Communication Challenges

Communication is not a strong point for me. I’d much rather walk away than hash something out. (But truthfully I walk away and seethe about the conflict, so wouldn’t it be easier to just trudge through?) However ridiculous it makes me sound, I am getting a tattoo soon. I have it picked out, I have […]

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Tween

My son is most definitely in the throes of tweendom. It’s no surprise that this makes me exceedingly uncomfortable. The “still a boy” part i’m good with, but the “nearly a young man” part gives me anxiety and heebie jeebies. We have done all the conversations, my husband and I have answered all the questions […]

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Halloween Hangover

Happy sugar hangover day everyone! I don’t know if it’s the post Halloween letdown, or the dark stormy weather – which I love – but my ass is     d    r   a  g   g  I   n     g    today. It could also be the work/travel schedule my husband […]

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Conferences

I had both conferences this week for the kidlettes. Here’s a rough transcript (artistic license has been taken in respect to typing time and my level of tiredness) Kid 1 – Daughter: Teacher: She’s a delight! She is so energetic and happy and smart and engaging and a joy to have in my class. By […]

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I Used To Be…

Patient. Kind-ish Reasonable Intelligent Logical Fun Calm Patient. Loving Calm None of these things are me by the end of the day anymore. I swear, in my head things go so differently. By the time the thought goes from my brain, across the kids’ laundry and toys, over their sassy heads and through their drama, […]

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Grown Up.

I officially have an office now. A home office. I guess I’m a grown up now…? Really this is just going to become a sanctuary. A mommy den. A gal pit. A chick escape. A wife oasis. I’m gonna name it “Kid Toys Prohibited”. This means it will be filled with my own! I imagine […]

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Updates and Stuff

I haven’t written about my son specifically for a while. A couple years ago I had begun writing about the experience of medication and ADHD. My son has other things overlapping his ADHD so our family decided we would try medication. Let me just put out a disclaimer for the trolls out there: Every kid […]

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