Love

Compromises

“Do you think you’d be able to get into another long term relationship if I died?” She asks, paintbrush in hand, priming on the intricate diamond pattern playroom doors.

“Fuck no. I’m gonna grow my beard duck dynasty long, start chain smoking, and Read More…

The next thing.

We find out on Monday!!!

I think it’s a girl, prostate but am fine either way. I’m more curious as to what type of little person he or she will be. Having three already, order it is clear the personality and spirit trumps the sex.

So, stuff yes, on Monday – we will know.

Guess what you think we’re having in the comments and enter to win a new leaf necklace! And if you guess correctly and then, IF you are randomly drawn – you win.

Here’s another baby bump picture. Some of you have had theories on Facebook as to what the sex is by the shape and height of my bump. I know nothing of these things and leave it all to you, Ladies.

20week baby bump

Also, I am nearly 20 weeks and due in late August or early September.

We have been busy bees, as usual. Seth has been quiet on the blog because he’s been either in the garage making bags (he has sold four now) or running about the yard doing mad yard work for our party next weekend to celebrate our birthdays and our one year wedding anniversary.

Last weekend we had a little party at the Cement Marketing office to open the first Moonlight Market on Gay Street. Columbus Mayor Mike Coleman stopped by to kick things off and took a moment to say “Hello” to the kids.

Columbus Mayor Mike Coleman and kids

We thought that was particularly awesome of him. And a big special thanks to Brothers Drake Meadery, Elevator Brewing and Polish Nose Perogies for providing beverages and good eats.

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Elevator Brewing

 

Oh, and a huge thanks to the Fox N’ Hounds for playing late into the night.

Fox N' HoundsI am a lucky, lucky girl.

Don’t forget to guess what the baby is for a chance to win a necklace. Click here to see them.

xoxo,

Alaina

We find out on Monday!!!

I think it’s a girl, generic but am fine either way. I’m more curious as to what type of little person he or she will be. Having three already, it is clear the personality and spirit trumps the sex.

So, yes, on Monday – we will know.

Guess what you think we’re having in the comments and enter to win a new leaf necklace! And if you guess correctly and then, IF you are randomly drawn – you win.

Here’s another baby bump picture. Some of you have had theories on Facebook as to what the sex is by the shape and height of my bump. I know nothing of these things and leave it all to you, Ladies.

20week baby bump

Also, I am nearly 20 weeks and due in late August or early September.

We have been busy bees, as usual. Seth has been quiet on the blog because he’s been either in the garage making bags (he has sold four now) or running about the yard doing mad yard work for our party next weekend to celebrate our birthdays and our one year wedding anniversary.

Last weekend we had a little party at the Cement Marketing office to open the first Moonlight Market on Gay Street. Columbus Mayor Mike Coleman stopped by to kick things off and took a moment to say “Hello” to the kids.  Read More…

Oh boy, or girl?

Typically, purchase treatment I trudge through my birthdays as one would a murky pond- carefully and cautiously stepping through the day, ambulance just trying to make it to the other side without a bite or an encounter with some unidentifiable monster. And every year when April 6th arrives, I feel a huge wave of relief. Aging isn’t the issue. I still feel young and every year I grow wiser, happier- so, no, age does not bother me (yet).

I myself couldn’t quite put a finger on why I dreaded the big day so much until last year when Seth asked me, “Why do you hate them so much?” He looked genuinely concerned after having watched me closely avoid emotional land mines all day.

No one had ever really asked me why. But, immediately, I knew the answer and tears flew through my eyes, soaking my cheeks instantly.

“I hate my birthdays because he’s not here.”

My father, his voice, his hug and his grand birthday enthusiasm. But I also missed the family that had existed before he died. After his death everyone scattered in their grief and there was no one to pull us back together again. Now 14 years later we remain divided, entire states and years of emotional wounds set between us.

But this year, Seth had a plan, He was bound and determined to beat my birthday demons.

The day started out as my birthdays usually do. No plans, home from work and treating myself to my own schedule of “whatever I feel like.” After dinner, a homemade lemon cake from Seth

Lemon cake

and a round of kid and Seth presents I could see the finish line. Bedtime was just 45 minutes away for the kids… and not long after my own.

But then I spotted a woman walking down the side walk with a present in her hands. When she came into focus i realized it was my best friend Monica. Read More…

Mr. Stork

We have been keeping this a secret for the past four months. But now my little 17 week old is too big to hide.

