Category Archives: Self Care

The Calm in the Storm

The Calm in the Storm

Parenting a child with special needs is drama. Constant, never-ending drama. Occasionally, you’ll get what feels like a break. It’s not the calm after the storm. That indicates that the storm has ended. I guess it’s more like being in the eye of a hurricane, when everything is calm and still, but only briefly, before…Continue Reading

Domestic Violence – October is the Awareness Month

Domestic Violence – October is the Awareness Month

Spouse abuse, dating abuse, relationship abuse, it can be physical or mental or both, it happens in teens dating; married couples, and yes same sex couples.  No one in a relationship should allow themselves to be abused nor should anyone abuse another person.  Sadly the reality is, abuse happens in America every nine seconds.  In…Continue Reading

I (Nearly) Missed The Most Normal Special Need Ever

I (Nearly) Missed The Most Normal Special Need Ever

When raising a child with multiple special needs, we’d all like to think we’re observant parents. But I’ve found that while managing high-intensity conditions in my kids, it’s easy to miss the most “normal” childhood issues. In the wake of bipolar meltdowns, panic attacks, sensory processing challenges and behaviors driven by Reactive Attachment Disorder, I’ve…Continue Reading

Resolution: Get My House in Order

Resolution: Get My House in Order

I’ve made and broken most every New Year’s Resolution I’ve ever made… or maybe I’m only recalling the ones that went down in flames.  There were even years I refused to make resolutions because I knew they would only be broken, and why should I be waiting for the New Year to decide that things…Continue Reading

Does Facebook Depress You?

Does Facebook Depress You?

A friend recently told me her thoughts on Facebook. She said another friend of hers explained that she became a Facebook user simply out of necessity for keeping up on what was being planned for a dreaded high school reunion.  Before this planning, she was not part of the Facebook culture.  This friend of hers…Continue Reading