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Happily Ticked Off — The Book, Part 2: More introduction

Here is the second part of the introduction from my book “Happily Ticked Off” for you to read if you’re interested. I hope to share more with you on this book’s progress, my writing progress and my kid’s crazy life… Continue Reading

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I’m a slowpoke because of my OCD

I don’t struggle with compulsions nearly as much as I did when I was a child. Sure, I have a one here and another there, but they don’t really alter my life too much. The part of OCD that perhaps impacts my… Continue Reading

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The Argue Jar

With my full-time job and my hubby’s new biz starting, my patience has been strained. Add in a needy pit bull rescue, other family obligations, the kids’ school work, after school classes, and a sputter tic that my darling son… Continue Reading

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A messy situation

It’s been two weeks since I posted? Really? How did that happen? Oh, yeah: My patience was buried in the kids’ bedroom under their shared space. My sanity was buried under Stink’s desk. And somewhere along the line I permanently… Continue Reading

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Cleaning out my closets

This is a theme for me these days.  Our house, for the past six months, has been in a constant state of change/upheaval/mess. First came the renter in October, so the office went buh-bye. So did our dining room, which… Continue Reading

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At a loss with my son’s integrity and not sure he will grow out of it

I have been struggling with my son’s integrity for some time, but as a 15-year-old he has increasingly become more oppositional. It is as if when I tell him not to do something, he will do it  because I put… Continue Reading

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Advocacy and awareness: Necessities and parts of daily life, part 1

I don’t claim to have life as a mother figured out, especially having a child with neurological challenges. I am guessing other mothers have more patience than I do, but I am certainly not giving in or being too tired… Continue Reading

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When to get annoyed

The trouble with having a teen with Tourette Syndrome is determining when is he being annoying on purpose and when can’t he help it. Patience is required whenever, but boy does he push me sometimes. The conclusion I have come to… Continue Reading