I'm gradually coming down from an emotionally demanding week. I could sugar-coat it. Explain my pain away and remind everyone that I KNOW things could be worse -- THEY ABSOLUTELY COULD BE WORSE. But sometimes I think people like myself spend too much time stuffing away pain, feeling like everyone else's stuff is more worthy … Continue reading Speaking Pain in Hopes of Alleviating Some
I want to like September. I want to breathe in crisp air, hinting at fall and cooler days. I want to be that woman who breaks out all things pumpkin spice as soon as Labor Day weekend is behind us. But frankly, September is a rough month in my family. My father-in-law, Kevin, died suddenly … Continue reading Making Peace With September While Hating September
I have to deal with something I don't want to, and it's taking entirely too much of my energy. Before starting this blog post I was working through various tasks -- household stuff, other writing projects, planning the week out in my head, moving through my morning. But I was having trouble focusing on anything … Continue reading Know Thyself: The PTA Volunteer Dilemma
I wasn't planning to post today, but when I ran across two posts from one of my all-time favorite ADHD bloggers, I had to share. This site, Grief Happens, is a mixed bag, and although I started it years ago as a place to discuss grief and to work on my personal healing process, there … Continue reading ADHD and 18 Channels
Now that my precious, darling angels have returned to school, I am actually able to remember how much I truly adore them. I'm no longer being the end-of-summer mom who survives by locking herself in the bedroom while the kids binge out on Netflix and whatever they can find in the fridge that always seems … Continue reading Enough With the Requests, Children
It's amazing how much better things look after a night of good sleep. I was vague yesterday, as I often am when trying to work out stuff in my mind. The short: This summer has been full of challenges in a variety of realms, but both Gil and I have noticed an increase in … Continue reading Parenting With ADHD Feels Impossible: Part 2 — A Better Morning & Insight Into My Oldest Son
The past four weeks have felt insurmountably difficult. I know things will get better; I just wish I could stay in bed until they actually do. This summer has felt more difficult than usual. I'm certain a big reason for this is because my old trusty medication regimen had to be changed up. I'm also … Continue reading Parenting With ADHD Feels Impossible: Part 1
I hired a housekeeper last week. She'll be arriving to tame my filth in less than 45 minutes. Is there anything more humbling than having a gaggle of professionals who chose that profession because they like to clean, wade through your family's funk? I'd rather have a pap smear. It didn't help that one of … Continue reading Happy Days — My House Will Be Clean in Four Hours!
Ah...Grief Happens...but so does joy! I've missed you guys! I have so much I want to share, but alas, I'm the type who thrives only if I get my 8 hours of sleep, eat my veggies and healthy fats, and move my ass on the regular. I've been quite busy with some of my other … Continue reading A Mini Update and Advice Gleaned from Jane Austen
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