The Best Part of My Life

Last night I was sitting in bed studying for an exam and my daughter came running into the room and hid between my bed and her bed (yes her bed is in my room).  There is about nine feet between the door and where she hid so there was no way I could miss her.  After about a minute she jumps up and yells “Boo!”  I feigned surprise and she started giggling and ran out of the room.  As soon {Read More}

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This is a question that every parent will ask their children at one point in their lives.  For a while my son would say that he wanted to be an Egyptologist.  Then he switched it and would answer with a question of his own “What makes a lot of money?”  I’m not really sure where he got that one from; he likes his “stuff” and he knows that money gets {Read More}

Christmas 2007

For those that celebrate, Merry Christmas.   2007 will go down as the first year both of my children “got it” with regards to Christmas.  My son has always understood it but prior to this year my daughter didn’t.  A family tradition we have is that Santa stops by our house just after dark on Christmas Eve to surprise the kiddos with a special Christmas gift before he heads off across the world to deliver other toys.  Last year my son {Read More}

Superstition Wilderness Adventures

This is a bit off-topic but I do have the catch-all category of Mutterings so it has a place to go.  I wanted to take a minute to brag on my father.  He and a friend are starting up a new company called Superstition Wilderness Adventures.  They will lead hikes into the gorgeous Superstition Mountains here in Arizona.  My dad is a nature lover and makes a point to pass on his knowledge about the wilderness to my children as {Read More}

Candlelight Vigil to Support an Autism Insurance Bill in Arizona

Many autism and Asperger’s parents groups in Arizona are trying to get a bill out of committee that would require insurance companies to provide insurance for autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS and other spectrum conditions.  Arizona would not be the first state requiring such coverage but would most definitely be one of only a handful of state’s mandating this.  This is a very important topic for me.  In Arizona, only children with a diagnosis of “autistic disorder” qualify for services past {Read More}

Mindless Mommy Lives!

Wow, it has been nearly four months since I last posted.  Life happened.  Actually something really big happened, I decided to return to school to finish my bachelor’s degree.  For the first time since 1994 I signed up for a college course.  Wow, 13 years – amazing.  I am considered a junior but since I switched majors I am busy taking a few 100 and 200 level courses that are required for my new major.  What is my new major {Read More}