With 5 Boys, I’m Learning ADHD May Just Be a Temperament

I have a son who was diagnosed with ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Well as a young mother I listened to all of the advice given me by well-meaning teachers, pediatricians and therapists. My son’s ADHD was fairly severe and still is. He has trouble focusing and listening to basically anyone and anything that … Continue reading With 5 Boys, I’m Learning ADHD May Just Be a Temperament

I Have Lots of Kids; No, You Don’t Need to Comment

            I know this is a theme in a lot of writing by a lot of women with large families, but  I would also just like to know when it became acceptable to approach strangers and make comments about their kids, especially in front of said kids?! My husband and I planned our family. We PLANNED every kid … Continue reading I Have Lots of Kids; No, You Don’t Need to Comment

Changing Our Focus When Darkness Hits

I think with the recent passing of Chester Bennington, the subject of depression has been discussed in depth and more openly. Having dealt with severe, debilitating anxiety, depression, and insomnia, I wanted to write about the subject, and discuss my opinions regarding the struggle and ways to cope. I’m currently struggling with a hormonal imbalance … Continue reading Changing Our Focus When Darkness Hits