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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stress on familes with autism

Very interesting article linked below.

Ever wonder about a day in the life of a parent of a child with autism?  The sibling?

I feel these.  Jamie takes his aggression out on Iain.  Iain's felt the pull of being "kicked out" of daycare because Jamie has been.  He tries so hard to make Jamie happy, he knows Jamie isn't happy.  Sometimes I feel he's trying so hard....and a 6 year old baby shouldn't have to.

http://www.child-autism-parent-cafe.com/stress-on-families.html

Friday, July 22, 2011

They said what??!! – The mommy-cising of Jenn


I always thought I was “with it.”  The fact I just said “with it,” shows how NOT “with it” I am, but I digress.  I have always liked the popular music.  I remember dancing to “The Thong Song” when we were at Ocean City on our honeymoon.  I love Ke$ha and Lady Gaga.

Today while listening to AOL’s Party Hits station, I realized I’ve become mommy-cised. 

Pitbull’s “Motel” came on.  I love the chorus “Hotel…Motel…Holiday Inn…”  But as I’m listening to the lyrics, my thoughts were “hey, wait a minute, this is a bit too graphic.”  The lyrics disturbed me so much that I had to skip the song.  When this song came out, I played it all the time (when the boys weren’t in the car).

Listening to today’s pop music on the radio, I find myself doing this a lot lately.  It used to be that I didn’t play the music when the boys were in the car, but when they weren’t, I’d blast up the volume and sing along.

Has anyone else been mommy-cised when it comes to music?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

One day... I'll find my barbecue prince

In my quest to try to get serious about blogging during my jobless time, I'm going to start a series... the best barbecue sauce.

I love BBQ sauce...I swear, if you cut me, I'll bleed BBQ sauce.  Everyone seems to have their own favorite.
I start back to the early days of Kraft BBQ. That was good stuff.... then the selection came.

I moved onto KC Masterpiece, honey mustard. That is basically Kraft's 2.0 version.  That was far better... it was thick where Kraft was watery. Yum.

My mom introduced me to Bullseye, coincidentally also a Kraft Brand.  Not only was it thick, but it was tangy too.  I was a Bullseye fan for a long time.

The new fad among friends and family is Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce. It's okay... much better than the Kraft varieties, but not all that and a bag of chips.

My current favorite, though, is Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce. It has a tang to it, yummy.  It's my go to sauce right now.

But, I have two more BBQ sauces in my hopper.  Dave's BBQ and Budweiser.

As I finally get to try them, I'll post on those results.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ever feel like you're stuck in neutral?

For two months now I have been struggling with problems at work and trying to live my life and raise my boys.

Now I'm waiting for a lawyer to call my company so that we can make plans on my departure and it's taking forever and I'm stuck in neutral.

I can't do anything until there's a decision made and no decision is being made and driving me nuts.

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