Tag: Depression



I took the kids on an adventure…sort of

The kids and I had a pretty good afternoon. I wanted to take the them hiking and ultimately decided on the John T Huston – Dr John D Brumbaugh Nature Center. It was about a 30 minute drive but it was pretty amazing. We’d never been there before and didn’t know what to expect. My …

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A little overcompensation here and a little overcompensation there

So I’ve been avoiding talking about specifically what caused my marriage to implode and that’s not going to change. Truthfully, there’s a great deal I still don’t understand myself and probably never will. Having said that, I do feel that it’s fair and even important to speak about what I’m personally experiencing as a single …

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It f*cking hurts to know that I’m not enough

We’ve had a busy day and while it’s been mostly positive, there are some things that have my stress and anxiety through the roof. Okay. So the kids had a birthday party this afternoon and it was really nice. Emmett’s friend is a sweet kid and his family is pretty amazing as well. It was …

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My kids should have fun today and that makes me happy

We have a pretty fun day planned. Emmett has a birthday party to attend and Elliott and Gavin are welcome to attend as well. We’re ready to go as soon as the laundry is done and it will be done in plenty of time. The kids don’t have a visit this weekend because we’re trying …

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It could absolutely be worse

It’s been a difficult year for my family. We lost two beloved family members and have faced some recent changes in our lives that have been very painful. Everyone is coping in their own way and healing in their own time. In Gavin’s case, his condition has been to his advantage. He just accepts whatever …

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When you’re a #specialneeds parent, these things will happen

Today has not gone as planned. I needed to get the kids to school, go walking and be done in time to do an interview for next week’s episode. I was supposed to speak with Annette Hines, author of the best selling book, Butterflies and Second Chances: A Mom’s Memoir of Love and Loss. I …

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