Category Archives: ADHD and ADD

Gone Too Long

It’s amazing how fast time can go by.  Especially when you have those days that seem to drag on and on and on.  And they are still not over.  If you are fortunate enough, you are able to get some vacation.  And those days go by so fast your head spins and you have no clue how that happened.
 
 
 
 
 
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Behind the Medicine

I have not had a moment for a long time.  Even now, it will be short.  But since I have been away, I have had to start and adjust my son’s ADHD medication.  On top of many other obstacles, this is one of the hardest.  Simply because while he and I have support, it’s not from people we see every single day.  In our home.  And I am frustrated beyond belief. I am trying so hard to continue to encourage my son who, if you have a child with any kind of diagnosis along these lines, is not always very easy.  Will he react well or will the world fall apart?  Did he eat what he was supposed to or did he sneak something I won’t find out about for a week?  Should I worry that he wants to spend time alone?  My social butterfly?  Those are just in the first 10 minutes of him returning home from school.  Continue reading

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Really?

Oh joy.  It’s February.  Valentine’s Day.  I am behind on my cool mom stuff I always try to do.  I don’t have my décor up.  I am sure being sick the past 3 weeks may have something to do with it.  But I have the mom guilt.  If you are a mom, then you know what I mean.  Mom guilt makes no sense.  But we have it. Continue reading

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Your Not Getting Brownie Points

Let’s make it simple.  Stop telling your children to treat others better than you are choosing to treat them.  Stop telling them to follow the Golden Rule when you yourself show the opposite.  Guidance and redirection doesn’t have to be put downs and intentionally hurtful. Continue reading

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Lift Them Up

As parents, we have some pretty tough moments.  Some come across tougher decisions that we never thought would fall into our lap.  Sometimes, things happen that are out of our control.  If we have never said it, we have all heard it.  “Life isn’t always fair.” Touché all of you generations that came before us.  We sucked cause until we grew up, we just didn’t get it.  But you knew that was going to happen too. Continue reading

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Revelation in the cold

*Definition of super cold: ME
I promise all you have to do is ask someone who knows me.  It is 73 degrees in my house right now, and I have on fuzzy socks with a sweatshirt over my t-shirt.  I have on jeans cause I am too cold to go look for my sweats.  Some call it lazy. No, really I am just cold.  Maybe being cold makes me lazy.  See there?  We both win. Continue reading

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Righteous Entitlement

There are just some things that make me really angry.  There are some things that I have had to learn are not worth being angry over.  It does nothing but upset myself, send my anxiety through the roof, and once that starts it is difficult not to let it overflow in to the rest of my day.  And then other people can feel it permeating off of me.  That is not what I want.  And frankly, neither does God. Continue reading

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