Tag Archives: ADHD

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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Chairman of the Bored

I’ve always been a little different, I guess. In high school I ran with the “alternateens;” we were a group of emo- new wave- punk rock mashup kids, dressed mostly in black, smoking cigarettes and sullenly sneering at fans of … Continue reading

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Be Good for Goodness Stake

I’m not even going to apologize.  Yes, I’ve missed y’all – both reading your stuff and sharing my own.  But I realized that this blog – or the regular maintenance/contribution to it – was becoming “something else” for me to … Continue reading

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Rotten to the Scores

Today is my birthday. I’m trying to be graceful about it. But I gotta tell you it’s been hard. Louisiana is having a heat wave from hell. I mean that. Surely this is what Hell’s ambient temperature must be. To … Continue reading

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Sock and Roll

We’ve been settling in.  It takes longer than you’d think.  For starters, it’s the logistics of 2 kids in 2 schools on the same schedule.  It’s working for the most part – largely thanks to a wonderful friend of mine … Continue reading

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Week in the Knees

Sorry. Time has just gotten away from me. We’ve been dealing with the whole getting back into a routine thing. We are officially in our third week -second full week – of the new school year. It’s been a mixed … Continue reading

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Zoo’s On First?

Dear people who were visiting the swamp area at the New Orleans Zoo Sunday afternoon, I’m the woman in the black dress you saw trying to yank a screaming, wailing, flailing girl into the ladies room.    I know you … Continue reading

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Count Rushmore

The beginning of the school year is approaching fast.  Too fast.  I’m not ready. I’m already disappointed in Felix’s new school.  When you have a kid who needs some extra care/support, everyone loves to tell you to “be proactive.”  How … Continue reading

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Fairwell

I must admit I’ve had my head in the sand.  I’ve been avoiding stuff.  Stuff around the house.  Stuff at work.  This stuff.  School stuff.  That’s the root of it all, the school stuff.  I’ve reached that point where it’s … Continue reading

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