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My kid isn’t Bad :: He has ADHD

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October is ADHD awareness month. Over 8% of children have a diagnosis of ADHD. This is one mom's story of her son. Do you have a child with ADHD? We are heading into the preteen...
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Grief is an Unpacked Suitcase

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Grief is hard. Grief is an unpacked suitcase – because the contents contain funeral remembrances. Grief is unopened mail. Grief is supposedly three days – because that is the maximum most employers give. Grief is not responding to...
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Stress: How I’m (sort of) Managing It

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Stress. As parents we seem to automatically have buckets of it, because there are so may moving parts in our lives. Then along came 2020 and we apparently had no idea what it really...
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Postpartum Psychosis

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I went through postpartum psychosis, and it was scary. Postpartum psychosis is a rare illness. It only occurs in 0.1 - 0.2% of births. I never struggled with mental health before pregnancy and birth. I...
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I Have Survived Suicide

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I have survived suicide. Multiple times. I know that now I have a messy but beautiful life. I have three beautiful children that wouldn’t exist if I hadn’t stayed. I live with mental health but I’m...
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Remember to Breathe

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I laid in the bed the other night with tears rolling down my face, trying not to make a sound so as to not wake my babies sleeping next to me. I had recently...

What’s Next :: My Daughter with Autism is Graduating from High School

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I thought once my daughter was finished with high school, my life would somehow magically change. I have friends with graduating seniors, and while they’re navigating the job world, receiving acceptance letters to colleges,...
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My Child Has Autism. Now What?

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When your child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, it can feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster. Whether you suspect your child has ASD, you’ve just gotten a diagnosis, or you are...
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Choosing Me

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Have you ever just been tired? Tired of the doing the same thing? Tired of what people thought? Tired of feeling unheard? Tired of trying? I woke up like that in December of 2020. I...

Divorce {At Any Age} Sucks

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I grew up in the 90’s/2000’s, and by the time I was in high school, most of my friend’s parents were getting a divorce. I remember feeling proud that my parents were still married. That...