My Kids Are Slowly ‘Chip’ping Away At My Sanity

If I’m not doing laundry, chauffeuring kids some place, cooking (ok maybe not all the time but they are fed daily), picking up nasty ass socks off the floor (I’m looking at you oldest child), helping with homework (when I can because seriously that ‘New Math’ just confuses the hell out of me), I can […]

Diving with the Whale Sharks at the Georgia Aquarium

Warning…educational information coming your way! My son and I recently had the opportunity to experience the Journey with Gentle Giants at the Georgia Aquarium, meaning we scuba dived in the 6.3 million gallon Ocean Voyageur habitat at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta, GA. This experience is available to any PADI certified diver ages 12 and up. […]

The Backside of Sharing a Hotel with Your Kid

I travel with my son often. Typically we get a hotel room with two double beds, or a king and a pullout couch. This ensures I don’t sleep with him because he’s a bed hog, he farts a lot, and besides the noxious stench there’s the fact that he’s 13 which is just weird. This arrangement […]

Scuba Diving, Depression, and Memories

A week ago my son and I returned from Roatan, Honduras on another one of our Mom/Son scuba diving trips. We travel with a company called Family Divers who host weeks throughout the year where families come together worldwide to scuba dive with their children. Most of the kids are new to diving, though there are […]

The Truth Behind Vouchers, School of Choice, and Betsy DeVos

I don’t normally dip my foot into politics on the Shitastrophy, but well this one hits home. I feel like I have to say something about Betsy DeVos being possibly approved to be the Secretary of Education. Yesterday DeVos was grilled in the Senate on her knowledge of the current education system, and where she sees […]

The Shitastrophy Does Hawaii

The holidays brought us together in the most wonderful way…a family vacation to Hawaii! We live in Michigan, so it is a requirement our travels bring us somewhere warm, and the hotter the better. The other constraint we have when traveling is we must fly Hubs beloved Delta (because he’s some point rock star and I […]

Christmas Card Photo Fail

I thought I was making my life easier, I thought that instead of spending hours pouring over 500 cell phone pics because I never use my real camera I would take the kids to my favorite photographer to get our Christmas card done this year. After all, it’s been awhile since I had a picture […]

Shit Happens at White House Black Market

Shit happens to me on a somewhat regular basis. Just the other day, I needed to partake in some retail therapy so I headed to my favorite store, White House Black Market. Typically I don’t shop, like ever, and when I do it is because I have an event which lures me into the store. So […]

Penny for Your Thoughts?

The other day while wasting time/avoiding doing any actual work I was scrolling through Facebook and came across the most adorable, the sweetest looking little puppy – and I was smitten. My good friend is an amazing lady that fosters dogs in her home and she had posted a picture of Penny, a 15 week […]

Our Son’s Journey to an Autism Diagnosis

In the last week I have had two separate conversations about our son Jacob’s Autism diagnosis. I have decided to share our journey in hopes it helps other parents who are currently undergoing the same voyage. You are not alone, and you will come out of this storm a better parent and person, I promise. My son […]