Something shifted over the past few weeks. The world started waking up from it’s unexpected midwinter’s nap. Slowly stretching, pressing snooze, stretching some more. With trepidation we started to reengage. We have slowly started living after our unimaginable, unprecedented, forced break from life. It is safe to say we are all a little shaken. We are not the same.
Fooled be not-money will never learn the lessons for you. It is up to YOU to learn them. How much you learn depends on your effort and determination. The difference maker is tenacity and passion and desire and consistency, not money.
Dear Stephen and Joseph, Your third and first grade school year is coming to an end. There is a little bit more than usual going on right now, as there usually is this time of the year. We have ice cream parties and field day mixed in with birthday celebrations and spring concerts. Then thereContinue reading “Finding Magic-Life Lesson One: Perception is Reality”
Not too long ago we were gathered at the home of my cousin when the election came up. Now, I come from a large, loud and proud Irish family. I have one aunt in particular who is extremely passionate about politics. She is smart and knows what she is talking about. She has strong opinionsContinue reading “The Synergy of Our Brokenness”
What a lot of people don’t understand is that Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD, is a spectrum disorder. Which basically means, one person with SPD may over-respond to the touch sensation and find clothing, physical contact, or other sensory input as unbearable. Another might under-respond in reaction to stimulation
Did you know that October is ADHD Awareness Month? I never knew either. I actually can not believe I have spent most of my life knowing as little as I do about the struggles I face. Honestly, I have always just thought I was lazy, crazy, and…well… just not good enough. Thankfully that simply isContinue reading “Magic Matters “
Those who follow me know my son and I both have ADHD. I have spent the last six and a half years engrossed in discovering and treating not only my son’s diagnosis but my own as well. It has been my life’s biggest challenge. It is inspiring, defeating, exhausting, sad, and enlightening all at once. Continue reading “ADHD Awareness Month”
When we were young there was no internet.
This change alone has redefined everything.
At some point in May, I kept the boys home from school. Just because I wanted to spend the day with them. The alarm went off at 5:15 as per my new norm. I quickly reached over and turned it right off. My warm, cozy, sleeping boys were the bookends holding me in bed. I feltContinue reading “Come On Down!!!”
Losing control is not a luxury I can afford. Yelling and showing emotion only overloads his sensory system even more, making things worse. So, I do what the behavioral therapists have taught me to do, I stay calm, give as little attention as possible and stick to my guns. It sucks.