Category Archives: mental health

Thanksvember

Sometimes I think social media is like the question, “If a tree falls in a forest but no one is there to hear it, does it still make noise?”.  In other words I think that sometimes people think you’re not feeling, believing, thinking, or doing a certain something unless you’ve announced it loud and proud …

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Is It Too Late To Give Up Grief For Lent?

You KNow You’re In The Grief Cycle When…… You’re talking to your bff on the phone (thank you GOD for free long distance) and you find yourself tearing up because you realize in the middle of the conversation where you’re trying to recount the frustration that has been the past 48 hours, that you’re grieving …

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Been There Done That In 2012

As always, I got this idea from someone else, a friend of mine who posted his list on his Facebook wall and I thought it was a great idea. Thanks Dan, hope you don’t mind that you were the inspiration for this. Here are some things I did in 2012: *Knitted something for myself for …

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Thanks To Autism, I Can’t Even Answer A Simple Question

I have a feeling this post will probably make the most sense to parents of children who have “invisible” conditions like autism, PDD-NOS, and behavioral, emotional, and mental health issues, but everyone’s welcome to read along and join me where we live. This is incredibly difficult for me to write. Once I put it out …

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Adopting Manners. It’s a “Good Thing”

Happy National Adoption Awareness Month! We are a proud and grateful adoptive family, and before this month gets away from entirely, I wanted to highlight some things you may or may not be aware of when it comes to adoptive families. By and large adoptive families are exactly like every other family whose children came …

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Stabby Spork Alert

Here’s a really nicely written blog in response to yesterday’s arm-chair diagnosis of James Holmes, by Joe Scarborough.  Please read “Diary Of A Mom”‘s blog here and then come back:  https://adiaryofamom.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/dear-joe/#comment-28551 Wasn’t that nicely put?  She was succinct and spot-on, without being overly emotional in a ranty, stabby kind of way.  Ya, this blog entry …

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Tonight I think of all the moms who out there in the night sky, barely visible to the naked eye and twinkling just every so often, to the point where you’re not really sure if you saw them sparkle at all.  The bigger, brighter stars are the ones people see and the smaller, dimmer stars look insignificant.  …

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