Love Songs

As a hearing parent of a deaf child, I have many worries. Wanting to be able to communicate and bond with my baby, whom I longed for so many years to have, has been a labor of love. Learning sign language has been, and continues to be, a wonderful challenge. Making the choice for Calvin […]

Tub O’ Fun

There are times when you need a pep talk, and times when you need some biting sarcasm.  There are times you need a swift kick in the arse, and there are times when you just need a good hug.  And then, there are those special times when you just need this: Now if you’ll excuse me, […]

Truth Tellers

From the mouths of babes comes the truth.  Children are just little adults without a filter between their brains and their lips.  To paraphrase Eminem, they’re just saying the shit we’re all thinking!  I’ll give you an example… A few years back my weight was something really ridiculous. A number that was so high my […]


Going into this, I’m already laughing at myself because I keep replaying in my head that Jeff Foxworthy (yes, the redneck guy) stand-up bit about how every parent thinks his/her kid is soooo SMART, and he tells the story of a family member who was so proud and bragging and going on and on about how […]

Fall Into the Gap!

Let it be known, on this 95 degree day…while I’m wearing a dress…walking down a city street…a little bit sweaty… I have fully accepted and am at peace with the fact that I will never, ever, ever get the sensation of a cool breeze blowing through my… THIGH GAP! That’s right, my thigh gap.  I do […]


My Babyman is just days away from experiencing a miracle.  Like Forrest Gump got magic legs, my son is about to receive his magic ears!  The discussions, diagnostics, planning, appointments, testing and re-testing, and surgical procedure that have had to take place for this miracle to happen have been overwhelming. For months I wondered if […]


I’ve been preparing to write a post about Mother’s Day seeing as how this will officially be my very first.  I’ve spent the past few days reflecting on how my view of Mother’s Day has changed over this last year. Before my beautiful little man joined our family late last May, I’d gotten to a […]