“The boys are both still asleep! You wanna get up and have morning coffee with me?” My sleepy brain tries to wrap itself around the paradoxical words as I roll over in bed to view my half-dressed husband grinning tenderly at me. “No. I just need more sleep. I was up a lot with the … [Read more…]
I hold him close in the “hug rock” position and pat his back while the lullaby music on Pandora plays. Heaven sent These wings were meant To prove once more That love is the key Love is the key It’s the end of the day, and today was peaceful. The four days before that – not so … [Read more…]
In contrast to years 2013 and 2014, I didn’t write at all about my one word for 2015 – hope. Partially because I sort of forgot. Partially because I was blogging less. Partially because I was busy. I thought about just leaving it in the archives and letting it die. But yesterday, I was driving … [Read more…]
Since Ezra received his ADHD diagnosis, I’ve had several friends and readers come forward with questions and concerns about their own children. “How did you know when to look for a diagnosis?” “How did you know it was more than just ‘typical’ toddler problems?” “I think there’s something wrong with my child. What do I … [Read more…]
So, to all of the moms of all of the difficult children out there: It will probably never be easy. But it will always be worth it.
It was just a turbulent phase, and then he flew.
For the 4th of July this year, in addition to taking Ezra to a preschool parade, we planned to have a birthday party for America! Mostly for Ezra’s sake – as he LOVES birthdays, and birthday parties, and happy birthday cakes! I cannot take credit for 90% of what I’m about to post. I simply … [Read more…]
August was another fun month. It was even more fun than June and July because my daddy was home a lot more. I like Daddy. And his sunglasses. One day mommy let me paint as a special treat. It was fun! I liked to paint the canvas but it was more fun to paint myself. … [Read more…]