Not So Traditional

Not So Traditional

Assuming everything goes as planned, QMonster will start 3rd grade this week. I can't but help and worry if we made the right decision to send him back to "traditional" school. If Summer 2020 had gone as planned (ie Las Vegas vacay, Disney World trip, 10 weeks of working from home with QMonster out of [...]

Food For Thought

Food For Thought

I have been approached about this story several times. I don't think people seek me out to get my input because I am some wise know it all that would offer some valuable insight. I think the reason this story has been brought to my attention over 7 times now is because the story is [...]

With A Heavy Heart

With A Heavy Heart

I write this post with a heavy heart. Scrolling through Facebook today, I came across ANOTHER article regarding a young child's suicide. This time we're talking about a 10 year old boy who was bullied due to a medical condition beyond his control. I vowed to Maddie's mom that I would keep spreading the Stick [...]

Adoption Q&A

Adoption Q&A

November is National Adoption Month so obviously I have to write a post about adoption!! I get so many questions and comments about adoption. Here are my answers.

Steel

Steel

Dear Quin, You just finished a meltdown. You said a few choices words and broke something I can never replace. By the time it was all over, we were both tired, defeated, and in tears. I never thought this would be parenting. I thought I would issue a warning and you'd back down with an [...]

A Magic Wand In Pill Form

A Magic Wand In Pill Form

A happy pill a day keeps the crazy momma away. Literally. Not even kidding. I'll admit, I have been on and off anxiety/anti-depressant meds for most of my adult life. I have, on more than one occasion, found myself overwhelmed, sad, or anxious. I know that I am a worrier and a stresser. I was [...]