Monthly Archives: October 2011

What the heck does SKAAMP mean anyway?


Just so you all know. Contrary to the popular belief that I am a scamp, SKAAMP is actually a very clever acronym I came up with when I was forced to become another “van mom” and decided the only way I could accept that fact was to get personalized plates to make it more acceptable. So, SKAAMP is the first initials of everyone in my family in alphabetical order – Steve, Kristen, ALynn, Alek, Mac, Paige. So there it is, I am not a scamp. In fact, I’m not really anything that exciting until you fold the rest of my family into it! Gotta love a unique family, huh?


Just a quick hello


So, I’ve decided to cave and start writing my thoughts. I have so many that most of it will probably look like – blah, blah, blah, bleck, but that’s how I am.

Today’s been one of those days where I sit and stare at the wall wondering why in the heck I’m sucking in air. Tomorrow will be better. I tell myself that and hope reigns eternal, but as we all know, only time will tell.

I spend alot of time pondering my existence… why am I here, what the heck am I supposed to be doing, why am I not doing it, why do I have to go through all the crap life deals me… you know, standard junk.

All I can say is, I am what I am and I have to figure out how to deal with it second by second.

I’m a mom to four great children. Two boys who just happen to be autistic and two girls who put up with whatever. Wife to a guy who loves me and works hard to prove it every day. Daughter who stresses out her parents even though I’ve been out of the house for over 21 years…I’m me!

I’m not very consistent with getting online and doing stuff, but eventually I hope that someone finds this all interesting and maybe, one day, in my ramblings, I might just come up with something that helps someone else. So, bear with me and enjoy the skaampering around in my mind…