I am a tall chick. I’m 5’11. It’s not news that i’m big. This body and most bathing suits do not mix. The tankini, while probably designed for a slim marathon runner, is the ideal suit for me because one pieces simply do not work. They just aren’t long enough. We have pants that are […]Read More Swim Meat
The quest is ongoing, really. I’m looking forward to it being complete, but I have a feeling with an ADHD kid, it’s never complete. It just keeps morphing. My anticipation is that we will finally get the right medication dialed in, and then he’s going to start puberty .. and then all hell breaks loose. […]Read More The Quest Continued
Dear Parent, Good job! This is never said enough to us. Good. Job. You followed through with something there is no road map for. You found the answer. Something wasn’t right, so you found out why on your own, put it in the face of someone who went to school and studied it and now […]Read More To The Parent of a Newly Diagnosed Kid
My shrink gave me an assignment, so naturally I will complete it here. Why not make everything you think public and available for public consumption?! (One of the reasons I do this is because I have benefited greatly from people who are candid. It has made me feel understood and not as alone as I […]Read More My Assignment
The medicine struggle wages on. My kid has been coughing since October. This is no exaggeration, sadly. He had a cold, after the cold he got a cough. Common enough, right? Only it never stopped. We’ve been on an expedition to find the reason. Allergies, post nasal drip, developing a tick. I’ve medicated it all.. […]Read More Medicine Cont.
I spent a week discussing bringing home a possible candidate for a pet bird from the sanctuary I volunteer every week with my son. He’s 9. He can get the big picture. My 5 year old is given information on a need-to-know basis. We talked about keeping an open mind because we weren’t sure how […]Read More Chompers
This seems a silly and obvious question given my Parrot Post . Obviously I don’t want to own a bird, riiiiiiight???? I’m not talking a macaw or amazon or african grey or cockatoo (or one… ha!) I’m talking cockatiel or a quaker parakeet. I’m an animal lover. I used to say that of all the […]Read More To Bird or Not To Bird
My child has been coughing for over three months. It’s torturous to hear every day. It’s obviously even more so for him. We’ve been in and out of the pediatrician’s office. I don’t want to know how many infections he’s caught from the waiting room. We’ve done inhalers, allergy meds, cough syrup, cough drops, and […]Read More Cough Torture