Bragging rights, “those conversations” and loving your ordinary kid

I’m reading this book right now called Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid!: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Kids By Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian. I bought this book in a particularly low, snarky, and impulsive moment…because—please understand—I really don’t want people to shut up about their “perfect” kids… …I just wish … [Read more…]

We changed our life (Part 1)

Hey ya’ll. Here I am, in TEXAS. TEXAS, ya’ll! June was one of the craziest, most life-changing months of my life (minus when we brought home newborn twins. Nothing tops that). We closed on our house of 9 years. I packed up the majority of our stuff, all while solo-parenting 4 kids, because Aaron got … [Read more…]

Fourteen Years

I have a vivid memory of a visceral experience of tangible joy, a jolt of happiness in a moment of homecoming. It surprised me because I had only “lived” in Virginia for a semester, but when we drove over the hill and my college campus came into view after 20+ long hours in the car … [Read more…]