Women. Wage Disparity, Choice and MY Voice!

crockpot, disabilty, hockeymom, motherhood

Dear Ms. Arquette, Ms. Clinton, Ms. Steinam, Ms. Warren and anyone else who claims to be the voice of America’s Women,

SHUT UP! You don’t speak for me!

I’m hereby claiming my own voice! You don’t have 5 children so how could you possibly understand my “struggles”? You don’t live just barely above poverty, in the lower middle class so don’t begin to try to speak, you Hypocrite, for me or my family! You don’t have to worry about how to pay for your child’s Senior year of college education because your credit is so bad you can’t even get a loan for your ” adult college student” because you all rigged the system for your banker buddies so shut up! Oh and thanks A.C.A. for screwing up my previously awesome health care so that now my college aged students have to call back to their doctor back here at home, 5 hours away, before they can go to campus health services for an asthma attack or an ear infection, because you want to force them to go to the more expensive ER! Yeah those government employee benefits are awesome everyone! We pay more and more every month for less and less on our very expensive “family” coverage!

Let’s talk about my awesome Master’s degree, 25 years of public and private school teaching experience and 2 permanent NYS teaching certifications! They don’t mean diddly squat in the real world! They also don’t mean squat in the public education world in NYS either, because of my CHOICE to care for my disabled father and disabled, mentally ill sister; I left teaching. Good luck trying to get back in! “You’re too expensive, you have too much experience we can’t pay you because of NYSUT rules,” I heard.

Bullshit! You’re too cheap, too stupid and/or too afraid to get someone in your classrooms with half a brain to point out the hypocrisy of the worst and/or least experienced teachers that usually become administrators. It’s kind of like the NYS Governor trying to mandate education reform when he failed the NYS Bar Exam four (4!) yes four, times and was a horrible student. He too is a hypocrite, because not only was his mother a school teacher, but his daughters never set foot in a public school classroom! A Kennedy offspring go to public school? What?

So in closing I would like all of those women to shut the hell up with the rhetoric and start doing something! Stop the book tours to pad your already overflowing coffers, stop the just looked like I rolled out of bed rambling at the Oscars, stop the pontificating on Capitol Hill; start rolling up your sleeves and do something! Give me a few million, I’ll start businesses for women who need a chance!

If not shut the hell up! My voice is loud enough. strong enough and smart enough to fight for myself and my own. I’d much prefer it that way anyhow! I’m off to take Babysaurus to the bus and then back home to care for my sick Beffersaurus and to make that dinner – that is MY choice!

Fight the power!


#1000speak Compassion for the Neurodivergent


1000speak is my way to say thanks and to point out a different way of thinking and to have compassion for those “different”  –  why do we fear difference?  Why was I wired so differently that instead of running from difference,  difficulty and division,  I embrace it and I would posit that I try to understand why it is so feared.  It is not easy.  I present this symbol today.  It is the symbol of neurodiversity.  Neurodiversity is the diversity of human brains and minds – the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species. It can and is shown often as a symbol in the autism rights movement.  As my sister was diagnosed as being autistic at a young age and as my mother vehemently fought the diagnosis and with my multiple disabling conditions (including mild neurological conditions and Tourettes)  I want to place this out “on the line” to raise awareness and compassion for those struggling.  To think about autism and other neurological conditions as not something bad, but as a normal divergence from the bell curve is just fantastic!


1000 Voices for Compassion


Good morning Roarers!

Today is a special day.  In solidarity with bloggers worldwide,  I am putting forth a message of love,  compassion and support. 

Krol –  your willingness to Roll with the punches and support me warts and all,  become an Auntie to my tribe and to make me laugh until I cry is more than anyone deserves,  but as we have seen,  was destined.

DebbieDoo –  your willingness to do the unimaginable and make it fun (Hillbilly Bouncity Bounce)  to know without a word and be an amazingly loving and caring person that I only can dream of being is why I love you. 

DeeDee –  when the heck did we get old enough (you obviously are older <3) that you are going to be a Grandmother?  I close my eyes and can hear you say in,  “Sure go for it! (Bikini contest with no bikini)  I also remember your waddling back when you were with our Mommy to be invitro.  Too many laughs to be considered. 

Roar On


Native American Literature

In solidarity with a superbly vocal Native American woman, I humbly present her take on the dated language of the Little House books that I grew up with and that have recenlty, due to the extreme weather conditions in the NE United States have re-emerged as a Surivior’s Guide to Blizzards.

Roar on Ms. Reese!

Feed with the TaTas!

