The Ugly Truth of Growing Up With a Bipolar Mother
Random Musings
May is Mental Illness month.  Therefore, I have decided to write a post on the ugly truth of growing up with a bipolar mother. My childhood was turbulent.  As a child, I never knew what the next day would bring.  Would my mother be smiling and happy? And if she was did was she headed into another manic episode?   As a child, I learned to walk on eggshells. Keeping the peace in the family was a must. Manic Moods During her manic moods, mother would have endless energy, unreasonable thoughts and no need for sleep.  Elvis records would shriek …
How My ADHD Ignited My Son’s Behavior
ADHD in Children
How My ADHD Ignited My Son’s Behavior **This post contains referral links and I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you! Recently, I realized the truth of how my ADHD ignited my son’s ADHD behavior.  This was another example of how I wished my parents had followed through on my diagnosis as a child, instead of not addressing it further. Parenting an ADHD-Oppositional Defiant Disorder child is tough.  The constant stream of defiance, hyperness and homework struggles each night will test any parent to their wit’s end.   I remember telling stories to other moms of …
Have You Heard Of These 9 ADHD Symptoms?
ADHD in adults
Early ADHD Symptoms *This post contains referral links and I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. My ADHD symptoms started in childhood.  In my case, my parents took me to a doctor at age 7 and I was placed on medication. However, after a few months, I was removed from the medication due to side effects.  Sadly, the issue was never addressed again despite my struggles. This was a big mistake and I suffered the price until I was in my mid- 40s.   At that point, it felt as if I was having a …
Running For Heroes – Zechariah Cartledge – A Young American Hero
Random Musings
Zechariah – A Young American Hero Get the tissues ready for this one! Running For Heroe is truly heartfelt story of some of the goodness left in this world. This story truly lifts up my heart and gives me hope that there is still goodwill in this world! A Newsclip Like No Other Gearing up for the workday, drinking my coffee and watching the news, I saw a snippet of a news story that captivated my attention. The news clip that popped up held my interest enough to wait until after the commercials were done in order to watch the …
Patches & Me
Tenacious Living
The Early Years After my husband died in 2005, is when Patches came into our lives.  A puppy at the time, Patches had wandered up on a coworker’s farm. This coworker had enough animals and didn’t want any new additions to their family. Thinking of my son, the coworker asked if I wanted a new dog to help with his grieving the loss of his dad. Needless to say, I couldn’t say no.  We met to get Patches and bring her home.  Getting a new dog brought a little joy into our dark lives at the time. We took her …
THREE REASONS TO MAKE A SUMMER BUCKET LIST!
Random Musings
*This post contains referral links and I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. WHAT MADE ME THINK OF A SUMMER BUCKET LIST I attend an exercise strength class every Saturday morning. Groaning as I warmed up for the class I noticed the music choice was different today.  At first, the music got on my nerves. It wasn’t the usual fast-paced, “motivate me to move” music. However, as I started listening to the musical Grease that was playing, I fondly remembered Danny and Sandy and their quest for each other. Remember the scene where Sandy was …