Tag Archives: ADHD

The Win Beneath My Wings

Sorry I’ve been away.  I’ve been charging at windmills again.  This school stuff…  I’m like a dog with a bone, I guess.  Things have not been going according to plan.  You’d think I would learn to stop making them -plans, … Continue reading

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Carpooling Myself Up By My Bootstraps

I guess it’s been almost a week since I last posted.  I’m still coming to terms with the whole Felix-test thing.  I’m still very angry and sad about it.  I may yet send out emails to every school board member … Continue reading

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Spew Hot, Spew Furious

I gotta unload, y’all. Felix did not “pass” his test to get back into the magnet school.  Just like last year, I’m devastated for him and for all of us.  I really thought we had it this time.  He’s done … Continue reading

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Ticket to Hyde

My nerves are bad.  Tonight was one of those WTF ADHD nights and it’s sticking with me. To set the scene, I got the kids after school and all was right with the world.  Felix was his usual happy self.  … Continue reading

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The Bra and the Cooked

Busy, busy.  As always, busy.  Doctor appointments, dentist appointments, Stella’s going to get braces this summer, filling prescriptions, scheduling summer camps (yes, already), slinging cookies, Mardi Gras.  It turns out I’m pretty good at decorating classroom doors in Dr. Seuss … Continue reading

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Follow the Yellow Brick Load

Yesterday, one of those Scary Mommy  blog posts popped up in my Facebook feed.  I clicked on the link, as it was written by the mom of an ADHD kid and it was titled something like “Lack of Impulse Control … Continue reading

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The Chokey-Pokey

Something strange is happening to me as a mom, and it’s rather uncomfortable.  Twice last week I ordered Stella to kick some boys’ asses – one kid academically, and the other for real.  Sort of. In the jungle of 3rd … Continue reading

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The Guilted Lily

“Mom, I don’t think many kids want to hang out with me.  I don’t think I have many friends.” That’s what Stella said to me earlier this week.  My mom-heart has been a little bit broken ever since.  I stayed … Continue reading

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He Said, She Shed

I am generally a pretty energetic person.  I’m task-oriented and like to get shit done.  One of my all-time favorite sensations is scratching things off lists.  I have a hard time relaxing at night until all my “stuff” is done: … Continue reading

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Get Your Fix on Routine 66

I’ve written loads before on how my kids have ADHD and that during holidays and summers the lack of routine can wreak havoc with our entire household.  To this day, I’m a bedtime Nazi, and we rarely go out and … Continue reading

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