Two weeks ago Maddy started asking, “Elmo, Barney, Berenstain Bears, and Snow White!” Huh? This was met with a blank stare from me as I tried to solve this LSAT question about the relationship … [Read more...]
To Make Her Laugh #streamteam
Maddy finds it extremely distressing when anyone in our family is crying. “To make her laugh,” becomes her mantra as she sets about trying everything she can to make the person feel better. This … [Read more...]
Isn’t There an Adult Around? When the Child Becomes the Parent.
My mother is having open heart surgery right now. I’ve been shaking since yesterday morning. The nerves committed, with equal swiftness and intensity, to the panic attack agenda. Nerves are bastards. … [Read more...]
Essential Oils for ADHD – Helpful or Just Snake Oil?
I’ve been toying with the idea of trying out essential oils to help me manage my ADHD and anxiety symptoms, as well as to kick these sinus & headache problems to the curb. I was shopping with my … [Read more...]
Cheater Cheater Ice Cream Eater
Nerdguy and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary this month. And it may all be coming to a screeching halt once he hears my confessions. The kids aren’t going to side with me either, and I don’t … [Read more...]
Tips for Holiday Entertaining – Don’t Invite Squirrels!
Somehow over the years I have become worse and worse about hosting people for anything more than a cup of coffee, and maybe a bowl of chips if I’m in the mood for sharing, and Maggie hasn’t found them … [Read more...]
I Would Join an Exhausted Mom Support Group if it Consisted Entirely of Napping
I just dropped Grace off at Sibshop, which is her monthly support group basically for siblings of kids with special needs. Except they play games, do crafts, and eat pizza, which I don’t think you … [Read more...]
Halloween Help for Mummy
It’s pretty widely known that Halloween is right up there on my list of annual things I hate, that I just have to “get through,” along with invasive gynaecological procedures and wasp season. So I … [Read more...]
Back to School. Eventually.
School starts tomorrow for my kids. On a Wednesday. At first I was convinced that the theatre camp Molly attended in the summer was backfiring in a big way and had made my truthful tween into a … [Read more...]
The Five Minute Lunch Challenge
Packing lunches has got to be the worst way to start the day. Actually, waking up with a tarantula in your bed is worse, but meal prep is a very close second. I make lunches for the three apples … [Read more...]
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