Traveling with Children Who’d Rather Stay at Home

We’ve just returned from a week in Germany’s Black Forest region. It was beautiful, but the children didn’t always seem to think so…

Is Being Impulsive Really Such a Bad Thing?

Going somewhere on a whim, following your nose wherever it takes you, forging the iron while it is hot… doing something impulsively can be really fun! But what are the drawbacks? And is there a way to keep the good and let go of the bad?

The Pros and Cons of a Staycation – and 7 Tips to Make it a Success

Though we had planned to travel this past week, our plans changed due to medical reasons. We turned our vacation into a staycation, and it was a lot of fun. There were some pros and cons, and some things we learned along the way…

Healthy Relationship Practices: Owning Your Sh*t

In any interaction, there is more than one party, and every party has their influence. In romantic relationships this is even more the case, yet we are often blinded by what we contribute to the funk we may get into at times…

10 Things I Still Haven’t Figured Out After 37 Years

My 37th birthday was a bit of a rough day, and it helped guide the words for this post on things I still find myself facing after working on them for most of my life…

The Challenges of Raising a Child Who’s Different

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.

5 Tips For Dealing With Clutter When You Have ADHD (And Also When You Don’t)

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.

How Do You Know You’re No Longer Depressed?

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.