Living in the Present Tense

It happens to drug addicts. It happens to alcoholics. It happens to sex addicts. It happens to women in abusive relationships. It is happening to me… I am reaching a point in my life where I realize I am embracing a normal that is just not right. One that is destroying the ‘real...
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Bahahahaha!

My boys are all about playing video games. Sometimes I feel my life is like a variety of video games… Most of the time, I feel like I am playing Whac-A-Mole. Every time a crisis pops up, I do my best to smash it and knock it down. Stop...
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Why Me?

Parenting ain’t for sissies. Parenting children with Mental Health Disorders sure as h-e-doublehockeysticks ain’t for sissies. Unless you are lying to yourself, or are in complete denial, every parent has asked themselves the “why me?” question at least once in their life. If I’m being totally honest, I probably ask...
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Honesty IS The Best Policy

Okay, let’s get real here. The reality of life is we all have abilities and disabilities. Just because Mental Health Disabilities are more obvious, it doesn’t mean the rest of the world doesn’t have some sort of disability, or disadvantage, to deal with throughout their life. As a Christian,...
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T is for Tantrum
M is for Meltdown

For me, dealing with my boy’s tantrums and meltdowns is much like dealing with the weather. When my boys have a “Sunny Day”, all is happy and right with the world. When my boys have a “Stormy Day”, the dark clouds roll in and a foot-stomping, “I’m not getting my...
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Part III:
To Therapy or Not to Therapy

Warning: Momma Bear’s gonna get on her soapbox a teeny-weeny bit on this one! Anyone who knows me well knows I don’t cook much (insert hysterical laughter from friends and family!) If it doesn’t go in a toaster oven, it pretty much doesn’t happen in my house. However, I do...
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Part II:
To Medicate or Not to Medicate

One of my favorite Contemporary Christian bands is Mercy Me. They have a recent hit titled ‘Dear Younger Me’ where they tell us how wonderful it would be if our older self could have given our younger self advice, warn them if you will. If that were possible, here is...
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Part I:
To Test or Not to Test

Over the years, so many moms have approached me with the same question, “My kid is doing this or not doing that. How did you know Alex had ADHD/Autism? How did you know Adam was bipolar?” Deep down I know these sweet moms are secretly hoping my answer doesn’t...
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My Normal

Okay, let’s just start with the obvious question on everyone’s mind. Who in the world am I to think anyone would actually want to read an article I write? I mean that is side-splitting comical really. Seriously, it’s comical. The truth is I don’t know exactly why  I feel LED and COMPELLED...
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