Thursday, March 9, 2017

Its official......

Since the last time I posted a lot has changed.  We did have my son tested for Dyslexia and no surprise he was diagnosed with severe dyslexia.  Aha!! At last we will be able to take this to the school and get him the much needed help he deserves, or at least that is what one would think.  No, this isn't how it worked out.  In the state of Washington, dyslexia is not a recognized disability, HuH?!?  What?!?  Yes that was my reaction too, here we have a 13 year old boy, who is struggling with reading and spelling, but overall does pretty well in school and he can't get any accommodations.  We had a meeting with his counselor and the principal and they explained to me that he doesn't score low enough on his standardized tests to be considered for any accommodations.  Even though, he scores right on the cusp of low average.  He needs to be 2 standard deviations below average to receive any help.  So what is the next best thing for me to do......research, research, research and I have now been tutoring my son with the Susan Barton Reading and Spelling system.  It is expensive, but at the end of the day I feel like I am by myself and have to do it alone.  I am still in school, but I put all my extra effort into producing a child that will be a successful man someday.  Heres to hoping I will be able to continue this crazy train. 

Cheers to you all and have a great day!!!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


I have been really trying to figure out how to continue a life of happiness, I mean really in the grand scheme of things I have a good life.  I have a fantastic loving, caring, would do anything for me husband.  Two amazingly wonderful kids, a cute darling little one I watch 3 days a week, the ability to continue school and earn a psychology degree and so much more.  I will be honest there are days that I wish my life were different, but that is not because of any reason other than I have my demons and I have my problems.  I love my life and family don't get me wrong but dealing with things can sometimes be overwhelming. 
My son is 12 years old and struggles in reading, so much that we are currently looking into shelling out the big bucks to get him tested for dyslexia.  My frustration is with the schools and Washington State.  I have been asking for help for him since he was in third grade and every time I would ask I would get the run around and then when I would pursue it I would get the "oh don't worry he will catch up".  Well guess what he is in sixth grade and hasn't caught up, he struggles with English so bad that he comes home frustrated and sometimes gives up.  I can't let this continue, so through my research I have found that schools in Washington do not recognize reading disabilities as actual disabilities, so in turn they are not required to help.  I have also found that it is going to be roughly 600 dollars to get him tested and then however much after for extra help to get him caught up.  I am bound and determined not to let my son fail, too many kids slip through the cracks and my son will not be on of them. 
Needless to say this is now a very determined mama ready to make some much needed changes in my life starting with myself and reaching out to my family.  POSITIVE THINKING will get you far in life.

Monday, November 23, 2015


Feeling broken and upset on a daily basis is rough.  Feeling so uncomfortable in my own skin makes my life so stressful.  Dealing with psoriasis is so mentally exhausting, I can't even explain.  I am currently on Stelara shots which seems to be working sort of.  I still can't wear short sleeve shirts and am slowly coming to the realization that I probably won't ever be able to.  I feel bad because it takes a lot of time away from the kids and my husband.  I tend to not want to go into public anytime my psoriasis flares up, which seems to be more often than not.  The looks that people give to me when they notice sometimes makes it even more unbearable.  I have to be thankful though, of my family they are so supportive in this journey and they are sure to make it known that I do not have to ever feel uncomfortable in my own splotchy skin.  Even with the support my confidence in myself continues to drop.  I am just hoping that someday I will be able to figure out a way to either deal with my life with psoriasis or be psoriasis free.