Monthly archive March, 2013
From Train Wreck to Train Ride - Jett's First Audition

From Train Wreck to Train Ride – Jett’s First Audition

He was a spinning, rocking, stacking, non-verbal, notoriously clever escape artist.  He refused to be in the company of strangers, fled when crowds appeared and reacted to change with uncontrollable fits of animalistic rage.  They certainly didn’t cover that in ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’! Never wanting children, I wasn’t one to dream of...
Too Soon

Too Soon

I’ve been putting it off.  He was asked many times.  Shame on me.  Invitations to parties had often popped up in his take-home-folder from school.  One was for a skating party… Ugh.  Another was a drop off.  No way.  One brave mother was requesting a sleepover.  No chance.  But this invite was different. I’d been...
The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth

I was naked – this time in the biblical sense.  I had just put my son down for a nap while staying at my in-laws, my three year old with cerebral palsy, incapable of sitting up and hardly able to roll over on his own.  I surrounded him with several, huge, overstuffed down pillows on...
Because I'm Me - I Need to Know!

Because I’m Me – I Need to Know!

I live a public life.  I keep few secrets.  I rarely wear make-up.  I post my dirty laundry (no, seriously, actual piles of dirty laundry) for anyone to see.  I am imperfect, flawed, fearless and feisty.  Today I posted a plea to the world to help me find my birth family.  Folks have responded en...
My Babies Ride the Short Bus

My Babies Ride the Short Bus

My babies ride the short bus, yep – the short bus.  Like myself, you may have snickered when you heard those words as a child.  I remember having visions of seeing spastic kids, wearing oversized helmets, bashing their heads into the windows, while hearing random moans and screams seeping out from inside their brightly colored,...