After the birth of her twins, Erica gave up the nursing profession to devote more time to cleaning up the bodily fluids in her own home. She now writes a blog because there is really nothing else to do with her English degree. She prides herself on being able to tell Carson and Cannon apart in 8 out of 10 attempts with 75% accuracy, and she is currently getting her cat assessed because she suspects he also has special needs. In her free time, Erica writes song parodies (much like Weird Al but without the body perm) and she inexplicably runs six and a half minutes late for everything. She drinks to forget, but her children are constantly there to remind her.
Lisa has been an unlicensed therapist and Spectrumville resident since 2006. She is currently in her eighth year of taking a year off from teaching, and she spends her days raising Michael and Eric and a spiteful Betta fish named Tuna that refuses to die. In addition to this blog, she is also the author of a few slutty fanfics and a to-do list that never seems to get any shorter. She has no free time to spend doing anything and she longs for the days when she used to have nice things. Lisa is currently the only member of her family who isn’t heavily medicated and she’s starting to think that it’s about time she jumped onto that bandwagon.
These two forces of nature collided in 2009 after enough cocktails were consumed to make a bad idea seem like a good idea, and one of the duo (nobody can remember who) said, “We need to start writing this shit down.” Thus Laughing Through Tears was born and has been more or less tragically funny ever since.
If your child has been newly diagnosed with autism or if you are an extremely literal thinker, this might not be the right blog for you. We are sarcastic, irreverent, rarely serious, somewhat mischievous, generally discombobulated, and slightly inebriated. Please don’t get yourself too worked up about anything we say…we certainly don’t.
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