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Boy with Autism - The Shitastrophy

Fifty Shades of Autism

"Just as no two snowflakes are the same and everyone has a unique set of fingerprints there are shades of autism." I tell my twelve year old son.The older he gets the more aware he has become of others who hold the same diagnosis he does."Mom, this boy at tutoring is weird. He does stuff without asking the teachers. He just gets up and starts going through their things."I nod, and say little, knowing what is coming next. My eyes on the road."He has Autism like me. Do I act weird … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Recorder - TheShitastrophy.com

Lord Help Us, The Recorder Makes an Entrance

We've just passed a milestone here at the House of Shit. I had thought we would skate by checking this one off the parental bucket list but apparently not. My daughter recently switched schools and after her first day at the new school she came home with the most dreaded piece of equipment any school age child has ever graced upon their home...the recorder.We had avoided the musical trap for five glorious years of elementary school. Sure the kids asked if they could play violin, but I … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Wrong Meds

That Time I Took My Dog’s Meds

Yesterday I was tired. Like dead on my feet tired. The night before Hubs had gotten home from a trip at 11 pm and I waited till his arrival to hit him with five days worth of kid info. His head was spinning when I announced at 11:30 I was off to bed. I had an early morning wake up to take Marley (our 7 month old puppy) to a veterinarian two hours away to get a second opinion on his hips. You can read all about that debacle here...ok up to date now?I trudged up the stairs, checked on the kids … [Read More Of This Shit...]

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Boy with Autism - The Shitastrophy

Fifty Shades of Autism

"Just as no two snowflakes are the same and everyone has a unique set of fingerprints there are shades of autism." I tell my twelve year old son.The older he gets the more aware he has become of … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Recorder - TheShitastrophy.com

Lord Help Us, The Recorder Makes an Entrance

We've just passed a milestone here at the House of Shit. I had thought we would skate by checking this one off the parental bucket list but apparently not. My daughter recently switched schools and … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Wrong Meds

That Time I Took My Dog’s Meds

Yesterday I was tired. Like dead on my feet tired. The night before Hubs had gotten home from a trip at 11 pm and I waited till his arrival to hit him with five days worth of kid info. His head was … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Relaxin in a bathtub - TheShitastrophy.com

Why a Mom Can’t Take a Bath

The other night I did something that was so impractical and selfish it was amazing. Something I have only done a handful of times since living in my home the last fourteen years. I've always been held … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Bernese Mountain Dog - TheShitastrophy.com

The High Cost of Pet Ownership

I'm an animal lover through and through. Every time I meet a dog I begin speaking in 'doggy talk' while petting them profusely. There is not a cat that has happened by me whose ears weren't scratched … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Disgusting Lunchboxes - The Shitastrophy

The Nasty Truth About My Kids’ Lunch Boxes

I have a confession that will likely gross out some people, but I gotta get it off my chest and to be honest I HAVE to KNOW... am I alone?Ok gather around, closer. Are you listening, brace … [Read More Of This Shit...]

The Painful Truth about Surfing When You're Old - The Shitastrophy

The Painful Truth about Surfing When You’re Old

On our recent family vacation to Costa Rica the 10 year old had her heart set on learning how to surf. I knew she'd do great, she competes in gymnastics and has a love of adventures. Surfing is … [Read More Of This Shit...]

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Worst Wedding Proposal EVER

Most women remember the moment their betrothed asked them for their hand in marriage. Normally these are well thought out escapades that involve romantic gestures and some sort of element of surprise. … [Read More Of This Shit...]

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2014 Baby Boy Names

Top Stupid Baby Boy Names 2014

I searched through 2 Million (11) registered baby boy names in the United States Social Security Office to provide this detailed list of parenting gone bad. I have organized this post so that the Name is capitalized and the number of occurrences is … [Read More Of This Shit]

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The Double Meaning of Words with Kids

I am that parent. The one that finds certain words my children say hysterical, and not because they pronounce them incorrectly - although that is adorable too. No I am talking the double meaning of words and the joy it brings me as a mother. There … [Read More Of This Shit]

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Disgusting Lunchboxes - The Shitastrophy

The Nasty Truth About My Kids’ Lunch Boxes

I have a confession that will likely gross out some people, but I gotta get it off my chest and to be honest I HAVE to KNOW... am I alone?Ok gather around, closer. Are you listening, brace yourselves...The only time I wash my kids lunch boxes out … [Read More Of This Shit]

Mothers Xmas List

A Mother’s Christmas List

This year I've set the Christmas wish list bar pretty low. In the past I have dreamed of beautiful sweaters, that I ear marked, circled the size, and lovingly put the catalog in my husband's lap. I've scrolled through winter coat after winter coat … [Read More Of This Shit]

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