I Hate Waking My Son Up

My 13 year old epitomizes the term "heavy sleeper." The worst part of my day has always been any time that I have to wake him up. Homeschool definitely makes that part easier because I can try to let him wake up naturally. Not always, though, because he has been known to sleep all day. … Continue reading I Hate Waking My Son Up

I’m Going To My First Comic Convention, The Book Review

They say to write what you know. And there aren't many people who know the costume and convention scene like Candy Keane from Geekmamas. Between her personal cosplays, her geeky blog, and her costume shop (to mention a few), she has kind of done it all. So, yeah, she wrote when she knows! Every caregiver … Continue reading I’m Going To My First Comic Convention, The Book Review

Teenagers And Texts

William and I have had a long, windy road as many of you know. There were times that I wanted to give up. But, I knew I couldn't. But now our relationship is shockingly good. He has gone from a boy who didn't like being touched (to the point his counselor asked me to talk … Continue reading Teenagers And Texts

Dear Parents, This is Not Homeschooling

So due to the coronavirus pandemic, kids doing school at home has become a thing Some call it distance learning, virtual learning or online learning. Those all work. Call it what you want but don't call it homeschooling. Because it's not. What is homeschooling? Homeschooling is taking control of your child's education. It's finding a … Continue reading Dear Parents, This is Not Homeschooling

My Son Moved Back Home

So awhile ago, I wrote an angsty post about my oldest son moving out. Neither one of us handled it well and it caused a lot of hurt feelings on my end. It's all the proverbial water under the bridge now, though. And everything is just fine between us. I always figured that at some … Continue reading My Son Moved Back Home

Learning To Live With Epilepsy

You want to be there for your children. You want to believe that as a parent, you have a heightened sense of danger and just plain know when your kids need you. Well, that wasn't the case the other night as Brian and I slept soundly while our son had a seizure in the hallway, … Continue reading Learning To Live With Epilepsy

My Kid Looks Young

William looks young for his age. Primarily because of his height.  And everywhere he goes, people make sure to tell him. Every new doctor. Every new teacher. Every new classmate. Man, I wish I was exaggerating. When I was a kid, I was very thin and very insecure about it. And everywhere I went, people … Continue reading My Kid Looks Young

My Son And His Room

As a mom, finding the balance between my expectations and what the kids can reasonably be expected to do is a constant struggle. Of course, this is not just a mom thing. It's a Dad thing or any kind of caregiver thing. Really, it's a thing for anyone who has to ever deal with other … Continue reading My Son And His Room

We Don’t Give Up On Family

My mom died. But this is not a blog post about that directly because I just can't. Or you will see me ugly crying through the screen and nobody wants that. Because even the word "devastated," doesn't accurately define how I (and my family) are feeling. This is about the unintentional final gift from my mom. A … Continue reading We Don’t Give Up On Family

When Things Get Dicey With The Neighbors

"Don't yell at my son!" The words echoed in my head and a combination of pride and panic filled my insides. In the past, when things had gotten heated with Brian and anyone else (as will happen at some points in life), I had only panicked. I went right to the "don't cause a scene" … Continue reading When Things Get Dicey With The Neighbors