Executive Functioning

I think sometimes the parenting part of my relationship with M1 is the constant struggle and consequent anger on both our parts of her inability to logically plan and anticipate. Yes she does have a challenge in executive functioning and despite many therapy sessions of trying to help her develop a way to approach things... Continue Reading →

Deep Conversations

M2 and I sat on a bench this past weekend when out taking photos of the foliage. We sat for a bit not really talking and then she said: "Mommy can I ask you something that might make you mad?" I told her yes and I would do my best to not be mad or... Continue Reading →

Real Consequences

I know I have been away for a bit but it was not for lack of activity here. The summer mercifully wrapped up and it could not have happened in enough time as far as I was concerned. Unfortunately knowing something is going to happen is sometimes worse then not knowing. In this particular case... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Failing

"Some other folks might be a little bit smarter than I am. Bigger and stronger too, maybe. But none of them will ever love you the way I do, it's me and you....." (You've Got A Friend in Me by Randy Newman) Wow this summer has been a challenge. I think the trapped in the... Continue Reading →

Reset Needed

Good morning all can I go back to bed now sigh.....last night was super rough. N decided she didn't need to listen to a darn thing I said and was escalating out of control. I literally had to stand between her and M2 to prevent them from going at it. Finally N calms herself down... Continue Reading →

Summertime Blues

I bought locks two weeks ago to put on the fridge, freezer and food pantries to try to curb how much food N has the ability to steal. It has worked for the most part but to give you the full picture of how the behavior is not actually hunger let me flash back to... Continue Reading →

Room Cleanings

Let me start by saying this is not a complaint in any way. It is more a statement of things that happened today in case some other parents reading might have this same struggle. I decided today since it was pouring rain outside that the rooms would be cleaned with my help. Now both my... Continue Reading →

Moving Up Ceremony

Today M2 graduated from the 8th grade at the local middle school. It was a big deal for her and the fact she wanted to be in the reverse parade to celebrate caught me off guard but I was happy to oblige. M2 is sensitive to noise so the honking and yelling I worried might... Continue Reading →

Explaining Racism

My two kids are intellectually challenged. Despite their age they function at approximately 10 years old. The events of the news have impacted them and so we have to talk about it. It is hard to explain why folks who are not white are hurt by people in charge more often. It doesn't make sense... Continue Reading →

Trauma and Tin Foil Dinners

Need a fire to make the dinner Parenting kids with trauma is super hard and yet it is what I signed up for when I adopted the kids. I feel stupid now that something didn't dawn on me earlier as I struggled hard with N. She went to respite this weekend and all of the... Continue Reading →

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