My Personal Perspective

Decades After A Loved One Has Passed

"So how long have you suffered from depression," the doctor leaned in this past summer reading over my chart. "I don't know, my dad died five days before my eleventh birthday, so with a tragic backstory like that who knows at what point the road of depression crossed over the road of trauma. Or was… Continue reading Decades After A Loved One Has Passed

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My Personal Perspective

Reminding B the Super Power of Autism

B and I sat down this summer after a few incidents between him and Lil A, where her cognitive and behavioral differences were becoming more apparent to him this summer more than they did last. I asked, "Do you have anyone in your school that is really into one subject?   Like, let's say sharks.  And… Continue reading Reminding B the Super Power of Autism

My Personal Perspective, Step-Parenting To Do's

Finding Our Rhythms in Our Family Playbook

It was two Thanksgivings ago that we drove B from the Tennesee Valley to the Big Easy.  He would only be staying one of the three nights we would be there before flying home to his mom in Colorado that next morning. By the time we managed our way through the Thanksgiving rush of the… Continue reading Finding Our Rhythms in Our Family Playbook

Communicating Love, My Personal Perspective

5 Super Easy Ways to Support Your Blogger Friends

"Stop giving the people in your life homework," a friend of mine said when I discussed my struggle to receive any feedback from friends or family on my memoir I completed last fall. A writer cannot have a career without an audience, homework is just kind of part of the having a writer in your… Continue reading 5 Super Easy Ways to Support Your Blogger Friends

My Personal Perspective

5 Must Read Real Life Supernatural Thrillers

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small amount of money and you are granted the opportunity to support a starving blogger if you make a purchase using these links. I have officially started my third novel, that is yet again another memoir.  This one though has a twist, it's all about the… Continue reading 5 Must Read Real Life Supernatural Thrillers

My Personal Perspective

5 Game Changers That Could Stop School Violence

There has been so much conversation on school tragedy after school tragedy this year and the many ways that the government should handle it, or the educational institutions should fix it. Ideas like lock downs, gun control, hyped security measures are being thrown around. These things, though possibly a patch to slow the frequency of… Continue reading 5 Game Changers That Could Stop School Violence

Being Mom, My Personal Perspective

7 Ways I am Coping With My PTSD As A Mom

The first time I was diagnosed with PTSD I was in my early twenties, over a decade after the very sudden loss of my father just a few days before my 11th birthday. The treatments for this were a blend of anti-anxiety medicines, antidepressants, mild forms of hypnotism, and months (well in reality years) of… Continue reading 7 Ways I am Coping With My PTSD As A Mom

My Personal Perspective, Orlando Adventures

Today’s Medical Industry Conditions are Really Getting Under My Skin

I have not had insurance since I was 22.  Overtime I've learned to cope, I treated my own flu, tummy ache, and injuries.  Short of having babies I have seen the inside of only one other doctor's office in a decade.  I had a blood clot scare two years ago, and instead the blood test… Continue reading Today’s Medical Industry Conditions are Really Getting Under My Skin

My Personal Perspective

Flightless in the Suburbs

It was called the block of dreams, at least at one point in time.  Each house unique and welcoming, each yard a vibrant splash of green contrasting the dull desert terrain of West Texas.  On this quaint block lived a stereotypical nuclear family.  A step-father that read the paper and watched the game.  A mom… Continue reading Flightless in the Suburbs

My Personal Perspective

Behind the Blog- 2017 Edition

So this year was an interesting journey where I started out strong for Shopgirl, but then as The House of R transitioned from 8 months of homelessness into our Our Little Castle in Orlando I felt more impassioned to share our journey than business gossip.  I found so many hours being drained away into research… Continue reading Behind the Blog- 2017 Edition