I'm getting there - these improbable beautiful, dangerous things are resurfacing. It looks like it'll take a bit - with a global pandemic and all. But I can let myself hope again about what lies ahead.
I've missed a couple of "Wellness Wednesday" opportunities so I wanted to share a few more strategies or positive coping skills for kids - that may be useful to you as a parent - particularly if you have a child who may be struggling behaviorally or emotionally. I shared about dietary changes & kids, here. … Continue reading Positive Coping Skills for Kids
If you have a child that struggles with ADHD or other complex diagnoses - particularly if they experienced trauma at any point, it can feel very lonely. Not only is it isolating because people do not understand and lack compassion, but the medical profession sometimes seems to work at cross purposes. I sometimes wonder if … Continue reading Tips for Eliminating Foods That May Worsen Behavioral Issues in Kids
From an Instagram post last night: The door to the "kid's room" has been closed quite a bit. I've been trying to keep Abby from adopting another bed as her own. This week has been a long week. I haven't been feeling well for days. By the time I got through Thursday evening's first walk-through … Continue reading The Kid’s Room
October 2015, a little guy hung around at work, for a week or so. On Wednesday of that week, he "helped" me work. He sat on my lap, we hung out with friends, and then he played with my calculator & drew with my pens. He feel asleep there at my desk, in my arms, … Continue reading Foster Care Adventures – Part Two
If it weren't for Don Henley, my "about me" on social media and my blog would be less nerdy. He is always there, front and center, along with Jesus, my dog, pine trees, and wine (and occasionally tequila). I had a come to Jesus moment early this year when I realized that I was turning 40 with … Continue reading All She Wants to do is Dance
My first foster care class is Monday night. This has been a long time coming. Maybe more than thirty years as I've dreamed of this very thing since I was a kid. There truly is nothing I've wanted more in my life than to have a family. Beyond wanting a family, I have always known … Continue reading Foster Care Adventures – Week 1