Catholic, disabilty, hockeymom, motherhood, OTE

Dear Golden Corral in Albany, NY,

While I understand times are tough for your owner since his flea bag disgusting motels that preyed upon society’s untouchables have been closed, the fact that your FEMALE manager asked a nursing mother to go and feed her baby in the bathroom is abhorrent. I nursed every one of the Fabulous Fullersaurus Five and while I never received any flack for nursing in public (Hmm I just don’t know why that would be?) I know that many women, law or no law to protect that right, feel shamed into covering up, feeding in the bathroom or just plain not doing it because of society’s shaming them. I say “Feed with the TaTas” and just do what is natural. Is that baby eating hurting you? I hope she uses the NYS breastfeeding protection law to not only raise awareness, but to financially punish that dirtbag owner.10423650_10153108409844931_8075938403934986813_n

In Solidarity,


Apologies, Social Media and Too Much Detail

Catholic, disabilty, hockeymom, motherhood

Good Afternoon Roarers!

Today I find myself exceedingly calm, cool and collected – considering I had a major financial aid issue for my soon to be college grad Engineerasaurus Rex and it happened directly when I was supposed to be leaving for a rescheduled event.

Well after rushing to get the task done, making sure the JVsaurs were entertained, I hopped into the USS Fuller only to find it almost on E and very cranky due to the mind numbing cold.

20 minutes after I left the cave, and after I pretended I was on the pit crew at Indy for a refuel, I arrived at my destination (I actually took a shower and dressed in a suit with a scarf to accessorize and was wearing lipstick to top off the extreme top knot hairstyle all within 15 minutes – total elapsed time from start to finish 45 minutes!) only to find no one there!

Thinking that perhaps I had messed up my dates, I laughingly inquired if it was a mistake on my part. I was told no – the presenter had cancelled due to illness and had supposedly emaiedl all the registered participants. I was also told that another woman had come and gone.

Trusty Smartphone in hand, Mamasaurus searched the email boxes (Including SPAM), checked the Eventbrite notifications, to no avail – no cancellation.

I smiled and graciously started to walk out – only to meet up with another gentleman inquiring about the same event. He was not as gracious nor as accepting.

Trying to be ever so helpful, I messaged the host to let them know that others such as myself did not get the cancellation and that perhaps it was because of the Eventbrite software with my wishes for a speedy recovery.

I was met with a surprising and quite frankly off-putting reply.

I guess that’s the last time I’ll try and be helpful.

Note to all – when you apologize mean it. Be sincere. Do not make excuses. We all have sick kids, disabilities, difficulties with planes, trains and automobiles.

When it is – 20 celsius, and I have multiple mobility reducing permanent disabling conditions exacerbated by extreme cold; your excuses really don’t matter.

Sincere apologies do.

Say them however only if you mean them.

If not, don’t bother – I can tell the difference.



50 Shades of Too Much Information?


Agreed – hey do what you want in the confines of your private space – I don’t care to see it! Thanks!

Extreme Mom

Propaganda for 50 Shades of Grey is everywhere. Not only are snippets flashing across the flat screens in our private living rooms, it’s popping up on covers of magazines at the doctors office, and on the radio as we drive our kids to school. The hype is practically inescapable.

The underlying message is sex and like it or not, this message has been let loose in society, where it’s being absorbed by incidental osmosis… most notably by the next generation.

Subliminal seeds germinated through simple exposure.

I’m not implying that the majority of young people understand or are even privy to the explicit details and inner workings of 50 Shades or the S & M culture, but I am, however, confident that the related hype supports the general message that – sex is all the rage… and kinky  sex is even better.

The $64,000 question is – will…

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Mental Illness caused by Psychological Damage and Abuse


You never know who you walk next to. Be kind smile, say hello, if you can. Pray or give a a positive thought, even to those who most try and oppress you. Unlike a magnet, positive attracts positive.


* this post is in honor of Silvergirl who is a wonderful wounded healer and has an excellent blog on wordpress*

People with mental illness often have psychological damage from being subject to “Situations that Must never Be”.  This is my phrase for any situation which is causing log term damage to a person in any physical or mental way.

These situations that must never be, are many and come in many forms. Any situation of mental abuse or physical abuse of a person should not be. The sad fact is that these situations occur every day. People are suffering in relationships like these as we speak. You might be one of them.

You have chosen to click on this post because the title of it struck a nerve with you. Most likely you have been abused in your lifetime. It may have been during your childhood and / or…

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The Deep Freeze and the Path to Enlightenment


Thinking about how long it has been since I had to just sit and relax.  A sick kid and the severe cold weather’s affect on my joints put plans on hold today and I enjoyed just being and resting.  No one else should force you to ever relinquish your family nor your health, moral or religious values.  Peace is knowing your truth and having the moral backbone to act and walk in  the light.  Been down a lot of dark paths and had too many interactions with immoral people of late and turned away.  I have turned away before and I will always.  Stay true to yourself and those that you love. If it feels wrong,  it is wrong to your truth.  You don’t like what I have to say,  listen to your truth and walk away.  Love to my true friends and family!

IMG_20150215_071152380_HDRLove,  Mamasaurus