The Nut Necklace

The Nut Necklace

"I realized today that I don't even know when the last time he showered. Ugh. Mom of the year" I mumbled to my mom. I was sitting in my closet, surrounded by a pile of clothes and hangers. I was in the middle of a fat shaming pity party when she called. She asked about [...]

Healing Through Play

Healing Through Play

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)- Therapy designed to help a parent restructure their discipline and guide a child to the desired behaviors.  Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) Therapy- Therapy designed to help a child, through play, bond and trust a parent/guardian.  These are obviously not Webster's definitions, just my personal definitions using the KISS (Keep It [...]

What’s That Smell?

What’s That Smell?

"What is that smell?"-Said every boy mom, wife, & fur momma everywhere Y'all, listen, sometimes my house just flat smells funky. I swear I am not letting my family live in a nasty home but for whatever reason it gets a little smelly. I mean the obvious place is the bathroom. I have a boy [...]

Testing Testing 123

Testing Testing 123

If you or someone you know is playing medicine roulette, please read and share this post. Knowledge is power & if it hadn't been for another SPED momma, I would have never know this test existed!  I've mentioned before that we've been playing medicine roulette with QMonster. It hasn't been easy and we have found [...]

A Magic Wand In Pill Form

A Magic Wand In Pill Form

A happy pill a day keeps the crazy momma away. Literally. Not even kidding. I'll admit, I have been on and off anxiety/anti-depressant meds for most of my adult life. I have, on more than one occasion, found myself overwhelmed, sad, or anxious. I know that I am a worrier and a stresser. I was [...]

RAD Isn’t Rad

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 [...]

Here Goes Nothing….

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 [...]

The “Weird Mom”

The “Weird Mom”

I often tell people that I wanted to be the kind of mom that wouldn't freak out of if my kiddo ate a Doritos off the floor or had M&Ms for breakfast. Little Debbie cakes, chips, & candy would be staples in my pantry. Juice boxes would have an entire shelf dedicated to them in [...]