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Does anyone have experience with their kids pulling their hair out? 

Apparently, I spoke too soon when I said that Gavin was having a good day because something has once again come to light.  At some point between the time Gavin woke up this morning and now, he’s been plucking the hairs on his goatee to the point where I had… Read more »

I’m getting worried

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I’m concerned that Gavin is slipping a bit farther than he has before. He’s  really struggling with even basic problem solving skills. Here’s just the latest example of what I’m worried about. Gavin received a new pair of comfy pants to wear to bed or around the house. After trying… Read more »

I have a MAJOR confession to make

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My wife loves watching Dr. Phil and over the years, I’ve picked up a few things. The biggest thing I’ve taken away from the many years of my wife watching his show is that you can’t change what you don’t acknowledge.  I’m very much aware of my being overweight but… Read more »

General Update: Midway through Christmas break

We’re now midway through Christmas break and time seems to have flown by. Things started out kinda crazy today cause the boys were all over the place. We’re transitioning the boys ADHD care to their primary pediatrician but there’s a gap where they will be without their meds.  I’ve put… Read more »

I try to remember that it could always be worse

I’m feeling pretty good as the day comes to a close. Don’t get me wrong, it was a day full of ups and downs but we weathered the storm. There are some things I’ll talk about in the morning but for right now, I want to focus on the positive.  … Read more »

Loving someone with mental health issues isn’t easy but totally worth the effort

Today’s been hit or miss. The boys are doing pretty good this afternoon and that’s certainly a welcomed change. Gavin seems to be struggling more at the moment. He almost seems a bit manic because the incessant talking and almost zero impulse control are usually tell tale signs. His thought… Read more »

Everything I am is completely depleted

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No one wanted to wake up this morning. At 8:30 am, everyone was still sleeping, and I had to get everyone up and moving because we had a 9:00 am appointment. Thankfully it didn’t take too much prodding to get everyone’s cooperation and we made it on time. I haven’t… Read more »

I received the best Christmas present ever

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In my last entry, I talked about some rather unpleasant things and I want to take a minute to clarify something important.  The boys had a really good Christmas and so did we. It was really nice to spend time with my parents over the holiday. It was also nice… Read more »

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