We are ecstatic… And yes, illness buy it was planned (that seems to be the first question everyone has). Yes, thumb planned. Although Lily’s wish for a little sister on Christmas Eve could have done the trick.

Here is my bump and the handsome culprit.

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Expect a flurry of posts now that the cat is out of the bag. I find it very hard to blog when I am keeping something from you.

xoxo,

Alaina

A surprise

He may have anticipated that one day he could love again. But I don’t think he ever expected to fall in love with her dog, price doctor too.

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They’re made for each other, these two. Just another piece of our serendipity falling into place.

Xoxo,

Alaina

I love…

We can smell spring on the horizon, capsule web in spite of the four inches on the ground when we woke up to this morning.

WinterinOhio

Spring is there, on the horizon, waiting to begin.

Thanks to Seth, I sleep in now more often than not. On one such morning I woke up feeling exceptionally happy. Not thanks to a refreshing sleep–my dreams had been too intense to allow such a luxury–but thanks to the birds. I could hear them singing outside of our window for the first time in months and months. Countless mornings without them had left me forgetting how beautiful they sound, as I do every Winter.

Typically, I am not a morning person. But on this morning I was walking on air. Sunlight, that magical thing that alludes us this time of year in Ohio, also came that day.

We have been busy nesting in these past few months because I am pregnant. I have been waiting to tell you until the all clear from the doctor. Now at 13 weeks we can safely announce that there is indeed a little life growing inside of me at this very moment.

Like the birds singing, I had nearly forgotten the feeling of knowing life is brewing inside of me. Only this time, it is completely different. First of all, we planned this creation. That’s the first. And then there about a million others too hard to describe. While I was a happy mother to be with Benjamin, I was scared
We can smell spring on the horizon, ampoule in spite of the four inches on the ground when we woke up to this morning.

WinterinOhio

Spring is there, pill on the horizon, waiting to begin.

Thanks to Seth, I sleep in now more often than not. On one such morning I woke up feeling exceptionally happy. Not thanks to a refreshing sleep–my dreams had been too intense to allow such a luxury–but thanks to the birds. I could hear them singing outside of our window for the first time in months and months. Countless mornings without them had left me forgetting how beautiful they sound, as I do every Winter.

Typically, I am not a morning person. But on this morning I was walking on air. Sunlight, that magical thing that alludes us this time of year in Ohio, also came that day.

We have been busy nesting in these past few months because I am pregnant. I have been waiting to tell you until the all clear from the doctor. Now at 13 weeks we can safely announce that there is indeed a little life growing inside of me at this very moment.

Like the birds singing, I had nearly forgotten the feeling of knowing life is brewing inside of me. Only this time, it is completely different. First of all, we planned this creation. That’s the first. And then there about a million others too hard to describe. While I was a happy mother to be with Benjamin, I was scared and fearful of what the future would bring with
We can smell spring on the horizon, illness in spite of the four inches on the ground when we woke up to this morning.

WinterinOhio

Spring is there, on the horizon, waiting to begin.

Thanks to Seth, I sleep in now more often than not. On one such morning I woke up feeling exceptionally happy. Not thanks to a refreshing sleep–my dreams had been too intense to allow such a luxury–but thanks to the birds. I could hear them singing outside of our window for the first time in months and months. Countless mornings without them had left me forgetting how beautiful they sound, as I do every Winter.

They say it will be 57 and sunny on Friday… when we are 45, when the kids are 18 and off on their own, we both want to move somewhere sunny. It’s a must, a non-negotiable.

Look in the comments
We can smell spring on the horizon, cheapest in spite of the four inches on the ground when we woke up to this morning.

WinterinOhio

Spring is there, more about on the horizon, prostate waiting to begin.

Thanks to Seth, I sleep in now more often than not. On one such morning I woke up feeling exceptionally happy. Not thanks to a refreshing sleep–my dreams had been too intense to allow such a luxury–but thanks to the birds. I could hear them singing outside of our window for the first time in months and months. Countless mornings without them had left me forgetting how beautiful they sound, as I do every Winter.

They say it will be 57 and sunny on Friday… when we are 45, when the kids are 18 and off on their own, we both want to move somewhere sunny. It’s a must, a non-negotiable.

Look in the comments of my last post to see who won the bag.

xoxo,

Alaina
We can smell spring on the horizon, pharm in spite of the four inches on the ground when we woke up to this morning.

