My Mantra

Stand tall and try to always face into the light. Yes there is darkness behind you but only you can ensure it does not consume you.

What would you do?

I am at a jam currently and am not sure what to do next. Last week CPS called and they were going to close out the case against the kids, you know the one that started in December. They wanted to know if there were any updates I told them sure, last week M1 told... Continue Reading →

Baby K learns “No”

Baby K is affectionately called Baby Shark in our house. We call her that because of her love to "chew" on my finger when she is upset. No it doesn't hurt it is just funny as it started out when she was cutting teeth and still continues. Well the shark is very intelligent so we... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Awfulness

 Yah so about N on Wednesday night....grrr yep I called her on the fact she had stolen 2 cans of corn, 3 cans of mushrooms and 6 Go-Gurts. I reminded her that stuffing her face full of food, as she was downing the pint of ice cream, was not going to help her deal with the... Continue Reading →

Facing Hard Truths

Today I had N's CSE meeting. Overall it is a good meeting for sure. She has made a lot of progress in many areas. Of course there are struggles but we came up with plans to help and prevent as much as one parent can. Of course mid way through the meeting the CSE chair... Continue Reading →

Back Into Routines

Well the fun of the vacation has ended boo hiss. It was a really nice time and I am shocked because usually something goes wrong, a fight breaks out, tempers flaire or the baby melts down. So when none of this happened I wondered what would happen next...I know I am paranoid. So it turns... Continue Reading →

Philadelphia Zoo

On a suggestion from "A" we decided to visit the zoo today. I had bought the four entrance pass for Philly and wanted to be sure we did that before we left. We used the pass for Adventure Aquarium, Please Touch Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary and today the zoo. The kids do love the zoo... Continue Reading →

Eastern State Penitentiary

Sometimes I have to sneak an education in on the kids. So being a super huge reality crime freak, I love the chance to see real life locations for real world terrors. Yep I am well read on things like the mob, sooo imagine my excitement when I heard that the Eastern State Penitentiary housed... Continue Reading →

Vacation Orchids

I decided to take the kids to Philidelphia this winter break instead of Florida. They have become so ungrateful lately and expect that these things will happen so I needed to mix it up. I do enjoy Philly though so it is fun for me as well. Also it is milder here than at home... Continue Reading →

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