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Finding the Magic in Unanswered Prayers

I recently re-read the book, The Alchemist by author, Paulo Coelho. I try to read it every few years. He was on to something when he wrote "every blessing ignored, becomes a curse." See, God puts people, as well as obstacles, and even tragedies, in our path with great purpose. Sometimes bad things have to… Continue reading Finding the Magic in Unanswered Prayers

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Don’t Be a Tree

Fighting for the needs of my children while battling depression and anxiety is the hardest thing I have ever done. It is a perpetual roller coaster of emotions without any sense of stability or predictability at all. The courage needed to fix it and the consistent work that is required to make lasting change is now part of my daily life. This ongoing battle is relentless in its persistence. That’s ok though because I am too!

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It Only Matters As Much As You Let It

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.

ADHD, adolescence, BeYouTiful, Brotherhood, Childhood, Depression and Anxiety, Enjoying the Ride, find your magic, grief, high school, Kindness, Mommy Journey, Motherhood, Teaching

Magic Matters 

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 is… Continue reading Magic Matters 

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Find Your Magic, No Matter What!

I want to write a children's book where the main characters have albinism and other special needs. I'm going to enroll in a Parent Advocacy class with The Federation of Children with Special Needs. I will become a certified Parent Advocate.

ADHD, Albinism, Brotherhood, Childhood, Depression and Anxiety, find your magic, grief, Learning, Mommy Journey, Motherhood, Teaching

The Sun Sets Without Magic Tonight

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.