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The Loony Bin

March 28, 2012

So here it is…

Andrew completed his Frasier testing.  It was awkward to bring him because I haven’t been as upfront with him as I could have been.  He has known my concerns, but my fear of hurting him or contributing to his low self-esteem led me to talk around the issue instead of being direct. Andrew met with […]

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March 2, 2012

I’m not afraid …

This has been a winter of growth and change for me.  It has come at one of the most challenging times in my life as a mom. Andrew is in the process of being evaluated by Frasier Institute so that we can get help for his autism spectrum issues.  I had my parent meeting and […]

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January 15, 2012

Not January

This is the warmest January on record in Minnesota. (Thumbs up to global warming!) Ordinarily, by this time of year I am starting to feel over winter.  This year, I almost miss it.  I have actually caught myself complaining about how warm it is.  I guess the evil I know is better than waiting for […]

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January 2, 2012

Do not leave before you leave….

Do not lean back … lean in. So here I was feeling sorry for myself tonight …and then I ran across a video of Sheryl Sandberg’s Barnard College commencement address. How can I set the scene for you? Aidan and Zoe head back to school tomorrow after their winter break and I laid in bed […]

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December 8, 2011

The great mommy-coaster

Catching up:  MIL has already come and gone.  Two weeks kind of flew by and here we are staring down Andrew’s birthday on Sunday and Christmas. This was actually one of the best visits with my mil to date because I think we’ve both accepted each others’ strengths and weaknesses.  That doesn’t mean that the […]