A few days ago I shared how my Little has been struggling with behavioral issues at school. During the phone conference with her teacher I brought up the fact that she doesn't go by her formal name unless she's in trouble. I noted her preferred … Continue reading Retreat!
My Little has struggled something fierce with a neurological issue since she was two years old. It started as night terrors with one small bout of seizures. As she got older it began to evolve into small behaviors here and there. I noticed immediately and … Continue reading To Arms
I saw this graphic scrolling through my news feed the other day, and I had to share it. I think it's a powerful lesson that many people these days could benefit from. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 An example from my personal life: people are allowed to hate me … Continue reading Emotions vs Behavior
A few weeks ago my sensory kiddo (Champ) had an epic meltdown. He's had meltdowns before which is what lead us to pursue his occupational therapy in the first place, but this one was significant. He was sitting at the dinner table fussing because dinner … Continue reading #boymom
I have been a hot mess this month, and had to keep it mostly a secret until now. My Little started school on the second, which also happened to be the weekend of the largest local gaming conventions of the year. Now I don't really … Continue reading Skeletons on Parade
Summer is already over and I feel like it barely just begun. With my third shift work schedule I feel like I missed just about everything. My Little started Kindergarten on the 2nd, and in addition to preparing for that transition we had a medication … Continue reading Summer Breeze
After almost a week of convincing, my bosses finally decided they were okay with me working overnight and putting away the inventory. For now... but at least it's a step in the right direction. I can kind of understand why my boss was concerned. I … Continue reading Small and Mighty
I love my job. I love my co workers. I love the people I work for. I also wish that when I volunteered for a task involving the unloading of inventory my coworkers and supervisors wouldn't be so damn patronizing!! 😖 I get it. I'm … Continue reading Patronizing
I did a thing! Click through to check out an interview I did with Bookmark Chronicals for her Summer Spotlight Series. Be sure to check out the rest of the series as well! Lots of great bloggers to follow and connect with. 🙂
It’s time to meet blogger #7! I strongly suggest you give Kat @ The Patchwork Diaries a follow, she’s an amazing blogger, advocate and activist.
Well let’s see.. I’ve been blogging since 2009. It really started as a way to organize my thoughts online vs the paper journals of my youth. As I wrote about my daily life slowly I began to gain an audience; then I realized the power of my voice and began to delve into my opinion on politics and current events. It wasn’t until 2013 after receiving my PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) diagnosis that I began to focus on mental health, domestic abuse, and sexual assault awareness which is my primary focus right now. I still sprinkle in some posts about my marriage, raising three kids, and significant life events here and there…
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Sometimes it's not PTSD that inspires my writing. Sometimes people are just assholes, I get tired of the way they treat me and give them the what for. Those moments? When people get on my very last nerve? Those don't stick the way trauma does. … Continue reading Sometimes it’s not PTSD