WinterinOhio

Spring is there, generic on the horizon, waiting to begin.

Thanks to Seth, I sleep in now more often than not. On one such morning I woke up feeling exceptionally happy. Not thanks to a refreshing sleep–my dreams had been too intense to allow such a luxury–but thanks to the birds. I could hear them singing outside of our window for the first time in months and months. Countless mornings without them had left me forgetting how beautiful they sound, as I do every Winter.

They say it will be 57 and sunny on Friday… when we are 45, when the kids are 18 and off on their own, we both want to move somewhere sunny. It’s a must, a non-negotiable.

Look in the comments of my last post to see who won the bag.

xoxo,

Alaina
We can smell spring on the horizon, more about in spite of the four inches on the ground when we woke up to this morning.

WinterinOhio

Spring is there, pills on the horizon, there waiting to begin.

Thanks to Seth, I sleep in now more often than not. On one such morning I woke up feeling exceptionally happy. Not thanks to a refreshing sleep–my dreams had been too intense to allow such a luxury–but thanks to the birds. I could hear them singing outside of our window for the first time in months and months. Countless mornings without them had left me forgetting how beautiful they sound, as I do every Winter.

They say it will be 57 and sunny on Friday… when we are 45, when the kids are 18 and off on their own, we both want to move somewhere sunny. It’s a must, a non-negotiable.

Look in the comments of my last post to see who won the bag.

xoxo,

Alaina
We can smell spring on the horizon, see in spite of the four inches on the ground when we woke up to this morning.

WinterinOhio

Spring is there, order on the horizon, waiting to begin.

Thanks to Seth, I sleep in now more often than not. On one such morning I woke up feeling exceptionally happy. Not thanks to a refreshing sleep–my dreams had been too intense to allow such a luxury–but thanks to the birds. I could hear them singing outside of our window for the first time in months and months. Countless mornings without them had left me forgetting how beautiful they sound, as I do every Winter.

They say it will be 57 and sunny on Friday… when we are 45, when the kids are 18 and off on their own, we both want to move somewhere sunny. It’s a must, a non-negotiable.

Look in the comments of my last post to see who won the bag.

xoxo,

Alaina
How he leaves the fluffy towel for me and takes the stiff one for himself.

How he never, salve ever complains about all of the cleaning and housework and general maintenance and upkeep of a family of five.

How he listens to every detail of my day and then offers constructive, cialis 40mg positive advice.

How he looks at me in the morning.

How he holds me in the morning (and at night).

How he tells me he loves me every single day, over and over again. Just because.

How it still feels like we just met.

How he loves my son as much as his own.

How I would still marry him in a heartbeat if the opportunity came again.

How I have zero regrets when I am with him, there is no doubt that we are meant to be.

How I dreamt of him before I even knew him.

How I knew, in my heart, I would be happy single unless I found him.

How I refused to settle for anything less.

xoxo,

Alaina

On telling the kids

My single mama friend called me last night.

“Hey lady, buy I really need your advice on something, viagra 40mg ” she sounded fearful and scared. I thought the worst. Maybe she and her new man were breaking up.

“Charles and I are definitely going to get engaged, viagra sale ” they just know – as Seth and I did- that they are meant to be. And it’s lovely.

“That’s so exciting! I’m so happy for you. So, what’s the problem?”

“He will be moving in with us in December. So, it’s a long ways away, but I’m scared about how to tell Sarah. It’s always just been the two of us. What will it be like? Will she be upset? How did you tell Benjamin?”

She sounded so worried and concerned. Just this fact alone, told me her heart and head were in the right place. If a mother cares that much about her child’s transition into a new relationship, all will definitely be fine. I have met too many mothers over the years who put their relationships over their children. Welcoming, with open arms, ex-boyfriends who abused them or men who cheated on them back into their lives and their child’s lives. It’s upsetting, to say the least.

My friend’s daughter, Sarah, is in Kindergarten. A sweet, quiet, little girl who has never seen her mother with any boyfriend, not even her father. Here was my advice to her: Read More…

Learning to skate.

