Posted in June 2012

packed and ready

~ Background Story * ~ Three weeks of shopping, running (sometimes literally) from store to store, countless Zappos boxes arriving in a steady stream at the door, and one last-minute panicked trip to EMS before they closed last night et voila! The kid is packed and ready to go. Well, she’s packed at least. The … Continue reading

i blinked

~ So I’ve been tryin’ to slow it down I’ve been tryin’ to take it in In this here today, gone tomorrow world we’re livin’ in Don’t blink ~ Kenny Chesney, Don’t Blink ~ Katie, 2003 * Tomorrow, we will drive that little girl to sleep away camp, two hours from home. That tiny imp, … Continue reading

mom, watch this! on huffpo

* My post today is over at the Huffington Post. Since we had so much fun at the pool together yesterday, I figured we might at well head back there again. I hope you won’t mind joining me on a short trip .. ~ April, 2011 .. The girls and I are on vacation in … Continue reading

a capital day

June, 2010 * Memory: a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things. ~ Pierce Harris *** 11:06 p.m. Luau and I have just gotten back from a night out with cousins. Julie’s gone home for the night. I am … Continue reading

see thee more clearly

~ I had to walk away from Huff Po yesterday. Despite many thoughtful, sensitive comments, there were some others which were anything but. The irony of leaving judgmental, vitriolic comments about other parents on a post that begs someone to stop making judgmental, vitriolic comments about other parents appears to be lost on those who … Continue reading


~ Since the Huff Post piece went up so late last night, I’m going to let it stand as today’s post. Which also lets me off the hook cause I’m sick. 🙂 There were apparently some problems accessing the link from mobile devices. It seems that you need the Huffington Post app to view it, … Continue reading

oh, jenny

~ A couple of weeks ago, Jenny McCarthy said the following at Autism One – “This is something I touch about every year on – and that’s the Victim Moms vs the Warrior Moms. And you’re both out there, so hopefully you can recognize yourself if you are a Victim Mom after I explain this. … Continue reading

the inficial big sister

~ Happy Monday, friends. The girls and I were away this weekend. Well, so was Luau, but he was away somewhere else, so well, yeah. Anyway, being away, I missed wishing all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day. To those who know that being a Dad means far, far more than being a … Continue reading

thanks, and thanks

~ I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. ~William Shakespeare ~ It’s the last day of the school year. For my big girl, it is also the last day of her elementary school career. For the life of me, I don’t know how that happened, but here I now sit – the … Continue reading

billiard balls revisited

Ed note: I can’t start this post without telling you how grateful I am for all of your incredibly supportive comments yesterday. I never cease to be amazed by just how blessed I feel to be part of this loving community. You really do rock. So thank you. ~ Last night, Brooke and I were … Continue reading