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Disciplining others' children

Do you discipline children who aren't yours? Nieces, nephews, that one neighbor kid who keeps letting his doggie do his doo-doo on your lawn? What's your stance on disciplining children who aren't your own?

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Farewell

I have made the difficult decision to discontinue writing posts for this blog, Not Different Enough. It is due to a combination of several things; the biggest one being relativity.

When 'they' are watching every move

Every now and then I get a glimpse that I am not alone in our fight here behind our front door, and it selfishly feels good and is freeing.  Then I get a little sad, because I realize someone

No ... to Hello Kitty

Last Friday when Kalisha returned from cooking class, she wanted to immediately get on the bus and go to Target. I know this girl so well: "What do you need at Target?"

What's the vas deferens to you?

In terms of parenthood, I do believe that both mother and father were created equal. Whether that stays so is a matter of personal record.

The view from the porch

My favorite place this not-so-warm summer has been on our back porch, which was built onto the side of our house as an apparent afterthought.

I have no idea where the kids are

I have NO idea where my kids are.

How pets train families

We've said good-bye to both of our dogs over the last two years. It's been bitterly hard to say that final farewell; they were lovely, wonderful family members.

Time at the Lake

Every Fourth of July used to be spent at the lake where my mother-in-law, Verona, and her husband, Red, live.

PDA=Please Do it ANYWAY

“Get a room.” My teen looked over at us with annoyance and a bit of frustration. I grinned at her and planted another big one on my husband and pulled him in closer to me in defiance.

Social skills on social media

Every time the description of a person with autism is discussed, there is always talk of their lack of social skills. Kalisha has made great strides in that area.