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Mommy’s Rant Monday

Hoo boy am I in a mood. Oh wait, sorry, Hello! Welcome to Monday.  New topic today, it’s a Mommy’s rant. I think it’s good to vent every once in a while, it’s healthy, and it keeps me sane. Given that I have my own little virtual soapbox here at my disposal I’m going to take full advantage of it! So grab your coffee’s (lace it with the good stuff if you got it, who cares that it’s Monday) and let’s get to this!

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Day 38 – A Melancholy Day

Hello friends and welcome to day 38 of the 365 Days of Blog Marathon here at the Over Caffeinated Mom. I’m having kind of a down day, feeling a bit emotional. It’s been a roller coaster of a week with not one but two trips to the hospital with my son Jamie. For those that don’t know, my Jamie is a special needs child. When he was born he was given three months to live, this past February he turned 13. He is a joy and a treasure and I love him with all my heart. Having a child like Jamie is a challenge, you have good days and bad days, you try and keep the negative thoughts away, but it’s never easy. Today I’m going to share a poem that was given to me when Jamie was about a year old. It spoke to me in a way that few things I’ve ever read have. I still cry every time I read it. So grab a coffee and a tissue and enjoy.

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RANT!! – Hospital Waiting Rooms

Hello friends and welcome to day 35 of the 365 Days of Blog marathon. I know it’s Wednesday and according to my self imposed schedule that equals wacky and weird, however given the day I just had it’s all about letting off steam today. I’m not just mildly annoyed with my local ER, I’m not slightly annoyed, I’m pissed to the point I want to smack someone. Being a hospital “frequent flyer” (for reasons see my post on my son Jamie here ) I’m normally pretty tolerant of the ebb and flow of the ER so it take quite a bit to get me to this point.

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Day 29 – Mid-Week Rant!

Hello Friends and welcome to day 29 of the 365 Days of Blog Marathon. It’s Topical Thursday here at the Over Caffeinated Mom and I’m going to rant. I’m not sure how this works in other parts of the world but this is new to me and I’m getting a little sick and tired of the education system treading on parental territory. The topic this time is Sex Education in the Classroom. Now let me preface this rant by saying I don’t disagree with sex education in schools. I think it’s healthy and normal and overall a good idea. What I am having trouble with is the AGE they are proposing to enlighten our children.

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My Jamie

Hello friends and welcome to Day 8 of the 365 Days of Blog marathon. It’s Topical Thursday here at the OCM. Last week I grabbed 3 headlines from the news and shared my thoughts. This week I’m going to do something different. I’m going to discuss a topic near and dear to my heart, my son Jamie. The focus of this is going to be how doctors can sometimes be wrong. I should give fair warning, this is not going to be sarcastic or funny, it’s something taken from personal experience and will likely be quite raw. I’m writing this in one shot before I lose my nerve. Here we go.

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Mid-Week Rant!

Hello friends and welcome to day 7 of the 365 Days of Blog Marathon. I’m breaking my pattern already, but hey it’s my blog. Since today is Wednesday I’m supposed to go with Wacky & Weird something to give you a good giggle and grin to get you over that mid-week hump. That is not where I’m headed today. The past two days I have had the same issue come up and the more it comes up the more I get irked so I feel the need to get up here on my virtual soapbox and shout “When did it become OK for kids to stop being kids?” Read more…

3 Things I learned today…

It really should be a food group

Kids are in bed, coffee is made, time for a little bonding time between me and my keyboard. I am a firm believer in learning. You should learn something new every day, whether you want to or not.  If you stop learning, you might as well stop breathing.  This is what I learned today….

1.) After 34 years on this planet people’s complete lack of common can still surpise me. This afternoon my boss sprang for coffee, on the condition that I go out to get it. Fine by me. I get to Timmies (for you non-Canadians that’s Tim Horton’s the Caffeine Church of Canada), walk up to the counter and place my order for FIVE large coffees to go. Now here I must point out I am a normally built humanoid, two arms, to hands, no extra appendages.  The overly cheery cashier makes my coffees, takes my cash, looks me right in the eyes and says “Would you like a tray for those?”, to which I promptly reply “No, thanks. I juggle”.  She got that deer in the headlight look I’m so fond of and just stood there. I waited almost a full minute before letting her off the hook with “As a matter of fact I think I will take a tray thank you.”

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