Ever hear that saying, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket?" There was a twist to that saying in my mind, "Don't put all your hope in one basket." At least that is what I was telling myself by December 27th when I was having a momentary pity party. My son Kyle had made a turn around in … [Read more...] about Tossing Your Hope In One Basket
My sister Lisa and I concocted a plan when she was eleven, and I was fourteen. Being the older of the two, I should have been setting an excellent example for her. Instead, I was dragging her into my scheme. We had been lounging around the living room waiting for Mom to come home one December day … [Read more...] about I Have No Gifts To Bring
The house smelled terrible... I was cooking Kyle's breakfast and getting his lunch ready for him to head out for the day. Kyle has autism and is twenty-seven years old. My husband Vance had just walked into the kitchen and was coughing. I had also been choking and coughing on burnt black pepper. … [Read more...] about Peace Amongst The Flying Dishes
I could hear thumping and pounding as I woke from my sleep. My eyes were fighting to stay open since it was late at night and I had dozed off. That beautiful time of year had arrived again...Christmas. Our family was getting back on our feet after being homeless for a few months and living in … [Read more...] about The Night Before Christmas
Are you a kind and sweet mother-in-law or are you a jealous mom who is out to prove that you are the better choice? I have a son who makes me number one in his life; I bet you wished you were in my shoes, but read on, it's not what you think... It's been a good month: I was offered the Presidency … [Read more...] about Monster Mother-In-Law or Fairy Godmother.
Mothers and Messes He came to me the other day Smiling brightly waving his page Look, Mommy, what I have done He bragged a bit and it was fun I set my book on the table And took the time to read his fable I looked at the paper and what did I see Scratches he wrote imperfectly I couldn't make … [Read more...] about Mothers and Messes