Adoption. #1 and #2

Adoption. #1 and #2

Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? Now you do! With adoption being such a large part of my life, I knew I had to write a post paying tribute to the cause this month is all about. I think its no coincidence that National Adoption Month falls during November, the month of [...]

Its Ok.

Its Ok.

Depression. Anxiety. PPD. Bipolar Disorder. Seasonal Depression. OCD. PTSD. With September wrapping up and October starting, I thought now would be a great time to talk about mental health. More importantly, our mental health. September is Suicide Prevention Month and October is Depression Awareness Month. Apparently, I am supposed to keep it a secret that [...]

Not So Traditional

Not So Traditional

Assuming everything goes as planned, QMonster will start 3rd grade this week. I can't but help and worry if we made the right decision to send him back to "traditional" school. If Summer 2020 had gone as planned (ie Las Vegas vacay, Disney World trip, 10 weeks of working from home with QMonster out of [...]

Food For Thought

Food For Thought

I have been approached about this story several times. I don't think people seek me out to get my input because I am some wise know it all that would offer some valuable insight. I think the reason this story has been brought to my attention over 7 times now is because the story is [...]

With A Heavy Heart

With A Heavy Heart

I write this post with a heavy heart. Scrolling through Facebook today, I came across ANOTHER article regarding a young child's suicide. This time we're talking about a 10 year old boy who was bullied due to a medical condition beyond his control. I vowed to Maddie's mom that I would keep spreading the Stick [...]

Adoption Q&A

Adoption Q&A

November is National Adoption Month so obviously I have to write a post about adoption!! I get so many questions and comments about adoption. Here are my answers.

Fighting For A Label

Fighting For A Label

Labeling theory is the theory of how the self-identity and behavior of individuals may be determined or influenced by the terms used to describe or classify them. Labeling theory holds that deviance is not inherent to an act, but instead focuses on the tendency of majorities to negatively label minorities or those seen as deviant from standard cultural norms. A stigma is [...]