Well, That Never Happened

So I’ve been attempting and failing to get a new blog post out for DAYS now, and I’m finally waving the white flag. Between The Boy Child getting taken down by the stomach flu, The Girl Child getting hit in the face at daycare and needing stitches, a bunch of year end work that needed to be done for the nonprofit, multiple deadlines I’ve been trying to meet as my (writing) employers close out their year end publishing schedules, and a litany of other ridiculous yet time consuming events that have taken place over the last week, I fold.

Do you hear that universe? I fold, you win! I will never see my sofa again because you win!

OK, that might be a bit dramatic, but it doesn’t change the fact that I haven’t had time to write a new blog post and that sucks! I was really looking forward to a few Christmas ideas that I had rolling around in my head. But alas, such is life, so if there is anything that I may leave you with this Christmas it’s to remind you to please enjoy your holidays. Whatever the rush, whatever the stress, make sure that the memories you want to have are the memories that you took the time to make — even if that means setting aside the things that seem most important right now, for the things we know will be most important in the long run.

As for me, our tree is up and my computer is shutting down because despite the fact that I’ve felt bothered all week not to write a proper post, I know that when I look back at my life, it’s my children’s faces that I want to see, and if I want to remember them smiling, I need to spend a little more time looking at them!

So what I will leave you with is a refresher of what we talked about last year:

“The Tradition That Killed The Reindeer” (When traditions kill your holiday)


“My Christmas Tree Might Actually Fall Over” (Letting go of your expectations)

I also loved the edible art project!

“Do You Want To Build (And Eat) A Snowman?”

And because I know that some of you will still be looking for more, feel free to catch up on everything that I’ve written over the last month outside of this blog, with the giant list that I have compiled below.

Merry Christmas to all of you!

“Christmas On A Welfare Budget”

“I Am A Welfare Mom And It’s A Nightmare Come True”

“8 BRUTAL Truths That Domestic Violence Victims Wish You Knew”

“Why I Refuse To Take My Kids To The Doctor When They Are Sick”

“5 Anti-Rape Devices You WON’T Believe Actually Exist!”

“Today You Needed To Know That I Love You”

“My Husband Left Our Children”

“I May Have To Feed My Kids At The Soup Kitchen, But I Don’t Regret A Thing”

“Single Motherhood Has Turned Me Into A Total Freaking BITCH”

“Mildred The Pug Is Running For President And Giving Senior Dogs The Home They Deserve”

“PAWSitive Therapy Troupe Presents The Canine Nutcracker Ballet!”

“Taking It To The Streets Nonprofit Helps Homeless AND Their Pets!”

“Doggie Protective Services Will Take In The Dogs That No One Else Will”

“Magic Bullet Fund Can Help Pay For Your Dogs Cancer Treatments”

“11 Small Animals Who Are Too Cute For Halloween”

“10 Critters Who Should Be Thankful That Their Families Are Willing To Keep Them!”

“9 Critters Who Probably Didn’t Make It Onto Santa’s Good List”


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  • Mzfuzz
    December 24, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Good for you! Sorry GC ended up in the ER. She's just jealous of her little bro! Merry Christmas, Eden. *HUGS*

    • NotMyShametoBear
      December 30, 2015 at 4:35 am


  • Facebook
    December 24, 2015 at 3:23 am

    I hope you and your beautiful children have a beautiful Christmas and amazing New Year

  • Facebook
    December 24, 2015 at 3:23 am

    *more hugs* This is not a fail. This is letting us know what's going on.

  • Mary Kobach
    December 24, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Merry Christmas and a wonderful ,happy, safe, healthy, awesome 2016:)

    • NotMyShametoBear
      December 30, 2015 at 4:35 am

      You too!!!!!

  • Facebook
    December 24, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  • nichole jenkins
    December 24, 2015 at 7:27 am

    May your Christmas be full to the brim with love. And maybe some extras.

    • NotMyShametoBear
      December 30, 2015 at 4:34 am

      Thank you love, Happy New Year!

  • snork maiden
    December 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Have a lovely Christmas, hope to be reading you in the new year 🙂

    • NotMyShametoBear
      December 30, 2015 at 4:34 am

      I hope you are too!

  • Anonymous
    December 24, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    May you and your kids have a wonderful Christmas Eden!

    • NotMyShametoBear
      December 30, 2015 at 4:37 am

      I hope yours was nice as well!

  • Anonymous
    December 24, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    From what I can see your children are really gorgeous

    • NotMyShametoBear
      December 30, 2016 at 4:33 am

      Thank you 🙂

  • Facebook
    December 25, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Glad for that. Merry Christmas

  • afairytale84
    January 5, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Oh geez, I got stitches in the same spot except over my right eye. I tripped and fell head first into a wall. Fun times.Happy (very late, sorry) Holidays! I hope you enjoyed yours!

  • afairytale84
    January 17, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    It was only 3 stitches, but no scar. And this was nearly 20 years ago, so I'm sure (hopefully) things are better now with reducing the appearance of scars.

    • NotMyShametoBear
      January 20, 2016 at 3:17 am

      That’s good!!

  • Anonymous
    February 17, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Dear: I read your story . . . especially about the 8 inch binder and all about the courts and welfare system . . . You are a valiant wonderful lady. I want to personally and financially help you. dr. mat matt37076@yahoo.com EDEN Please contact me and give me a way to help you. Blessings on you


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