Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
A Wild Ride

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Developed out of necessity, the Web site A Wild Ride helps and supports parents whose children require more than "normal" children. These parents are forced to deal with stress that most people can't comprehend. They are stretched to their limits of patience, endurance, ability, and sometimes resources and they feel anxious, afraid, isolated and confused. Their days are unpredictable at every turn. For them, parenting is A Wild Ride, where they experience extreme ups and downs as they hold on tight.

Our Web site/Blog is about sharing the journey with others on a similar path, so parents – when you feel you can’t take one more meltdown, sit back, relax, and click on where we:

Share Stories
Offer Strategies
Provide Resources
Answer Questions
Announcing a writing contest to celebrate our first birthday as we prepare for ringing in the New Year.

Deadline: January 5, 2008

Our theme for 2008: What to Expect When Parenting Isn’t What You Expected?™


As I See It (Designed for family members, friends, therapists, other professionals to share your own suggestions in support of white-knuckled parents.)
See our site for more details.

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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