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On The Road With ADHD: Part 3 in the On The Road Series

Our family loves to take road trips. It’s something my husband and I started doing years before we started having children. As each child joined us, we realized we needed to make some adjustments to our road tri...

On The Road With Anxiety Part 2 in the On The Road series

In my opinion, anxiety can be difficult to react to with compassion because it is often illogical. The natural first reaction is to blow off concerns that are invalid with statements like, “That’s not going to...

On The Road With Special Needs: Part 1, Mutual Respect

We recently returned from a vacation to Las Vegas. As the mother of kids with ADHD and Anxiety, Vegas is basically the very last place I would ever elect to take my kids on a vacation. However, the free hotel sp...

The Importance of Hiking Back Down

When my boys were young we decided to take a hike with our extended family to tour a cave in the mountains near our home. The trail rises nearly 1,100 feet over a mile and a half of steep switchbacks. The day wa...

Team Mom

There’s a term in professional sports for a player who tries to do everything on his or her own. “One Man Show”. It’s a bad thing. An extremely bad thing. Players who are a “One Man Show” quickly lose fa...

Listen With Your Logic

Kids can be mean. In fact, they can be downright cruel. Add in the emotional factors of adoption and trauma, and you’ve got a recipe for some unsavory comments. Sometimes these comments are delivered with the co...

The Case For Paper Hats

My boys were three months old and five years old. I had been a mother for a grand total of three months. Adopting a five-year-old made me the mother of a five-year-old without ever having been a mother to a one,...

The Rules of Battle

You could have knocked me over with a feather the day my nine year old son came home and told me he wanted to join his school’s ballroom dance team. I was gobsmacked. After a few speechless moments I recovered e...