ADHD, Anxiety, Blogging, Mental Health, Parenting, personality, social, Special needs parenting

I Am Not Bad, I Have ADHD

Recently I went to the doctor because I wasn’t feeling very good. It wasn’t physical or anything of the sort. My brain didn’t feel right. I had spinning thoughts that I could not control, I found myself constantly sucked into the drama, I over-reacted to every single situation, my rage was at an all time… Read More I Am Not Bad, I Have ADHD

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Adrenal Insufficiency, anti-vaccination, Blogging, Medically Fragile, Parenting, Special needs parenting, Vaccination

A Personal Account of How an Unvaccinated Child Altered the Course of my Son's Life

        Let’s talk about vaccines.  I haven’t written about vaccines ever because of all the controversy that surrounds this topic. Over the years, I have gotten into some heated debates with parents that chose not to vaccinate. I understand that everyone has a choice to vaccinate or not, and until there is… Read More A Personal Account of How an Unvaccinated Child Altered the Course of my Son's Life

Anxiety, Blogging, Grief, Mental Health, Parenting, Special needs parenting, weight loss

I’ve Lost Weight – Please Don’t Compliment me on How I Look

When I was out and about, the compliments I got for my weight loss was unbelievable. You would have thought I had just won a Nobel prize for all the accolades I was receiving from people on how I looked. Inside I was screaming, “I might look great, but I don’t feel great!”
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Anxiety, Autism, Blogging, Faith, Grief, Medically Fragile, Parenting, Sensory Processing Disorder, Special needs parenting

5 Ways to Manage the Grief of Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Grieving is an inevitable part of parenting. All of our children were born their OWN person. Before their birth, all parents have dreams of what they see in their future with their kids. Most of us imagine the child growing up, having common experiences in adolescence, learning to drive, attending their prom, and going off… Read More 5 Ways to Manage the Grief of Parenting a Child with Special Needs

ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Blogging, Mental Health, Parenting, Special needs parenting, Survivor

How the Stress of Motherhood Exposed My Own Mental Health Issues

For the past several years, I have written and shared about my experience of raising my son who is medically fragile. What I haven’t shared is what the diagnosis has done to me and my mental health. I think it has been touched on in a few blogs, but today I want to get into… Read More How the Stress of Motherhood Exposed My Own Mental Health Issues

Blogging, Special needs parenting

A Letter to the Man that Called me a "Homemaker" instead of a Caregiver to a Medically Fragile child

Dear Sir, I know you don’t know better, but I truly was bristled by our conversation. I know it’s part of your job to understand the financial position of your clients, but it was really embarrassing for me. I never imagined myself in this position. It was not a part of my plan to be… Read More A Letter to the Man that Called me a "Homemaker" instead of a Caregiver to a Medically Fragile child

Blogging, Medically Fragile, Special needs parenting

A year Later: How Making My Son with Special Needs my Priority Brought me Happiness and Fulfillment

It was a year ago that our lives were turned upside down. We had just found out about our son’s serious heart condition. The Cardiologist was so concerned about his heart that he believed surgery was within weeks. We waited with bated breath to find out what the surgeons wanted to do about his bad… Read More A year Later: How Making My Son with Special Needs my Priority Brought me Happiness and Fulfillment