I need more patience and I don’t know where to find it

Last night was really bad. Gavin had a massive blowout about 12:30 am. What happened matters less than what triggered it. Ever since Gavin was little, he has not been able to tolerate making mistakes. There are times when he makes a mistake and can brush it but majority of the time, mistakes lead to …

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Confessions: Sometimes I am resentful that I’m raising my kids alone

I’ve had a really stressful night because Gavin had a pretty massive freak out and I once again had to deal with it alone. I’m too tired to get into details but essentially, Gavin made a mistake and flipped the fuck out because he doesn’t tolerate making mistakes. He’s always been this way. He’s very …

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Stronger In The Broken Places (feat. Laurie Nadel, Ph.D.) S3E20

We have never experienced anything like COVID-19 in our lifetime and people are scared, myself included. Many of us are dealing with high levels of acute stress, irritability, and sleep disruption. My guest today is Laurie Nadel, Ph.D.. Dr. Laurie is a very well known author, psychotherapist, disaster stress expert and is considered a thought …

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My #specialneeds #immunocompromised son is terrified by #COVID19 and afraid of dying alone

I just spent a good chunk of time trying to convince Gavin that he does not have COVID19. This is heartbreaking and becoming an ongoing struggle that’s proving difficult to navigate. In case you’re one of my many new readers, here’s a little background on Gavin so you can put this into perspective. Gavin is …

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Breaking the monotony of lockdown with some backyard fun

The boys and I have been working on setting up a fire pit in our yard. We’re cleaning out the back half, and building an area were we can spend time together and sorta feel like we’re escaping all this insanity. Our first planned fire is this Friday. We have to register with the city …

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Focusing on the positive

There’s so much going on right now and our lives are on hold in many ways. The stress is getting to all of us and it’s quite common for me to hear the kids fighting throughout the day. They are so overwhemled by everything and I just don’t know how to help them purge some …

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