North Bay Adventure Camp. Photo copyright TaraKA and Tara Chronicles, 2016. As the mother of a Type 1 child, I’ve been on many field trips either as chaperone or just as “nurse.” I’ve been to an arts institute, a technical high school, the Amish Farm, Fair Hill Nature Center (3 years in a row), the local … Continue reading Idyllic Adventure Camp, Giant Swing, and Frog’s Spit
The day after I first published this post, Pi took her last car ride. It is with a terribly aching heart that I announce her passing. The first time I came to this house, Todd brought me here. He had wanted me to see the work he had done, his beautiful handmade kitchen cabinets, and … Continue reading Postscript
My ex and I had one pet we acquired during the marriage – a beautiful Golden Retriever we adopted in April the previous year. Rosco was intended to be the family pet, but in the end he became my dog as the early months progressed and I was the sole caregiver to him. He … Continue reading Closure
Ok so several people have suggested that I write something resembling an advice piece, based on my recent (not to mention traumatic) experiences; however, my intent was to save it all until my own trial was over. Unfortunately it has come to my attention that there are more than a few beautiful women out … Continue reading It’s Over. Can I Help?
My life has been turned upside down in the last two months. I am living in limbo, while all the legal issues I can’t talk about move like molasses in a cold jar. I am not living where I should be, or where I want to be… and I am paralyzed by the tyranny … Continue reading Coming out of the Dark
Ava wants to make sure I put everything on the list - "if I don't make a list, Santa won't know what to get me." "Will you give it to him? I don't want to see him because I don't want him to hug me.... so I'll just wait in the car." And, while we're … Continue reading Priorities and Doubts