The Empty Spaces I Should Be (But Am Not) Mom-ing In

I have researched Autism and Non-Custodial Motherhood (and Diet) to the hilt. I guess - from all I've read - I'm supposed to dump my calorie count, work out every day, make sure the appropriately colored clothes are available on my visitation days and revel in being an independent mother apart. I'm supposed to be …

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[When I Lived With My Son] I Wish I Knew…

9:55 p.m. I wonder if I have time to soak my feet in Tony Moly foot peeling shoes before Leading Man #2 gets home from his bi-weekly nerdfest. Bailey's Irish Cream: I'm human. I enjoy a drink on rare occasion. Lori McKenna: The Time I've Wasted Time just flies... and you don't move on you just cry... …

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Dear In-State Parent/Residential Custodian…Signed Your Non-Residential/ Long Distance Counterpart…

It’s been a week since my son, Leading Man #1, came to visit me in Massachusetts. For four glorious days, I was, as I call it, “Live and In Person” Mom. I made pancakes. I did laundry. I administered discipline and punishments. I gave chores. My ears bled at bad teenage angst music. I have …

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Welcome To Your Life…There’s No Turning Back

Coming To Terms With The Word "Disabled" 8:01 a.m. Engage "Late for Work Trying to Get Stuff Done Before Jersey" panic. Banana Berry Almond Yogurt Smoothie. I'm attempting to listen to my nutritionist and drink a source of long-term sustainable energy in the mornings. Also, the Nutribullet people lied: the Nutribullet does not easily break apart almonds.  …

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