Can’t You Love It Away?

Before proceeding, I’m issuing this warning: I’m composing this on my iPhone, in the car, on the way to the beach, with a bored child behind me & a sports talk radio listening husband next to me. I prefer typing on a computer in the silence late at night. This post will be FULL of […]

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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 […]

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IEP

Individualized Education Program (IEP) -A document created and  managed by a team of people (including teachers, special education personnel, parents, doctors, etc.)  for each special needs child. This document outlines the student’s individual objectives and accommodations needed to be successful in traditional public school. Q’s IEP is more than just a small stack of papers. […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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 each […]

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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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Alphabet Soup

When I found myself knee deep in the Special Needs world, I quickly realized I am QMonster’s biggest advocate. I am the one that will have to fight the hard fights, ask the tough questions, and dig the deepest to find the answers. I spend hours on the internet searching through blog posts, Facebook support […]

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Get Real!

You guys! It is time to get real. I mean REALLY REAL. I want to be really freaking honest with you. I want to let you in on some secrets in my life. I want to go beyond the highlight reels you see on my Book, Gram, & Snap feeds. I am going to start […]

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