Our Happy Independence Day!

A belated happy independence day to all of my people from the U.S. We celebrate each year (except for last year!) in our small village with a parade and fireworks. Not to brag, but we have the best small-town parade around! It’s so very American! We have fire trucks (with sprayers to wet down theContinue reading “Our Happy Independence Day!”

Does Size Really Matter?

Size. Body size specifically. Does it really matter? The PC answer is “Of course not!” However, when you have lived in a plus-sized body for any length of time, you know that it does. I have been chubby my whole life. Well, not as an infant, but ever since. I was the kid who alwaysContinue reading “Does Size Really Matter?”

My Daughter, the Witch?

I have written before regarding Child #1’s strange behavior, but I want to explain and ask for prayers. My firstborn daughter was stressed when I dropped her off at college last Fall for her Senior year. She told me she did not need me to stay to help her arrange her room, even though IContinue reading “My Daughter, the Witch?”

Sibling Rivalry

Do you deal with sibling rivalry in your household? Maybe you grew up with it. Maybe your watch your children or grandchildren going through it. What purpose does it serve, you may wonder? Growing up, my older sister and I did not get along well. I don’t think she ever forgave me for being born.Continue reading “Sibling Rivalry”

Just Smile

Have you ever noticed that when you smile at someone, they generally smile back? It can diffuse a tense situation or make a new friend. Just turn up the corners of your mouth and let someone know you care. I bring this up because recently child #3, my special needs girl, was having a smallContinue reading “Just Smile”

One of Those Days

Have you ever had one of those days? The kind of day that nothing seems to go right and the best you can hope for is a good nap? Yeah. Today was one of those days. I won’t bore you with everything that went wrong. Just understand that while everything did not go wrong, many,Continue reading “One of Those Days”

Ham and Potato Casserole

In our home everyone takes turns making dinner. A few days ago it was child #3’s turn. I realize she has many mental issues, but she is still capable of making a nice dinner with some direction. So, here I was, laid up on the couch, as I have been for the last over aContinue reading “Ham and Potato Casserole”

Mental Health Update!

This week is child #3’s Spring break. We started out on Friday with a good day. Yesterday she went with a friend and hung out. Everything was going well…until today. I tried to give her a treat by letting her stay up last night until 10 p.m. to watch “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Yes,Continue reading “Mental Health Update!”