I guess Rob and I are in the minority when it comes to our co-parenting skills. After he decided that Sarah could live with me full-time, we became focused only on what was in the best interest for her. And I guess this is rare. It seems crazy that this is rare because you would… Read More


A year ago, I never thought I would see the light at the end of the tunnel with my personal issues (finances, divorce, etc.). My family and close friends would give me pep talks along the way saying that eventually you’ll get through this chapter in your life. Hold on. And I held on to… Read More


School starts in a couple of days. New school and a whole new set of friends Sarah will need to make. I’m nervous, will these kids show compassion to my little girl? When she’s talking to close, asking them questions she shouldn’t ask, talking to herself, doing the tic she does with her throat when… Read More


This is for any parent that is fighting the fight for their kids in any fashion.  We won’t stop until our kids get the services or medical assistance they need.  … Read More

Sarah and I

I am so bewildered right now I have to write a blog post about it. I moved counties within the state of Pennsylvania with my autistic + ADHD daughter. These counties are adjacent to each other. My daughter Sarah gets services paid through the state so when we moved I contacted our old county’s Dept.… Read More


When I was a little girl I told my mother when I grow up, “I’m gonna to get me a job, gonna make lots of money and gonna get me a man.” In the mind of a 6 year old, that was what success meant. And in many ways that “concept” of success didn’t change… Read More


Dear Twenty-Year Old Self, I know that you’re in love with a man who tells you he’s going to marry you, you’re enjoying college and thinking that everything is rosy but I have twenty years on you and know how it all plays out. My twenty-year-old self, it’s a damn jungle out there full of… Read More


I felt the need to write a post about my big move on Thursday from living in a house I’ve had for 8 years to a small 2 bedroom, 1 bath garage apt in Sewickley.  Many have asked me how I’m doing, why would I walk away from a house and what does this mean… Read More


2013 has definitely been a year of major changes in my life. Probably the most I’ve ever made in one year. But people who know me well, know I’m all about going full throttle. That’s how I roll. Let’s take an inventory on this year. 1) I closed Interactive Swim and went to work for… Read More


I’m 40 today.  It’s a tough one to swallow.  It feels old and the people who are telling me that 40 is the new 30 are just full of sh** (trying to stay away from #street talk). I remember watching the Thirtysomething TV show in the late 80′s and thinking WOW those people are OLD… Read More


Thought: I’m starting at the end and will work my way back to where we left off. I’ve written the end and now filtering through the rest. All I can say is during my early twenties I lived like I owned the island of Hilton Head. I had a GREAT TIME but inside I was… Read More


I’m turning 40 on September 4th. It’s one of those milestone birthdays that make you evaluate your life and figure out where the time went. Today I posted this on Facebook. After I made that update on Facebook I realized that this is only scratching the surface of what I wanted to say. At the… Read More


This is going to be a long winded post so go get yourself a tissue & some coffee. Since I was three years old my father has worked for himself. He instilled in me from then on that the best way to get ahead is to have your own business. This was drilled into my… Read More