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”

Happy YOU day!

You read that right. Today is one of my BFF’s birthdays. I know most people say Happy BIRTHday because duh, you were birthed on that day. However, as I penned an email to her I realized her birth nor mine were all that happy. Without going into too much detail just know neither of usContinue reading “Happy YOU day!”

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”

Weight Struggle

There seems to be no secret to successful weight loss. If you do a simple search on the internet you will get an infinite variety of crazy advice to sound but hard to stay with advice. Throw in everyone’s chemistry, metabolism and situation is wildly different and you really don’t know what to listen to.Continue reading “Weight Struggle”

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!”

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”

Memorial Day Is Not a Celebration

It’s Memorial Day weekend! Whoo hoo! Barbecues, an extra day off on the weekend, furniture sales. . .wait, what is Memorial Day? A lot of people are apparently confused about this federal holiday which was previously known as Decoration Day. It is a day of mourning and honoring the military personnel who have died inContinue reading “Memorial Day Is Not a Celebration”

Friendships Change When You Are Grieving

Friendships wax and wane as each of us grow, learn new things, shed old ideas, age, marry, have children, change jobs, etc. So it stands to reason that friendships can change when one is grieving. Depending on the level of grief it can be a life changing event for a lot of people. My fatherContinue reading “Friendships Change When You Are Grieving”