HummingBird Nest: Egg to Fledge – 2017

I’ve been tracking this incredible experience for 36 days and I hope you enjoy it here! This is our mama bird. Let’s call her Anna. I had a bur up my butt to trim back the over growing vines on the side fence. I don’t have proper pruning shears so I was gnawing at the thinner […]

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Your Worst Micro-Managing Nightmare or Just a Toddler?

We’ve entered the phase commonly referred to as the “Terrible Twos.” The age of the power struggle and asserting one’s rights while simultaneously having zero self-control and no clue how to manage all these Very Big feelings. Other mamas often say about their own children, “Oh he knows exactly what he’s doing.” Having a son … Continue reading Your Worst Micro-Managing Nightmare or Just a Toddler?

Unlikely Mother’s Day Tribute – To The BioMom of a Foster Child

Before becoming a foster parent I, as most do, had many preconceived notions about the “BioParents”. I assumed their children were removed because they’re drug addicts and criminals, they have no parenting skills, their pregnancy wasn’t planned, they didn’t want their kids to begin with and they certainly didn’t love them. After all, if they … Continue reading Unlikely Mother’s Day Tribute – To The BioMom of a Foster Child

Why I Don’t Want Anything For Mother’s Day

My husband isn’t so great at the gift-giving occasions. Turns out he get’s so overwhelmed by the thought and idea of what to get and how to plan that he stands completely still and does nothing. This counts for all gift-giving occasions. Including, but not limited to, my birthday, Valentines Day, Christmas, especially Valentines Day … Continue reading Why I Don’t Want Anything For Mother’s Day

Bipolar – Part 2: Anxiety, Super Mania and really not all that depressed after all 

As I mentioned in Part 1, the following are my descriptions of the different phases, cycles, and moods of my particular Bipolar Disorder. I wrote this many years ago, perhaps while Manic... I can’t remember. The intention was for it to help loved ones of those with bipolar understand a little better what they're going … Continue reading Bipolar – Part 2: Anxiety, Super Mania and really not all that depressed after all 

Bipolar – Part 1: Little Black Rain Cloud Tattoos, the word “normal” and other things you should know

Many years ago I wrote down my "description" of being Bipolar.  My intention was to put into words what I saw and felt so those around me could better understand it. Then I shoved it in a digital junk drawer and didn't actually share it with anyone. I had big plans for the piece.... A little history: … Continue reading Bipolar – Part 1: Little Black Rain Cloud Tattoos, the word “normal” and other things you should know