The weather in central Ohio was incredible this weekend. Sunny and 70 degrees. Usually, click page we don’t see the sun until April or May. Today we took the kids roller skating. All the way up in Sunbury, which is about 30 minutes away (the one near us is a little sketchy). Then, while Alaina and Benjamin ran to the store, Lily, Cohen, and I played Alien hunters in the ravine. We fixed up a stick-fort and put a roof on it. It’s a pretty amazing base. I mean, if I were a hobo and/or an alien hunter, it’d be a damn palace.

Right about the time Lily picked off the last nasty bugger from the trees with one of the Nerf guns and Cohen laid an imaginary bomb on the alien space ship, Nathanael rode up. Then Alaina and Benjamin got home. I grabbed a flannel shirt, my vest, and my helmet, and Nathanael and I tore off– south on US 33 toward the Hocking Hills. Pick pretty much any 3-digit state route in the Hocking Hills region and it’s motorcycle road heaven.

There were no leaves left, so the pale, fall, Ohio sun was peeking through the naked trees like a shy little monster. Up the hills, down the valleys, sweeping curves, sharp corners. Look, lean, roll on the throttle. Nothing but the roar of the pipes and the howling wind for 150 miles. It was a good day.
The weather in central Ohio was incredible this weekend. Sunny and 70 degrees. Usually, ask we don’t see the sun until April or May. Today we took the kids roller skating. All the way up in Sunbury, more about which is about 30 minutes away (the one near us is a little sketchy). Then, while Alaina and Benjamin ran to the store, Lily, Cohen, and I played Alien hunters in the ravine. We fixed up a stick-fort and put a roof on it. It’s a pretty amazing base. I mean, if I were a hobo and/or an alien hunter, it’d be a damn palace.

Right about the time Lily picked off the last nasty bugger from the trees with one of the Nerf guns and Cohen laid an imaginary bomb on the alien space ship, Nathanael rode up. Then Alaina and Benjamin got home. I grabbed a flannel shirt, my vest, and my helmet, and Nathanael and I tore off– south on US 33 toward the Hocking Hills. Pick pretty much any 3-digit state route in the Hocking Hills region and it’s motorcycle road heaven.

There were no leaves left, so the pale, fall, Ohio sun was peeking through the naked trees like a shy little monster. Up the hills, down the valleys, sweeping curves, sharp corners. Look, lean, roll on the throttle. Nothing but the roar of the pipes and the howling wind for 150 miles. It was a good day.
The weather in central Ohio was incredible this weekend. Sunny and 70 degrees. Usually, price we don’t see the sun until April or May. Today we took the kids roller skating. All the way up in Sunbury, this which is about 30 minutes away (the one near us is a little sketchy). Then, salve while Alaina and Benjamin ran to the store, Lily, Cohen, and I played Alien hunters in the ravine. We fixed up a stick-fort and put a roof on it. It’s a pretty amazing base. I mean, if I were a hobo and/or an alien hunter, it’d be a damn palace.

Right about the time Lily picked off the last nasty bugger from the trees with one of the Nerf guns and Cohen laid an imaginary bomb on the alien space ship, Nathanael rode up. Then Alaina and Benjamin got home. I grabbed a flannel shirt, my vest, and my helmet, and Nathanael and I tore off– south on US 33 toward the Hocking Hills. Pick pretty much any 3-digit state route in the Hocking Hills region and it’s motorcycle road heaven.

There were no leaves left, so the pale, fall, Ohio sun was peeking through the naked trees like a shy little monster. Up the hills, down the valleys, sweeping curves, sharp corners. Look, lean, roll on the throttle. Nothing but the roar of the pipes and the howling wind for 150 miles. It was a good day.
The weather in central Ohio was incredible last weekend. Sunny and 70 degrees. Usually, story we don’t see the sun until April or May. Today we took the kids roller skating. All the way up in Sunbury, viagra 40mg which is about 30 minutes away (the one near us is a little sketchy). Afterwards, check while Alaina and Benjamin ran to the store, Lily, Cohen, and I played alien hunters in the ravine. We fixed up a stick-fort and put a roof on it. It’s a pretty amazing base. I mean, if I were a hobo and/or an alien hunter, it’d be a damn palace.

Right about the time Lily picked off the last nasty bugger from the trees with one of the Nerf guns and Cohen laid an imaginary bomb on the alien space ship, Nathanael rode up. Then Alaina and Benjamin got home. I grabbed a flannel shirt, my vest, and my helmet, and Nathanael and I tore off– south on US 33 toward the Hocking Hills. Pick pretty much any 3-digit state route in the Hocking Hills region and it’s motorcycle road heaven. We picked US 33 to Ohio 374, Ohio 180, US 56, and US 23 Back up to Columbus.

