A New Reality

Tomorrow is Mother's Day and what a mixed blessing day it really is. I know it is this way for a lot of adoptive Moms but also because my mind is haunting me with thoughts of "is this my Mother's last Mother's day?" I don't know, we don't know I think both of us think... Continue Reading →

Learning Skills

Today was one of the worst morning starts ever!!!!! OMG M2 and N going at it over a pair of shoes that M2 said N could borrow that both wanted to wear today. UUUUUGGGGGGGG, the real issue, today we had orientation for their new volunteer job of cat care at the local animal shelter. Both... Continue Reading →

Mommy Tell Me the Truth

I was cornered in the house the other day by M2 and N.  Both looked at me very expectantly and asked me the question I knew at some point I would have to answer anyway. "Mommy is there a Santa Claus?" Now most parents I know field this question when the kids are 6 or... Continue Reading →

Workplace Conundrum

I am not sure I write about my job but as of today things got a bit sticky. Let me start by saying I work for a great guy and my cubicle mate and I are super close. Love the team, love the job, the Director....well not everything is sunshine and roses...sigh.... So my boss... Continue Reading →

Serving Others

My kids are a bit self centered. They tend to be a bit self absorbed and often do not think about others first. Well all right they are teens some of this is normal but just to be safe, enter community service. Tonight our church helped serve dinner at a center for individuals with HIV/AIDS... Continue Reading →

You are going down substitute!!!

I am sooo freaking mad right now I am writing to calm down and process this information. M1 told me that she had a substitute English teacher one day this week. This piece of garbage said to a student in the class "Well it is obvious you are not listening. Your parents probably want to give... Continue Reading →

Addressing Stereotypes

Well this week is of course St Patrick's Day week and so I got braced for the obvious. If you ever meet me in person it is very obvious I am Irish from the reddish blonde hair, ruddy complexion or half a bazillion freckles I cannot deny my roots. I grow sick of the drunk... Continue Reading →

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