Of all my kids, my youngest son is definitely the most mentally exhausting. He’s a genius in my humble opinion and depending on the day he’ll use his powers for good or evil. Well, not evil. He’ll use his powers for good or slack. No matter how many times I tell him not to bring … Continue reading My Son Doesn’t Listen But I Don’t Care
My son has ADHD and sometimes that just seems like a catch-all diagnosis. Through the years, there have been those who didn't completely think that ADHD was a "thing" and there have been those who thought it was as simple as taking away sugar. And there have been those who didn't think I should have … Continue reading I Forget About My Son’s ADHD
They say to write what you know. And there aren't many people who know the costume and convention scene like Candy Keane from Geekmamas. Between her personal cosplays, her geeky blog, and her costume shop (to mention a few), she has kind of done it all. So, yeah, she wrote when she knows! Every caregiver … Continue reading I’m Going To My First Comic Convention, The Book Review
My teenage son and I have had a difficult time. It's hard to navigate the teen years and the challenges of post-adoption life. There were times that I wanted to give up on our relationship, but, I knew I couldn't. But now our relationship is shockingly good. He has gone from a boy who didn't … Continue reading Teenagers And Texts
Ever since my mom died, I have been drawn to all things yellow. You see, my mom loved the color yellow. She didn't wear it much but she liked it around her. My childhood bedroom walls, trinkets, flowers, soap containers; all yellow. So now I'm drawn to yellow because it's a way to connect to … Continue reading The Kindness Of Strangers
We have known for years that Lizzie struggles with self confidence. It’s a mystery how a child who has us wrapped around her finger can have any insecurities but she does. Math, in particular, has always been an issue. She struggled with it when she was in elementary school, when she was homeschooled, and now. This year, the … Continue reading My Daughter Doesn’t Have Self Confidence
Before we got back in contact with Patrick, we heard many things; all from the people who adopted him. Among other things, we were told that he’s an undiagnosed sociopath, he has RADD, he has no connection to his adoptive parents, and he’s likely to always be in an institution. After spending a challenging two weeks … Continue reading Christmas With A Full-er House, part 1
Parenting is definitely a learning process. Some days I feel like I've got it all figured out. Some days I feel like I've got a lot to learn. Most days, it's a mixture of both.But, today, I learned why I should've resisted the temptation to hit the snooze button when I knew those kids of mine … Continue reading Was The Floor Thirsty?
Since we were contacted by Patrick’s case worker, I have learned a couple of things. I’ve learned that some people have strong opinions about pre-teen boys. And, I have learned that the more someone tells me to do something, the more determined I get to do what I think is right.And, what do I think … Continue reading Doing The Right Thing
Antwan's at a tricky age. He knows he's a kid, but he doesn't want to be treated like one. Actually, he's always been like that, so maybe it's just that he's tricky. He doesn't find anything more frustrating than feeling like he's not being listened to. He has somehow picked this up from Brian. ( : "Because I … Continue reading Antwan’s Got The Whole Situation Under Control.