As we start to wind down February, the month of Love, I felt like it was a good time to talk about self-love. Recently, I've been having some "come to Jesus" talks with myself. I've found myself slipping into that familiar rut of depression/anxiety/stress and have been trying really hard to avoid falling all the [...]
No Spend September 2021
I think I say this every year but CAN YOU BELIEVE WE ARE ALREADY IN SEPTEMBER? Like hello fall, football season, flannel shirts, pumpkin everything, & cooler temps! Along with alllllll the fall fun comes our annual tradition: NO SPEND SEPTEMBER! Its an annual tradition and each year I swear I am going to be [...]
Can’t You Love It Away?
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 [...]
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. [...]
A Magic Wand In Pill Form
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]