Milestones and Wonderment: Celebrating Autism Each and Every Day ~ Charmin’ Carmen

When I tell people my son is autistic, they instantly feel bad for me. I can see it in their facial expression and the way the tone in their voice changes almost immediately. It’s never intentional, always genuine, and perpetually with concern, but it hurts my heart. My son, who […]



I Gave Birth To A Miracle 18

  At 5 1/2 weeks pregnant, I had a miscarriage. Actually, I didn’t know I was pregnant until having the miscarriage. It was a substantial period, I was trying to get pregnant again, and wanted to make sure all was okay with my innards. So I went to see my […]

A Broken Heart – Two 1

Left lonely and afraid, you stole my heart. Swallowed it whole as if it was a free meal. You ate it up, used it, pretended it was yours. You determined you had some rights to this heart. You ripped the skin from the walls and took the blood from inside […]



Suck My Soup; Friday Funnies With Alyssa 2

I like to laugh, who doesn’t? I have met some fantastically funny people since I started blogging. When I say funny, I mean the ugly laugh funny. If you don’t know what the ugly laugh is then you haven’t had a picture snapped of you while doing it. I. Have. […]

Why Amy Schumer And I Need To Be Best Friends

I love a good comedian, but more so I love a crass, say shit as it is, dirty mouthed Woman. I love a raunchy joke, and it pleases me to hear a good off-handed comment. Don’t get me wrong, I am as fair as they come. I don’t believe that […]

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Bring Your Teens To The Beach They Said … It will Be Fun They Said 5

The days of sand castles and water wings are gone. My toddlers have grown up and become teenagers. Taking them to the beach is nothing like it used to be. I don’t have to spend 2 hours packing a cooler full of rehydrating beverages, sandwiches and any snack I can […]