Explaining Racism

My two kids are intellectually challenged. Despite their age they function at approximately 10 years old. The events of the news have impacted them and so we have to talk about it. It is hard to explain why folks who are not white are hurt by people in charge more often. It doesn't make sense... Continue Reading →

More Outside Learning

Today I told the kids we were going outside today to learn something. They grumbled and complained but when I told them s'mores and a tether-ball would be set up they both jumped up to help. Yep I bought a tether-ball for all of us off of ebay. It came today and we installed the... Continue Reading →

Making Memories

OK yes I get it the pandemic is hard on all of us. Take care of yourself, take care of your kids, I get it. None of this is working for me and I was in the military I can function in constant stress. I am NOT made to be a Mom, school teacher, day... Continue Reading →

Old School Skills

Sometimes the fact that I am "older" than many of the other Mom's of the kids my kids associate with has an advantage. Effective today the Governor said all folks have to wear something covering their mouth and nose when out in public. Enter the skill set.....sewing. Yep I own a sewing machine and of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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