This is real life, y’all; the good, the bad, and the crazy.

The Mama On The Rocks was created after our little family had endured nearly three years of hardship raising an explosive child. Feeling the paralyzing fear and crippling isolation that accompanies parenting extreme children lead me to grow tired of hiding.

I began being honest–embarrassingly, humiliatingly transparent.

You know what happened?

I suddenly wasn’t alone anymore. There are a lot of us! Mamas, daddies, grannies, and aunts just struggling to hang on by the last thread of dignity we have while making what seems like a feeble attempt to raise a child who is–if we are being totally sincere–REALLY hard to like most days.

After our son’s initial diagnosis (he has 5 now) I spent a year researching how my husband and I could give him every opportunity to succeed in knowing the challenges he’d face. As a public educator and person who has over 20 years of experience working with people with varying disabilities, I knew our son would face obstacles.

We kept coming back to the same conclusion…simplify!

So, we got rid of over 80% of our belongings, sold our house and 15 acres and one of our vehicles, and bought a 36-foot fifth wheel which we’ve now lived in for nearly a year. It has afforded us the freedom to be a one-income family so that we can Roadschool our son and he is excelling with ferocity. He loves the hands-on learning and the ability to go at his pace—be it more advanced than his state-assigned grade level, or more slowly.

Our life seems crazy to most onlookers, but we are just a regular family doing everything in our power to allow our children to excel academically, to experience culture, to go on adventures, and to live a life of joy.

I hear what you’re saying.

This is what I do.

The Mama On The Rocks is a popular blog among parents, independent women, minimalists, Tiny House-dwellers, and super rad Roadschoolers. The website has been active since 2016, reaching over 15,000 readers in the first four months. We have a growing social media following and a loyal brand following. Read on to learn how you can work with Brynn Burger, the author of this blog. (click on one of the descriptions below)