Ask. Rinse. Repeat.

Ask. Rinse. Repeat. My daughter, you just have to know that before having a child with ADHD I always said I was the type of person who hated to repeat themselves. But now, we have a process. Repetition is a daily nuisance that should be low on our list of concerns in the grand scheme … Continue reading Ask. Rinse. Repeat.

The vacations we won’t take

I have to take a minute to mourn something. One of the first things my daughter's therapist told me when we started seeing her three years ago was that I needed to mourn and let go the idea of the "average" family. The "typical" family. The "normal" family. I mention this whole conversation in You're … Continue reading The vacations we won’t take

More important than a homeschool curriculum

(This post contains affiliate links because we like food) Every couple of months I have an epiphany. That I am not living in the moment. That I am planning too much, organizing too much, not letting enough of our lives happen organically. It's easy to say, "that's it, from now I will let the chips … Continue reading More important than a homeschool curriculum

It’s Easy to Feel Alone

It's Easy To Feel AloneĀ  The HIE Help Center site is a great resource for parents with children who have mental illness or delays. While they specialize in articles about HIE (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy), the information and coping help can be used for multiple disorders. I had this article published in June 2018.

Kindergarten is hard

"Kindergarten is the new first grade"- everyone in education ever When I was in kindergarten it was a half day. We had quiet time on our mats. I remember eating graham crackers with peanut butter. Letters were learned, numbers were counted, and we went home with paint on our hands. I don't remember tests. I … Continue reading Kindergarten is hard

Guest post: My Bipolar Mind

https://mybipolarmind.com/2018/06/02/guest-post-canceling-playdates-life-with-juvenile-bipolar/ Just had an article posted over at My Bipolar Mind. Check it out!

Tangled: A love/hate story about hair

I knew something was amiss. It was too quiet. I heard in the sweetest voice "mommy, where do you want me to put my craft scissors?" Oh no. She shouldn't even have her craft scissors She never cares or asks where I think she should put anything If she is asking it's because she wants … Continue reading Tangled: A love/hate story about hair