Just My Opinion

The Big C has arrived.

The Big C has arrived.

Yep, the Big C aka Cancer has entered our lives. Two weeks ago, I was worried that I could have breast cancer due to a suspicious-looking mammogram. Thankfully everything turned out fine. Fast forward to last Monday, my stepmom had an MRI to rule out […]

Empowered Women Empower Women

Empowered Women Empower Women

As I wrote a few weeks ago,  I grew up with a small number of strong female role models available. I had my grandmother and watched other empowered women like Carrie Fisher and Mary Tyler Moore. I didn’t want to accept whatever people perceived to […]

Not That Type of Girl

Not That Type of Girl

Back in the 70’s and 80’s, many young girls growing up dreamed of being a princess, a wife, a mother and usually involved marrying Prince Charming. They loved to wear dresses and play with their dolls/Barbies. I’m not that type of girl. I wanted to […]

We need to be responsible when advocating for special needs

Everyone has seen the story of the Autistic teen and her mom that was asked to leave a United Airlines  airline flight. (they were placed on another flight and made their ultimate destination, at no cost to them) I get that the mom is upset […]

17 years

On April 2, 1998, I married the love of my life. We were just 2 wild-eyed kids(we were 24 years old)  who were hopelessly in love with one another. We were in the process of starting our own family, barely knew each other a year, […]

Why do I write?

Why do I write?

I know that most people who blog/write are looking to monetize it or grow some sort of business. I’ve done that already and I just love to write about my life. I believe it’s more a cathartic type of thing or a way to process my […]

Starting another new chapter…

Just when you think you got this parenting thing all figured out .. somehow a monkey wrench is thrown into the mix. Having been a parent for almost 17 years now, it’s a bit surreal to look back when the girls were babies. Now my […]

Special Delivery

Today, one of my best friends had her first baby. He is the cutest little bundle of joy I think I’ve ever seen.. well, maybe except for my own 2 little bundles. His name is Aidan and so far, look just like his dad. I’m beyond […]

Continuing my journey with depression

Depression is a horrible disorder. It can creep in without you noticing it until it’s too late. I usually have some mild “atypical” depression every fall and I can normally handle it. My depression usually doesn’t look like most people who have depression. My version […]

Hawaii and Alaska

Being a parent is a tough job. Being a parent to a special needs kid and an academically gifted kid is hard work and requires a very delicate balancing act. I love both of my daughters equally, despite their individual strengths and weaknesses. However, let’s […]