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 →

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 →

Making Memories

OK yes I get it the pandemic is hard on all of us. Take care of yourself, take care of your kids, I get it. None of this is working for me and I was in the military I can function in constant stress. I am NOT made to be a Mom, school teacher, day... Continue Reading →

Chilly Walk

Today it was only 34 degrees outside but Baby K loves to be outside so after work hours today I took her outside to explore and see her world. Well her world in the back yard. Baby K trying to touch the flowers A piece of the wasp nest that fell out of the tree.... Continue Reading →

Old School Skills

Sometimes the fact that I am "older" than many of the other Mom's of the kids my kids associate with has an advantage. Effective today the Governor said all folks have to wear something covering their mouth and nose when out in public. Enter the skill set.....sewing. Yep I own a sewing machine and of... Continue Reading →

Christmas Chronicle

I am so grateful Christmas is over and some of the nonsense has stopped. I promise for days I felt like I was the driver of the crazy bus and the main passengers were my own family both kids and parents!!!! Friday Baby K comes to visit. Now Mom and Dad don't have any money... Continue Reading →

Volunteering

OK let me take a break from M1 drama for a moment and type about the other two kiddos and what they have been up to. They have been doing all right and the fact M1 stays away most days from our home is fine as they fight a lot less. Today we went volunteering... Continue Reading →

Learning Skills

Today was one of the worst morning starts ever!!!!! OMG M2 and N going at it over a pair of shoes that M2 said N could borrow that both wanted to wear today. UUUUUGGGGGGGG, the real issue, today we had orientation for their new volunteer job of cat care at the local animal shelter. Both... Continue Reading →

Navigating Job Readiness

Nope not M1 this time!! So at this point N has a vocational worker who is teaching her things that are required for on the job. Problem, N assumes this means that next week at 16 she can apply for and get a job no issues. While the worker and I have both told her... Continue Reading →

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