The Economy of Fail

When it comes to life, I’m pretty much nailing it. I’ll admit that I’ve had my share of advantages, I’m white, I’m living in the U.S. of Goddamn A, I have a loving and supportive family, my mental and physical health are mostly ok and most importantly I’m gainfully employed. …

Adult ChildrenSpecial Needs

My Twins Turned 20. Don’t I Get a Sticker for This Shit?!

I celebrated my twins’ 20th birthday last week, or as I call it, the 20th anniversary of My Motherhood. I graciously took a moment on my anniversary to celebrate the little turds and I took sometime to pat myself on the back, too. I’ve managed to keep the twins (and …

ActivismSpecial NeedsUncategorized

NYT OpEd Skewers Jenny McCarthy but Misses the Dish

Like most parents with an autistic kid, I spent the month of April shuttling my kid (in my case, an adult kid but a kid none the less) from therapeutic recreation classes to doctor’s appointments to over-planned “social events”, still maintaining a small career and creating time for the rest …

Adult ChildrenIdentity

The depreciation of childhood.

Horray America! It’s tax time. This is when we really get to see the true worth of our children and this year it’s $3,900.00 according to the Internal Revenue Service. I thought that when my children became adults I would no longer have to even think about them at tax …

Ages 2-5BabiesHealthHow ToUncategorized

Five Things to Know When You Know Things Ain’t Right

When my baby was two weeks old, we noticed that her eyes scanned back and forth like a metronome. Being the loving and thoughtful parents that we were, we made jokes about her “Kit Kat Clock eyes” and just sort of ignored it for about a week. She seemed to …

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Toddlers Say the Damnedest Things

I’ll admit, I’m horrible. I like to watch the TLC show Toddlers and Tiaras. It satisfies my neglected inner Honey Boo Boo Child, because when I was a little kid, I would have loved to have been in a glitz pageant. LOVED it. For as long as I can remember, …

HealthMedia & TechnologyPseudoscience

A Half-Assed Defense of Mommy Warrior Jenny McCarthy

Oh Teh Interwebs, you are so so so amusing. The clicking, the indignance, the only reading 1/5 of an article, will your hijinks never end? I was reminded of the stupidity of the internet his weekend when I was pelted with posts and texts about how Jenny McCarthy has been …

This sad crying rainbow cloud haz a sad.
ActivismAges 13-17 (Teen)Alternate Family ArrangementsEducationLGBTQRace, Ethnicity & CultureSex and Sexuality

Guess what? Conservative CA Group Blows Chunks!

The School Success and Opportunity Act is a real nice law in the Great State of California that pretty much says that you don’t need a dick to play boys basketball. To be more specific, the law requires that California public schools respect students’ gender identity.This will enable students to participate …

Alternate Family ArrangementsParenting StylesReligionUncategorized

People and their stupid, stupid mouths

If Hollywood has taught us anything, it’s that we can all live absolutely perfect lives.  We can have wonderful, giving friends,  perfect funky houses and wise old people who will show up at the perfect time to reassure us that everything is going to be ok if only we just …

Adult ChildrenAges 13-17 (Teen)HealthStep Families

Don’t Deny My Reality! I Have a Kid With Autism.

Seriously, I can’t bitch. I’ve gotten everything I asked for. As a kid, I had only one prayer: “Jesus Christ (for then, that was my god) please make my life not so boring.” Action was what I expected out of suburban Ohio and I got it. In Ohio, yes even …