Disease Progression Sucks (ME/CFS)

This was originally posted on Reddit on July 9, 2017, so add five years to all of the date references. I’m copying it here for ease of reference for my application for disability benefits. 10 years ago, I was an exhausted mother of a toddler who had no idea why I had so much trouble […]

My Receipts for #TicketmasterDiscriminates

I’ve been using Twitter to recount my experiences with Ticketmaster since buying tickets to see Lindsey Stirling at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, known better as SPAC. I wasn’t looking for concert tickets since we’re still in the middle of a pandemic, but my kid wanted to do something special for their 16th birthday, and […]

The Big Fat Medical Update

It’s been brought to my attention that I have a lot of old health-related posts that I never followed up on, and commenters have been looking for information I haven’t been able to provide for them because they ended up being things that didn’t go anywhere. I only published one post in 2020, and because […]

Murphy’s Law Ruled the Day

TJ had his first ride in the back of a police car tonight. It was my second. And that’s only part of the story. Picture this: It’s time to drive TJ to his grandma’s house, which is about 2 miles away. I decide that I don’t need to change out of my ugliest pair of […]

6 Holiday Gift Ideas for Slightly Broken Women

This year, I decided to break my 2016 holiday gift guide into two parts: kids and adults. The adults are going first, because sometimes mama’s gotta take care of herself. Here are some gift ideas for my fellow slightly broken women to give each other or to give as hints to those who will be […]

The Naked and Fearless Way to Business Success – Type-A Conference East 2016

Missy Ward isn’t talking to us today about affiliate marketing, but about her personal journey in the business world. She tells us that she’s actually an introvert, which I wouldn’t have guessed before, but listening to her now, I can tell. The brain of a parent with a successful child: keep their expectations high maintain […]

Caught Doing Good! Young Women Pay the Bill for Strangers at IHOP

While enjoying lunch with my mom and company at the IHOP in Clifton Park, NY today – March 22, 2016 – we were one of three tables remaining when the pair of older women sitting in the far corner were getting ready to pay their bill and leave. To their surprise and delight, their server […]

Headline Writing That Will Get You Noticed and Adored with David Griner #TypeACon 2015

David Griner was kind enough to agree to fill in a session slot for a speaker team that had to cancel at the last minute for personal reasons. He’s talking to us about headline writing, which I think I’m pretty good at, but I’m nowhere near as good as he is. This is, um PG-13. […]

Rocking Periscope with Amiyrah Martin

Though Amiyrah Martin tried to get me to play around with Periscope a few weeks ago, I told her I was waiting for this session so I knew how to do it the right way! So I’m here to learn how to ROCK PERISCOPE and share some tips with you. Amiyrah’s Periscope channel was started in […]

Our Nightmare with the NYS Health Exchanges

I would like to start out by stating that I am very grateful that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare was passed and that the Supreme Court upheld it as constitutional. It has helped millions of Americans obtain health insurance coverage, including some dear friends of mine. The part about insurance companies no longer […]