Parenting Archive

What not to expect when you’re expecting

If you had a web site that was geared towards pregnant couples (yes, I know, it’s the woman who is pregnant) and couples with newborns, who is the last person in the world you would ask to write a guest post? I am sitting around, minding my own business, and I get this email: I

Like, as vs is

I am getting taken to task for some comments in a very recent post. I was in a discussion with one of Pearlsky’s therapists about having conversations with Pearlsky in the evenings. I said (both in the meeting and on this blog) … I talk very little. There is no conversation, that takes two. I

“Hope springs eternal …” ~Alexander Pope

I will start with what would appear to be a non sequitur, but is not, hence it may just be that elusive non non sequitur. And more to the point, since it comes before the post itself, to which it is a non non sequitur, it is more properly a pre-post non non sequitor. Many

Mad Mensa Math Skills

A comment on the last post sort of insinuates that I went into the IEP meeting and bullied the therapists and teacher with my superior math skills. Well, yeah, but that was not the point. I am remiss in that I did not offer the proper introduction in the blog post, the “why” for you

The lesser of many evils

Yesterday the psychologist asked me “If you are so dismayed with the school and the district, why don’t you send Pearlsky elsewhere?” There is no residential program that can possibly give her the love, affection, and caring that she gets at home. Don’t you read Kelly’s blog? There is no other school within commute distance for

Not all mushrooms are poisonous

Today Angelina Jolie told the world that she had a preventive double mastectomy. It turns out she has a certain mutation of the BRCA1 (BReast CAncer) gene that caused her doctors to say that she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. Hence the preventive removal of her

“There’s no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.” ~Stephen King

I always seem to write a Mother’s Day post. My mom hates the day, she has children that treat her right and tell her they love her all the time, we don’t celebrate her or our relationship just one day. That said, I did send flowers and “signed” everyone’s name. A couple of times this

What’s with all the crap?

I get a call from school, Pearlsky seems upset. The aide thinks it may be stomach related but is not sure. I go to school and check her out, and quite frankly, I am not sure. She is obviously uncomfortable and does seem every so often to be straining, hence maybe she is a bit