I am still figuring out this mothering stuff just like you.
I do a lot right, and I share that here.
I make some mistakes, and I write about some of it on the blog.
I don’t put it all out there because I value our family’s privacy.
But I want to share enough that you understand we are a real family that laughs and struggles just like you.
We might have been given more than our fair share of challenges, and I write to connect with others like us.
You might be carrying the greater weight of your family’s hardships.
You are not alone.
I get it.
My four children are the light of my lives.
If I could bottle up some of their never ending energy, I would be a millionaire.
We love to create, cook, and watch movies (as long as they are not deemed too babyish by older sis) together.
We are still learning how to clean up after ourselves, control our tempers, and eat in a civilized manner.
Between my four elementary aged children, they have ADHD, learning disabilities, mental illnesses, chromosomal abnormalities, and sensory and emotional regulation delays.
When I write, I tend to focus more on the behaviors that manifest from my children’s special needs because the specific diagnoses don’t tell enough.
Some days I feel like we are normal family.
Other days it feels like I am running a psychiatric hospital.
Most days, it’s somewhere in between.
Even on the hardest days, I try to focus on the light in the darkness. It keeps my hope alive.
I hope you can find a bit of the light here to share fun, love, and laughter with your family.
Let’s figure this out together.