An Open Letter to Typical Parents on the First Day of School

Dear Typical Parent, Hi there! I saw you this morning at the bus stop, taking pictures of your kids in their new clothes with shiny backpacks and haircuts. My son was the little guy with a hole in the back of his shirt where he ripped out the label because he couldn't stand the feel of it against his skin. He had last year's backpack even though the zipper is broken, because it's familiar to him and he was also wearing last year's shoes because he doesn't grow much and they feel just right. Kids with autism like things that are broken in. ...more

A Letter to the Typical Parents on the First Day of School

Dear Typical Parent, Hi there! I saw you this morning at the bus stop, taking pictures of your kids in their new clothes with shiny backpacks and haircuts. My son was the little guy with a hole in the back of his shirt where he ripped out the label because he couldn’t stand the feel of it against his skin ....more

How to Be Happy

Be happy. That sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? It’s not ....more

Life List 31-40 And a Reevaluation

Almost five years ago, I started a Life List on this site. FIVE YEARS, people. That’s practically a lifetime in itself ....more

Extremes

Every single day I think about writing, but there are a lot of things I can’t share right now; things that are too painful, too wonderful, too much of one extreme or another which affect not only me, but people I love. It’s been almost a year since my life was turned upside down, but there are still a lot of things left undone. A few days ago I went out and bought an old-fashioned, spiral notebook and some pens so I can write again ....more

May’s a Jerk and Steak is Life

I have no explanation for my absence other than the fact that May is kind of a jerk. It rolled in with me crossing a half marathon off my life-list on a beautiful morning, then the sun appeared and flowers bloomed, there were weekend getaways, fresh air, laughter, and friends started coming out of their homes like spring-struck zombies carrying grilled hamburgers and coolers of beer. See? ...more

Cracking up and Unbreakable

There is something I need. I need it as much as water, air, food, clothing, shelter, coffee and beer. If I am to be a functioning member of society, I need laughter ....more

Tips from Momo: To All the Single Ladies

It’s not like me to brag (oh, who am I kidding), but over the past eight months I’ve learned a lot about myself and I’ve learned a lot of things that may benefit you too. I’m here to share the knowledge I’ve gleaned from this broken life of mine in case you suddenly find yourself in a crumpled heap in the middle of a grocery store aisle. Hypothetically ....more

3 Smart Ways to Use Twitter and Its Tools for Better Blogging

If you have taken a deep look at your Google Analytics lately, you may notice Twitter dropping off as a referrer to your blog, but I am here to assure you that Twitter is not dead. It can be a useful tool for content creation, monetization, and community building. Here are just a few ways to use Twitter and its third-party tools to better your blog....more
According to google-analytics I am within the top 10 percent of Twitter users. I have over 14k ...more

Neon Light

For months, in a tiny space where my children didn’t fill my heart, there was aching darkness. Even though it didn’t need much room to exist, the hole felt gaping, like a giant, black pit. You could’ve thrown a Chevy in there and it wouldn’t have touched either side ....more