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 →

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 →

Weekend Oddities

We had a weird weekend this weekend. I decided to take the kids back to the beach because it was warm and something to do. Saturday was a bit cooler but not awful and the water was not freezing this time. They spent a lot of time in the sand as it was tough to... Continue Reading →

Christmas Day itself

I will start with a funny story, though it is only funny because it was not serious. I have been cooking since I was 10 years old. I have worked in many kitchens and can cook just about anything, as long as it is not ornate or super decorative as I am not really good... Continue Reading →

Too Many Tricks

Wow this is like a bad spin cycle that just won't end. Yesterday for the first time in 13 years, I actually told the kids we were not trick or treating and that their behavior was the reason why. M2 cried and screamed at me, N cried but knew she had messed up pretty badly.... Continue Reading →

M1 Thoughts

Here is a real conversation between me and M1. It has only been edited to remove identifying data. It starts with me and the italics is M1 OK so for her party just a few questions and I am not trying to be super nosy or anything.... Did you want me to bring "Baby K"... Continue Reading →

I Am Not Teflon

So I do my best to keep all the moving pieces in my life from an off course collision but I fail many many times. Today as I sat in tears in my counselor's office I said something I have not said in years. I told her I was so freaking hopeless I was not... Continue Reading →

The Fog of this Week

I have heard people say that as you get older time goes faster. At this point in my life I am shocked at how fast the time as past since I got Baby K. The rush of getting up, getting everyone ready, rushing to work, getting home, rushing for dinner, rushing to tae kwon do... Continue Reading →

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