Happy Freakin’ New Year!

Goodbye 2014, hello New Year. That’s about as festive as I feel. That’s it. I blew my wad on sentence #1. We have my husband’s oldest kids staying with us for a week and we took all the kids to the snow today. 2 hours of driving to play in 10 inches of snow. … […]

Read More Happy Freakin’ New Year!

2014 in review

Thank you so much to anyone and everyone who visited, stayed to read, and the bravest who continued onto another post, and the craziest of all- my followers! Here’s to another year of literary genius by yours truly (and humbly) 🙂 -Sarcasmica The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. […]

Read More 2014 in review

Labels That Stick

I have been sticking labels on my kids forever: colicky not a good sleeper breastfed bottle fed napper challenging biter difficult defiant polite easy potty trained After 6 years we discovered a new one; Sensory Issues. Now eight and a half years in we get a big one. Dyspraxia. We’ve had countless run ins with […]

Read More Labels That Stick

Eve of Santa

It hasn’t felt much like Christmas this year. Not any one specific reason, just a lot of bickering from the kids, trouble from the big one, family stresses, life, blah blah blah. But here i lay at 12 am Christmas morning (officially) and i’m looking forward to all the morning excitement. I found myself resenting […]

Read More Eve of Santa

How I Know

It’s not him “just being a boy”. My son is …. challenging. To say the least. To say the most, he is amazing and charming and logical and creative. But to say the least would definitely be “challenging”. It’s a total mind “screw” to parent a challenging child. From the get go he has been […]

Read More How I Know


Tomorrow is our 9th Wedding Anniversary. How am I old enough to have been married for 9 years ?! And he’s old enough to have had a practice marriage before us. How is this possible?! Four states, 2 lost houses, 1 sold house, five rentals, 2 kids, many pets, and a thousand grey hairs later […]

Read More Anniversaries

Bah Humbug!

I must admit that I am not necessarily in the Christmas spirit at the moment. I feel like a douchebag for saying this, but it’s true. We have now been in our house for a year. Why aren’t I more happy? We have a beautiful Martha Stuart FAKE Christmas tree in our living room. The […]

Read More Bah Humbug!

Education Gauntlet

Reading through my son’s IEP goals for the year (at a new school) make me want to poke my eyeballs out. Every goal listed reverberates in my head, “And what have YOU done to help that, ‘Mom’?!” Dejected, I have to just go through the rest as fast as I can while fielding questions from […]

Read More Education Gauntlet


When I was little, maybe 8 or 9, I remember having a terrible breakout of cold sores on my mouth. I had two on my lip and a bunch inside my mouth. I have no idea what I did to contract that horrible virus, but it kicked my ass. I remember vividly my mom trying […]

Read More Cooties

Monday Eve

Somedays this night is better than a big fat heap of Christmas Eves. This is one such occasion. There is no one particular reason for this other than just being the first weekend back after our road trip. My son had two writing assignments this weekend, due Monday, and I thought Screaming Goat/Cat/Pterodactyl People would […]

Read More Monday Eve