Dear 17, (that d@~m right hip) You laugh, but it bothers you. That’s a defense mechanism. You’ll learn more about that during college when you get your psych degree. You jokingly say, “yea, that’s my birth defect” thinking that it doesn’t have an effect on you, it does. It has more of an effect than… Continue reading Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)
There were assignments that had to be done. There was a long weekend at the beach. There was a family day when the GF food options just weren't the most tempting. That's where my life as a Mom begins.... over and over and over and fucking over again! (sigh) Welcome to the world of WHAT.… Continue reading WTF is a Mom to do….
If we have a hard time wrapping our brain around it, how the hell do you think the kids feel... TURN THE TV OFF!!!! I've worked in pediatrics and dealt with mental health patients for decades. WE NEED TO STOP THE MADNESS!!! Wake up! There is hatred! It sucks! But, we cannot change it, and… Continue reading Children Should NOT be Exposed to Some Things…TURN THE TV OFF!!
What gives us PASSION, what gives us ENERGY to keep moving forward? What is your WHY??
The kindergartener that knows the right answer, but won't raise his hand. The 7th grader that goes to the nurse for a "bandaid" a little too often. The student with a headache before math class EVERY day. The kid that just keeps making jokes and disturbing class. The 2nd grader that STOPPED and put… Continue reading YOU’RE WRONG!! That’s not it at all….
It changes how we act. It changes how we think. It changes our decision making. It changes how people perceive us.
It was so well received, I knew I should have done it sooner.... Oh, well... We all live and learn. Letting your child's teacher know what to expect when you have a child with challenges like ADHD, Anxiety, learning disabilities, Depression, etc. can make such a difference in your child's school year. Don't hesitate to… Continue reading Write his teacher a letter… A lesson I wish I learned sooner
We need to encourage children's individual uniqueness along this journey we call life! A friend of mine is an Elementary School Vice Principal, and he recently wrote an article that has such wonderful perspective regarding the mental health of our children. After reading it, I wanted to share it with my readers here on Mom's… Continue reading Tagless: Great for shirts, not so much for kids…
Few things are more important in a child's world than PLAY! I read an article today that I want to share with as many people as I possibly can. This article discusses how terribly important play is to our children and to our society as a whole. Please take the time to read "Give childhood… Continue reading Playtime is SO important!
Tonight, I read a book with Drew that I have never read before, Back to Front and Upside Down by Claire Alexander. I absolutely LOVE this book!! Claire Alexander tells the tale about how difficult writing can be, and not only the challenges with writing, but how scary it can be for children to ask for help.… Continue reading Reading Makes You Smarter…. “Back to Front and Upside Down”