Here is another briefish update from the news desk of Alyssa Ruggiero, overachiever and overwhelmed planner who thinks she totally has everything under control but SURPRISE! SHE DOESN'T! (I have kept up blogging!) I am making a final push back date for my second poetry book. Between the holidays taking over and starting a new … Continue reading Second Poetry Book and Holiday Update!
There is a point where it would seem, we all hit a psychological plateau. This is usually where some think they have reached their peak, when really they are not even close. This is where people forget that things can still get better. Growth is not stunted, merely halted so you can take a breath … Continue reading Plateaus
There are some days where I wish I could snap my fingers and my child can tell me what is bothering her. Or days when I can write back to the speech therapist to try harder. Or days when I just want to go fetal. I am human and I love my child. Preschool, overall, … Continue reading Forgiveness
There is a silence in my head with a very short life span but a silence none-the-less and well-deserved. I have not stopped moving, it seems, since May 11, 2016. There have been so many layers to this but today they all came together and I was able to call out for a ceasefire. A … Continue reading Ceasefire: Reflecting on the First Few Months of an Autism Diagnosis
Yeah, it has been quite a while. Lost touch with my work, as it is the summer season and I (finally) got a vacation. In the past two days I have been soaking back into the bath that is motherhood. Scar has returned from her vacation and it's all potty training and vitamins and gluten-free … Continue reading Post-Vacation Reflections of a Mad Housewitch
"And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts, And I looked and behold: a pale horse. And his name, that sat on him, was Death. And Hell followed with him." - "The Man Comes Around" Johnny Cash I can't particularly explain what is happening to me right now. As far as … Continue reading The Man Comes Around
I have decided that I am ready to discuss my pregnancy and the birth of my daughter. I think it is a huge part of healing. Putting all emotional thoughts pertaining to my daughter aside, it was truly one of the worst experiences of my life. I am no longer ashamed to admit it and … Continue reading Childbirth, Trauma, and Rebirth