ADHD Forgetfulness

Everyone forgets. It is human to forget things occasionally. Even elephants forget. HOWEVER, if you have ADHD forgetfulness tends to occur more often. Sometimes it is forgetting where you’ve put something. Other times an ADHD sufferer forgets important dates or appointments. Most of the time this forgetfulness is bothersome but it can cause serious disruptions.Continue reading “ADHD Forgetfulness”

Clara!

Does your significant other talk in his/her/their sleep? Mine does. In fact, he SHOUTS in his sleep. That is right. I sleep with a man that sometimes screams aloud. It scares the ever living poop out of me. He does it infrequently enough that I am lulled into sleep thinking it will be a quietContinue reading “Clara!”

Spontaneous Affection

My two daughters are polar opposites. They have a few things in common. They are both Girl Scouts, they are artistic, they have high IQs, they like music and they love animals. After that there are more differences than commonalities. Hence, they often bicker and sometimes downright verbally fight. I’ve also seen them taking swipesContinue reading “Spontaneous Affection”

High Schools Students Need Sleep!

According to http://www.cdc.gov the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that middle and high schools should aim to start no earlier than 8:30 AM to enable students to get adequate sleep. Teens need at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Younger students need at least 9 hours. Yet, the schedule in my kiddo’s district begins at 7:25 AM. It doesContinue reading “High Schools Students Need Sleep!”

Tweens Hang Out!

My kiddo turned 12 last week so she had 4 of her friends drop by and hang out in the driveway last night. Usually people will talk about how their boys eat them out of house and home but I was really impressed to see how much 5 11-12 year old girls could put away.Continue reading “Tweens Hang Out!”

Alone Time Is So Near!

Now that many restrictions are being lifted people are so excited about many things: returning to theaters, eating inside of restaurants WITH FRIENDS, shopping without masks, hugging the grandparents, traveling etc. I’m not excited about any of that. Do you know what I am most looking forward to? Alone time. Yup, this introvert is lookingContinue reading “Alone Time Is So Near!”

Driving Anxiety

I have for the most of my life been able to handle just about anything that was handed to me. My mother was abusive but I learned how to survive and even have some happy memories even though I had to tap-dance around her craziness. I was molested and date raped but with therapy andContinue reading “Driving Anxiety”

My Daughter’s DOZENth Birthday!

Yup – today my youngest turns TWELVE. How is it that time flies so fast when you have kiddos? Instead of a birthday cake, she asked for Dunkin’ Donuts so I got her a dozen and decorated the box like this: It occurred to me that it was quite coincidental that she wanted a DOZENContinue reading “My Daughter’s DOZENth Birthday!”

Grandparents Raising Grandkids

I think the official term is “kinship care” or something like that. Grandparents have been raising their children’s children for a very long time. There are all sorts of circumstances that lead up to grandparents becoming “surrogate” parents for grandchildren. War, poverty, death of parents, abuse and neglect, mental illness, teen pregnancy, military deployment andContinue reading “Grandparents Raising Grandkids”