My son snuggled against me, on the beige leather couch, trying to get comfortable and forget the sensory sensation of his legs sticking to the fabric. “Sweet boy,” I murmured, and smoothed his unruly hair. The psychiatrist was instructing us in all the things. The medications we needed to try. The possible side effects. The… Continue reading My Son Is A Child, Not A Bipolar Diagnosis
“What are your hobbies, Mom?” The therapist was trying to get to know my son. She wanted me to talk a bit about myself in order to help him open up. I seriously had no words, y’all. What I wanted to say was this – “My hobbies are sleeping when I can, showering on occasion,… Continue reading Self Care For The Caregiver Mom
“How are you doing?” the psychologist asked, after his session with my son. I am asked this a lot lately. By sweet friends. By my family. By my husband. By many of you. I am grateful that I am asked. But I am never really sure how to respond. The last few weeks (really months)… Continue reading What Do I Do Now That My Child Has A Diagnosis?
My son loves science. He constantly asks questions about the world, how things work, about animals, and chemical reactions. He subscribes to YouTube channels that show science experiments, for fun. He can name most of the periodic table of elements, without ever really being taught a thing about it. He exclaimed while playing at the… Continue reading When Your Ten Year Old Can’t Read
Hearing stories from other moms can be so encouraging. My child had a public meltdown yesterday. I just had a conversation with his teacher about her IEP. I’m exhausted. My son meows too when he is unsure what else to say. (For reals, this happened to me. I was thrilled.) Marisa is a momma and a… Continue reading Broken Cookies Taste Just As Sweet
I was never a better mother than before I actually had children. I seriously thought I had it all figured out. I thought there were some basic things I could just count on. I assumed my children would sleep when I needed them to, eat when I needed them to, smile for the camera when… Continue reading When Motherhood Doesn’t Go As Planned