...where you wished that the alcohol flowed without ever ending and that all of the day's problems would just disappear and miraculously just 'fix' themselves and go back to being normal like they SHOULD be? Um, yeah. Today's been one of those days here at LiaH. Oh - and just as an afterthought (from doing a Google search for 'drunk moms') have you ever SEEN all the drunk moms that show up when you Google that?!? I've been working the past several days at our property complex's rental office, filling in for the staff who contracted the flu. I … [Read more...] about Ever Have One of Those Days…
Raising teenagers is never an easy task, especially when two of them are sons! We delve into what you need to know when raising those teenagers right here.
Those of you who have followed The MAD White Woman and TBK Designs know that my eldest son, J., has ADHD and has struggled for many years with issues in school and at home due to this disorder. We have tried several different options, some of which have worked, others which have not. The one constant that we have learned however is that no two children react the same way. ADHD is a common behavior disorder that affects an estimated 8% to 10% of school-age children, with boys seeming more susceptible to be diagnosed with it, … [Read more...] about Actions, Consequences and Parenting Styles
I will be the first to admit to anyone, when I thought about having children, I wanted girls. I’m a girl. I know girls. I never even THOUGHT about the possibility of having boys. I just automatically assumed that God and I were on the same wavelength and I would only be parenting girls and my happy little dream world would be complete. Fat friggin chance. Oh sure, my firstborn is a girl. Everything I could possibly want in a daughter. She was perfect, in every way. While I could not see it then, I can clearly see it now. God was … [Read more...] about What Were You Thinking?
Yesterday afternoon was “exciting” to say the least. I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off, attempting to accomplish the remainder of my to-do list posted here. I actually did accomplish everything and then some (pats self on the back). Unfortunately, while I was inside doing all that crazy busy work, the demons were outside, unattended. Yeah, I dropped the ball again but, in my defense, it isn’t my fault that it is such a slippery little sucker. The DIT did not give me any trouble, he was riding his bike and his scooter as he was … [Read more...] about Crime and Punishment
Being the mother of two boys ages 6 and 9, it came to my attention the other day that I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BOYS. Raising my daughter was one thing, I had "been there done that" and had no problems having "the talk" with her and helping her transition from being a child to a woman. I expressed my concerns to my son's pediatrician on handling questions that were sure to arise from my eldest son, and soon. I am going to share that information here with the rest of the "clueless moms" out there like myself! Signs To Look For To Signal Puberty … [Read more...] about Puberty Tips for the Clueless Mom