My son has a diagnosis, and that affects our family, in small ways and in big ways. He’s a wonderful kid, and he brings challenges with him that have so much become part of my daily life, that I sometimes forget to factor in how much energy they take to deal with. That’s why I wrote this post, to clarify it to myself, and to show you a sliver of what is often invisible from the outside in.
Cleaning with an ADHD brain isn’t easy, though you don’t have to have a brain like mine to struggle. Here are some tips I learned from other ADHD brains that work no matter how your brain operates.
From going through my day to day business as usual, I ended up in the ER in less than an hour. When we don’t listen to what our body is saying, it might just take charge and leave us with no choice.
All children have their quirks, but in my son’s case, much of his life is filled with riddles. Riddles we try to solve, together, so that both him and the world around him become less puzzling.
Breaking bad habits isn’t easy, it’s actually much harder than building new habits. Our brains don’t like change very much, but there are some ways in which we can trick it. Here are a few steps you can take…
As a parent, you run into a million challenges and questions by the time your child turns one. Whether or how much to push them on certain things is one of those questions I struggle with on a daily basis.
This Mother’s Day, I look at cats, and birds, to inspire my post on what it is that mothers do, meaning all kinds of beings that engage in some kind of ‘mothering’…
As the sun rises again, as the air gets warmer and the birds start chirping, I see how Spring has slowly unfurled itself over the frozen ground. Up pop the snowdrops, the crocuses. Out come the first blossoms. And on the ground I notice a dandelion, showing me that all my wishes are still there, intact, waiting for me to spring back to life and act.
I’ve doubted for a while whether it would feel right to add a donate button to the blog… and now I did. Here’s why.