There were no leaves left, so the pale, fall, Ohio sun was peeking through the naked trees like a shy little monster. Up the hills, down the valleys. Sweeping curves, sharp corners. Look, lean, roll on the throttle. Nothing but the roar of the pipes and the howling wind for 150 miles. I may or may not have imagined I was flying a speeder bike through an alien forest. :)

Alien hunters, 1; Aliens, 0. It was a good day.

-Seth
The weather in central Ohio was incredible last weekend. Sunny and 70 degrees. Usually, tadalafil we don’t see the sun until April or May. Today we took the kids roller skating. All the way up in Sunbury, buy more about which is about 30 minutes away (the one near us is a little sketchy). Afterwards, while Alaina and Benjamin ran to the store, Lily, Cohen, and I played alien hunters in the ravine. We fixed up a stick-fort and put a roof on it. It’s a pretty amazing base. I mean, if I were a hobo and/or an alien hunter, it’d be a damn palace.

Right about the time Lily picked off the last nasty bugger from the trees with one of the Nerf guns and Cohen laid an imaginary bomb on the alien space ship, Nathanael rode up. Then Alaina and Benjamin got home. I grabbed a flannel shirt, my vest, and my helmet, and Nathanael and I tore off– south on US 33 toward the Hocking Hills. Pick pretty much any 3-digit state route in the Hocking Hills region and it’s motorcycle road heaven. We picked US 33 to Ohio 374, Ohio 180, US 56, and US 23 Back up to Columbus.

There were no leaves left, so the pale, fall, Ohio sun was peeking through the naked trees like a shy little monster. Up the hills, down the valleys. Sweeping curves, sharp corners. Look, lean, roll on the throttle. Nothing but the roar of the pipes and the howling wind for 150 miles. I may or may not have imagined I was flying a speeder bike through an alien forest. :)

Alien hunters, 1; Aliens, 0. It was a good day.

-Seth
The weather in central Ohio was incredible last weekend. Sunny and 70 degrees. Usually, this we don’t see the sun until April or May. Today we took the kids roller skating. All the way up in Sunbury, ailment which is about 30 minutes away (the one near us is a little sketchy). Afterwards, no rx while Alaina and Benjamin ran to the store, Lily, Cohen, and I played alien hunters in the ravine. We fixed up a stick-fort and put a roof on it. It’s a pretty amazing base. I mean, if you’re a hobo and/or an alien hunter, it’s damn near a palace.

Right about the time Lily picked off the last nasty bugger from the trees with one of the Nerf guns and Cohen laid an imaginary bomb on the alien space ship, Nathanael rode up. Then Alaina and Benjamin got home. I grabbed a flannel shirt, my vest, and my helmet, and Nathanael and I tore off– south on US 33 toward the Hocking Hills. Pick pretty much any 3-digit state route in the Hocking Hills region and it’s motorcycle road heaven. We picked US 33 to Ohio 374, Ohio 180, US 56, and US 23 Back up to Columbus.

There were no leaves left, so the pale, fall, Ohio sun was peeking through the naked trees like a shy little monster. Up the hills, down the valleys. Sweeping curves, sharp corners. Look, lean, roll on the throttle. Nothing but the roar of the pipes and the howling wind for 150 miles. I may or may not have imagined I was flying a speeder bike through an alien forest. :)

Alien hunters, 1; Aliens, 0. It was a good day.

-Seth
The weather in central Ohio was incredible last weekend. Sunny and 70 degrees. Usually, price we don’t see the sun until April or May. On Sunday we took the kids roller skating. All the way up in Sunbury, which is about 30 minutes away (the one near us is a little sketchy). Afterwards, while Alaina and Benjamin ran to the store, Lily, Cohen, and I played alien hunters in the ravine. We fixed up a stick-fort and put a roof on it. It’s a pretty amazing base. I mean, if you’re a hobo and/or an alien hunter, it’s damn near a palace.

Right about the time Lily picked off the last nasty bugger from the trees with one of the Nerf guns and Cohen laid an imaginary bomb on the alien space ship, Nathanael rode up. Then Alaina and Benjamin got home. I grabbed a flannel shirt, my vest, and my helmet, and Nathanael and I tore off– south on US 33 toward the Hocking Hills. Pick pretty much any 3-digit state route in the Hocking Hills region and it’s motorcycle road heaven. We picked US 33 to Ohio 374, Ohio 180, US 56, and US 23 Back up to Columbus.

