About This Tenacious Momma
Welcome to my life blog and I am thrilled you are here! Having survived all the “hoods” from childhood, parenthood, widowhood, adulthood, along with menopause life has had its challenges. I want to share my life’s experiences that developed my tenacious spirit with you in hopes of providing encouragement. Some of my experiences have been hilarious and some not so much.
In searching for life’s answers, I have found there is too much judging of others that takes place. This is a no judgement zone and I want people to be able to express themselves and not be judged by others.
Parenting an ADHD/ODD child is one of the toughest parenting challenges ever. It can be extremely overwhelming. You are your child’s voice and you need to educate yourself on what is best for your child and your family. You may have to make some tough decisions and you may find that the people you thought were your friends really weren’t. And that is OK!
The Making of This Tenacious Momma
I do not have mental health degree. Sharing my “real life” experiences is what enables me to offer a unique environment on my blog. Surviving a childhood of abuse from a bi-polar mother made me tough. I realized early on in life what I didn’t want to become. I was one of the lucky ones that took a different path in life.
Figuring out how to survive the challenges in life without having that mother-daughter bond had left me broken. I have had to seek out the wisdom of others in order to learn and grow.
Having adult ADHD I understand the struggles and stigma of ADHD. I have learned to accept my challenges and figure out ways that are best for me to learn, cope and not be too hard on myself. (Which isn’t easy!)
A Little About Me
If you could sit with someone for one day again, who would it be?
My Grandma, hands down. This lady was THE most influential person in my life. Grandma was my saving grace and provided relief for me in the summers and allowed me to get away from my manic mother. She was the only person in my life that accepted me for who I was and treated me with normalcy. Each time I would arrived on the farm, she had a goody bag for me, along with my cousins and I was provided with unconditional love. I was never left out of anything.
Every morning when her alarm would go off at 5:00 a.m., I would rush to be by her side to feed the pigs, cows and chickens. In the hot summers, I rode in the back the truck with grandma, grandpa and my cousins, in the fields and hot sun, picking beans and corn. I loved it. I cry for her to this day and miss her deeply. Ok – enough said. I could write a book on this fabulous woman, so I’d better stop now!
What does a “dream” workday look like for you?”
Getting older and wanting to travel more, I want to be able to write on the fly from anywhere! My aunt and uncle are getting older and I would love the opportunity to be able to travel, take care of them when they need it and be able to work from anywhere. Not having to fight the ice and snow in the winter would be a plus too!
What are your favorite TV shows?
Comedy shows are my favorite! Growing up, I watched Carol Burnett, All In The Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Jeffersons. I grew up with my father watching Johnny Carson at night and I fell in love with David Letterman as I grew older. The more I could laugh the better. Today, I watch Shameless, Orange Is The New Black, The Office and anything stand-up comedy on Netflix.
What are some of your interests?
Blogging, writing, reading, anything crafting, gardening and working on my house.
What are some of your favorite authors?
Jodi Picoult and Lisa Gardner!
What are some of your pet peeves?
I hate crowds, fake people, office politics and rude people.
Do You Have Any Pet Names?
Yes – Sugarplum and Argentina
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My Mission Statement
Eleanor Roosevelt stated: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor’s mantra has given me tremendous strength over the years. People will tear you down if you let them. My blog is to share what I have learned with others. In order to develop a tenacious spirit, you have to develop a strong internal instinct and learn to listen to your strong inner voice. Learn to trust yourself.
I hope this blog becomes a place of inspiration and hope for you. As yYeou search my blog, please share what struggles you have faced and how you have coped. We need to hear each others’ stories.
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