Hello, Friends! It's been awhile. It's hard to write, work, care-take, AND get the fifteen-plus hours of sleep I need when I bite the bullet and go back on antidepressants. Since I last wrote, I had a promising appointment with a new doctor, and I've been taking a low-dose of Lexapro for three weeks. I … Continue reading Down With the Lexapro Flu
Moments That Matter
Sometimes I find myself full of advice. I have these sparks of wisdom, though it's rare that I share them for fear of looking like a know-it-all. I SO don't know it all. Occasionally, though, words fly out of my mouth before I'm able to hit the pause button and self-edit...and it's a good thing. … Continue reading Moments That Matter
So Many Thoughts on a Steamy Friday…
If I ever get around to posting all the thoughts in my head and notes scribbled in my journal, I won't know what to do with myself. It's been a hectic few weeks as we prep for a new school year while moving boxes out of our old house as we get it ready for … Continue reading So Many Thoughts on a Steamy Friday…
Rants and Recipes (if you read to the end)
Going to a wedding reception used to be a simple affair...before I became a parent. It was typically a celebratory event and even though there were times I wasn't sold on whether the couple was going to be together til death did them part, I was happy to partake in free food, booze and live … Continue reading Rants and Recipes (if you read to the end)
Enough With the Requests, Children
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
A Glimpse of ADHD in Pictures
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
Perspective for the New Year
Check out the latest at Live. Snap. Write. As I mentioned in a previous post, Maggie and I plan to include guest posters in the future, so think of things that move you, and please follow us there as well if you're moved to do so. Happy Wednesday!
Happy Days — My House Will Be Clean in Four Hours!
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!
Parenting Is Like That Old-School Rap Song From Eighth Grade
Where to begin . . . I realized on Tuesday, during the bewitching hour (that would be anytime from 5ish pm until my little ones are deeply slumbering), that Wednesday was a holiday. Which means. . . NO SCHOOL! I'm slowing getting used to a new school schedule that's vastly different from our former school … Continue reading Parenting Is Like That Old-School Rap Song From Eighth Grade
WGWW# — In a Slightly Tardy Fashion
I should re-name What's Going Well Wednesday and call it What's Going Well Whenever the Hell I Wanna Tell You 'Cause This is My Blog and Sometimes I Like Channeling My Inner Two-Year-Old. But I suppose that's a tad lengthy... We moved this summer.. We actually closed on our house two days AFTER my children started … Continue reading WGWW# — In a Slightly Tardy Fashion