RAD Isn’t Rad

A few weeks ago I started our “Beyond The Highlight Reel” series. I started off with a basic overview of some terms, therapies, and diagnosis I would be discussing in later blog posts….One of those terms is RAD. RAD or Reactive Attachment Disorder, was one of the first diagnosis we got for Q. With a […]

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Throwing Up Grace

“OH MY GOSH. QUINLAN JAMES!  GO TO THE BATHROOM. WHYYYYYY did you do that?” As much as I don’t want to, I have to admit I yelled this as QMonster sat in my bed throwing up what seemed like a gallon of chocolate milk. Nobody wants to be scolded when they are throwing up. I know […]

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The Rainbow After The Storm

A few weeks ago I mentioned  QMonster  being in the hospital. Not going to lie, it was rough…flat out rough…and honestly, I am still feeling the effects of the stay as are Q and JHub. However, I am not going to be sad, negative, or a Debbie Downer today…nope! Today is a great day for a […]

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Because This Is 35

On October 19 1982 JHub graced the world with his presence. October 19 2017 JHub turned 35. Every year on JHub’s birthday, things get a little chaotic for whatever reason but this year…this year….well…it was a hot freaking mess…. The morning of JHub’s birthday, I put his present by the fireplace. I strung up the […]

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From Dining To Desk

As part of my Organized Chaos series, I am attempting to create a functional family home. Recently, I went on an organizing spree and moved some rooms around. I attempted  to make the rooms in our home make sense. One of the most under-used rooms in our home was the dining room. Literally, our dining room was […]

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Paper or Plastic?

  185 minutes –the average amount of time I spend per week in the carpool line. 30 minutes — the length of QMonster’s drum lesson each week. 60 minutes — the amount of time I am guessing I spend waiting at various places each month for miscellaneous things. This adds up to serious idle time […]

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Here Goes Nothing….

Alright…here goes nothing…its now or never for me. I have had an internal struggle with whether or not I should share this. One side of me thinks I should keep this to myself, avoid the questions, avoid the stares, avoid giving people something to talk about, avoid the shame & embarrassment. The other side of […]

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