music Twisted Tuesday Mix-Tapes

The Songs that Made Me – A Twisted Mixtape

I was so happy when my good friend, and old co-host for Twisted Mixtape, Kristi from Finding Ninee sent me a message this week. She said “Sweets, Kenya is now my co-host for FTSF and this week’s is 10 songs/pieces of music that changed me. Do you want to cohost somehow??? I’d SOOO love for […]

Life in General music

Phoenix – Not Arizona, More Like in Harry Potter, and Also Not the Glen Campbell Song

So much time has passed that I don’t expect more than crickets…but before I start bombarding you with posts writing once in a blue moon, I thought I’d check in. You may recall that I cried “abandon blog!” almost 3 years ago (actually, it was more like a slowly leaking row-boat). Frankly, I had lost […]

music Twisted Tuesday Mix-Tapes

Twisted Mix Tape #MiddleSchoolAwkward – Jr High in the 80s

My very first love was music. Before there was Shaun Cassidy, before John Schneider, before Ralph Macchio. I have opined more than once about my love of Steely Dan, and really, if you think about it, my first love was Rikki (don’t lose that number.) I will assume you haven’t been around forever, and didn’t read […]

Life in General movies

The Best Classic Horror Movies For Older Kids!

Our family has a Saturday night tradition. Super Sci-Fi Saturday night, on MeTV. And the best part is, it culminates at 9pm CST with The Son of Svengoolie! We love Svengoolie. His perfect blend of horror and comedy make watching these classic horror films a blast. I am so happy Isaiah is 10 now, it’s the […]


Isaiah’s Favorite Halloween Picture Books

We love Halloween. And we LOVE Halloween picture books. Our decorations are up and our Halloween books are out. One of the great gifts of Dyslexia is that Isaiah has never lost interest in Halloween picture books. That might be a lesson to learn? Pull some of these out just for a fun, relaxing night for […]

allergies and eczema parenting

10 Ways You Can Help Your Child With Food Allergies

  It doesn’t matter how old your kid is when you find out he has food allergies, the first thing that goes through your head is; he’s never going to have a normal life. I know it sounds melodramatic – to you maybe, if your kid doesn’t have food allergies. But to me, when my […]


8 Reasons I’m Glad My Son Has OCD

  A lot of parents get really freaked out when they find out their kid has some psychological neurological issues. Although I am not thrilled about the tantrums and the inability to modulate his volume, the OCD? It could be worse. 8 Reasons I am glad my son has OCD He brushes his teeth for 3 […]

raising a boy

Is Your Kid a LEGO Feeler?

Isaiah doesn’t get to watch real TV. It’s not because I don’t want him to have screen time necessarily. Let’s face it, when you’re a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom who blogs and designs, a little screen time is like a vacation in the tropics with a fou-fou drink. He doesn’t watch TV because I don’t trust what’s […]


Twisted Mixed Tape – Frank Zappa or Frank Zappa is Twisted, In a Good Way

You may not know who Frank Zappa is, chances are if you’re under 40 you don’t. Maybe you do, but are wondering why you should care about this total freak show who created vulgar über wacko performance art concerts before that was cool? I can’t possibly tell you everything you should know about him. I can […]


The Elephant In The Room Was Dyslexia

Tears. Last year was the year of tears. It was the year of me secretly wishing he would actually, really want to go to “real” school and actually really like it. It was also the year I knew he could not actually go to real school because I knew he could not read. Last year […]