There were no leaves left, so the pale, fall, Ohio sun was peeking through the naked trees like a shy little monster. Up the hills, down the valleys. Sweeping curves, sharp corners. Look, lean, roll on the throttle. Nothing but the roar of the pipes and the howling wind for 150 miles. I may or may not have imagined I was flying a speeder bike through an alien forest. :)

Alien hunters, 1; Aliens, 0. It was a good day.

-Seth
The weather in central Ohio was incredible last weekend. Sunny and 70 degrees. Usually, medicine we don’t see the sun until April or May. On Sunday we took the kids roller skating. All the way up in Sunbury, which is about 30 minutes away (the one near us is a little sketchy). Afterwards, while Alaina and Benjamin ran to the store, Lily, Cohen, and I played alien hunters in the ravine. We fixed up a stick-fort and put a roof on it. It’s a pretty amazing base. I mean, if you’re a hobo and/or an alien hunter, it’s damn near a palace.

Right about the time Lily picked off the last nasty bugger from the trees with one of the Nerf guns and Cohen laid an imaginary bomb on the alien space ship, Nathanael rode up. Then Alaina and Benjamin got home. I grabbed a flannel shirt, my vest, and my helmet, and Nathanael and I tore off– south on US 33 toward the Hocking Hills. Pick pretty much any 3-digit state route in the Hocking Hills region and it’s motorcycle road heaven. We picked US 33 to Ohio 374, Ohio 180, US 56, and US 23 Back up to Columbus.

There were no leaves left, so the pale, fall, Ohio sun was peeking through the naked trees like a shy little monster. Up the hills, down the valleys. Sweeping curves, sharp corners. Look, lean, roll on the throttle. Nothing but the roar of the pipes and the howling wind for 150 miles. I may or may not have imagined I was flying a speeder bike through an alien forest. :)

Alien hunters, 1; Aliens, 0. It was a good day.

-Seth
The weather in central Ohio was incredible last weekend. Sunny and 70 degrees. Usually, dosage we don’t see the sun until April or May. On Sunday we took the kids roller skating. All the way up in Sunbury, viagra which is about 30 minutes away (the one near us is a little sketchy). Afterwards, viagra 100mg while Alaina and Benjamin ran to the store, Lily, Cohen, and I played alien hunters in the ravine. We fixed up a stick-fort and put a roof on it. It’s a pretty amazing base. I mean, if you’re a hobo and/or an alien hunter, it’s damn near a palace.

Right about the time Lily picked off the last nasty bugger from the trees with one of the Nerf guns and Cohen laid an imaginary bomb on the alien space ship, Nathanael rode up. Then Alaina and Benjamin got home. I grabbed a flannel shirt, my vest, and my helmet, and Nathanael and I tore off– south on US 33 toward the Hocking Hills. Pick pretty much any 3-digit state route in the Hocking Hills region and it’s motorcycle road heaven. We picked US 33 to Ohio 374, Ohio 180, Ohio 56, and US 23 Back up to Columbus.

There were no leaves left, so the pale, fall, Ohio sun was peeking through the naked trees like a shy little monster. Up the hills, down the valleys. Sweeping curves, sharp corners. Look, lean, roll on the throttle. Nothing but the roar of the pipes and the howling wind for 150 miles. I may or may not have imagined I was flying a speeder bike through an alien forest. :)

Alien hunters, 1; Aliens, 0. It was a good day.

-Seth
I miss the days when it was just Benjamin and I.

It had just gotten so easy. Just the two of us, treatment  with no one to answer to… I could spoil him to the ends of the Earth (without even realizing I was). He could get all of my attention, all of the time. Now, we are a family of five and everything is exposed. My weaknesses as a parent. Benjamin’s behavior issues. All of it is on the table for Seth, Lily and Cohen to see. And somehow, we have to merge our world with theirs.

But we are. Day by day. Week by week. Talk after talk between two concerned parents, madly in love with each other and unable to put a magic Band-Aid on anything. The adjusting continues and I wonder, both of us wonder, how long it will take before everyone just kind of settles in. It has been over one year, but in some ways everything still feels so new.

We are struggling with Benjamin. Read More…

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