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
I have 12+ posts hanging out in my drafts folder that I'm not even feeling remotely inspired to complete at the moment. I also desperately need to write. I need to put words on paper like a cranky child needs a protein snack and a two-hour nap. And for those non-parents reading...that is dire. So … Continue reading Summer in Review – Part 1
You can read the background for this post here. Piers, my 8yo, took the following pictures yesterday after I asked him to give me some space. I wasn't especially upset, but I was dealing with a lot at once, some of which was frustrating and a bit challenging, and I simply needed to breathe. … Continue reading A Glimpse of ADHD in Pictures
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
Hey, friends. I'm alive -- just trying to hold it together as we're in full swing this summer. It's a busy season for sure. Lots going that I hope to share with you all soon. Here's a quick (for me, anyway) summary: I quit Facebook and am detoxing pretty much from all social media … Continue reading Summer Update: Writing, Music, Meditation & a Social Media Sabbatical
I got this question from a quirky neighbor yesterday. And why, you might be wondering, would I ever share the fact that I'm trying to meditate with a random person I know virtually nothing about. This, my friends, is the beauty of having children. My kids are participating in a neighborhood swim team this … Continue reading So How’s That Meditation Stuff Going?
Seriously, you guys, I was excited to post this week since I missed last week, but I'm all mixed up (obviously!!!) and realized this morning that . . . today is actually Thursday. Here is my disclaimer: A LOT is going well, but other things not so much -- for instance, Wallace was the first … Continue reading What’s Going Well. . . Wait! What Day is It?!
It's busy around here, y'all, so this will be brief. The kids and I went to our local water park yesterday around 4, but they closed early due to a problem with their weather detecting system. We were hot and irritable but decided to stop at the nearby playground anyway. I'm glad we did. I … Continue reading What’s Going Well Wednesday
"Mom, Wallace got really hungry while you were in the shower, so I made him my top-secret family specialty -- A PICKLE SANDWICH!" Piers is my take-charge first-born, and he came into the world wanting to do everything for himself. One of his first understandable phrases was "Piers do dat." I was very much this … Continue reading This Will Never Be a Food Blog
This picture has nothing to do with this post, but I'm trying desperately to pull myself out of my post-vacation funk and thought something colorful might help. The kids have been out of school for a month now, and frankly that's about all I can take. I adore them, but I am summered out. If … Continue reading Summertime and It’s Wild Around Here