The Joys Of Adulting

I always knew that my son loved me; even in the tumultuous teen years. But, I never felt overly respected by him. But, that was until I took him to the eye doctor and I didn't go in with him. I intended to go with him, of course, but in pandemic world..that's not always an … Continue reading The Joys Of Adulting

When The Birth Mother Dies

My children's biological mother is dead. I only know because one day, I decided to be nosy and check jail records to see if she'd been up to anything. She hadn't. Because it turns out that after years of being worried that I would run into her with the kids, she was gone. She had … Continue reading When The Birth Mother Dies

Self-Care And Teenagers

Life is never simple. The stress and the obligations never end. Adulting is completely over-rated. And this is why it's super important to find the fun when you can and find opportunities to relax. And that's just what I was trying to do after grocery shopping the other day. It had started pouring rain just … Continue reading Self-Care And Teenagers

I Have A New Puppy

I have a puppy! Omg, I have a puppy! All of these years of rescuing/acquiring dogs and I have never had a puppy. The plan wasn't a puppy but for years, I have been dealing with the stress of bringing dogs in (as rescues and for petsitting) and worrying about the safety of our cats. … Continue reading I Have A New Puppy

Unexpected Truths From A Teenager

They say that horseback riding is beneficial on many levels. And, man, were they right! There is the obvious stuff like strength building, weight loss, and confidence building. But, what I didn't expect was the emotional benefit. I have mentioned this in a previous post before but this is a new story, promise! I had … Continue reading Unexpected Truths From A Teenager

I Forget About My Son’s ADHD

My son has ADHD and sometimes that just seems like a catch-all diagnosis. Through the years, there have been those who didn't completely think that ADHD was a "thing" and there have been those who thought it was as simple as taking away sugar. And there have been those who didn't think I should have … Continue reading I Forget About My Son’s ADHD

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

My teenage son and I have had a difficult time. It's hard to navigate the teen years and the challenges of post-adoption life. There were times that I wanted to give up on our relationship, but, I knew I couldn't. But now our relationship is shockingly good. He has gone from a boy who didn't … 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