’s the latest episode: Hubs just reminded daughter at the dinner table after she asked to be excused that they (he & she) would be in charge of clean-up after dinner, so be available for that. She said, “Again? Why me? Why not …

Continue reading

Family Redefined

In general I think I do a pretty good job of “blooming where I’m planted”. We’ve had quite the adventurous life so far, and I have no doubt it will continue. We have been blessed (in the truest sense of the word) to meet some of the BEST human beings on the planet, and they …

Continue reading

It’s hip to be brave

BRAVERY There’s been a lot of talk on social media and the news recently about the word “brave”.  Specifically it’s being used to describe a pro basketball player who’s recently publically stated that he’s gay.  For this he’s been declared “brave”.  Um, not so much.  Before you get your panties in a wad, this is …

Continue reading

Why God Can’t Be Our Sugar Daddy

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. (Romans 8:28 AMP) One of the many lessons I’ve been learning recently is directly …

Continue reading

Is It Too Late To Give Up Grief For Lent?

You KNow You’re In The Grief Cycle When…… You’re talking to your bff on the phone (thank you GOD for free long distance) and you find yourself tearing up because you realize in the middle of the conversation where you’re trying to recount the frustration that has been the past 48 hours, that you’re grieving …

Continue reading

2013 Is Off To A Rousing Start

I feel like the guy in the UPS commercial who’s sitting in an empty, glassed-walled office randomly proclaiming “BUSY!……….I’M BUSY!!” to his fellow office workers walking by. We’re not even three weeks into the new year and I’ve already accomplished quite a lot with little or no effort. The jury’s still out on whether it’s …

Continue reading

Been There Done That In 2012

As always, I got this idea from someone else, a friend of mine who posted his list on his Facebook wall and I thought it was a great idea. Thanks Dan, hope you don’t mind that you were the inspiration for this. Here are some things I did in 2012: *Knitted something for myself for …

Continue reading

Thanks To Autism, I Can’t Even Answer A Simple Question

I have a feeling this post will probably make the most sense to parents of children who have “invisible” conditions like autism, PDD-NOS, and behavioral, emotional, and mental health issues, but everyone’s welcome to read along and join me where we live. This is incredibly difficult for me to write. Once I put it out …

Continue reading

The Diary of a Not So Ordinary Boy

My world, its ups and downs


A Holistic Site for ALL Paws is the best place for your personal blog or business site.

Talking Math with Your Kids

Because children enjoy using their minds

The Never Say Never Home Schooler

A home school blog written by someone who NEVER, EVER thought she'd home school. This ain't your mama's idea of home schooling, but the kids are learning despite me!


Fun Learning Resouces for Kids


When will we ever learn?: Common sense and nonsense about today's public schools in America.

Left Coast Dad 2 Two

I Control The Remote When No One Else Is Home