Category Archives: Parenting

Serenity Graduates!

A week after the wedding, Serenity graduated from high school.  There were times that I wondered if we’d ever see this day.  Serenity is a very smart girl but her anxiety is almost crippling at times.  Essays were nightmares for her.  Her senior research paper had me ripping my hair out.  It got to the …

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The Guest List Diminishes By Two

The last minute plans were all set.  The Mexican restaurant was available to cater on our new date.  The baker also had the day open.  Our rings came in and were even more gorgeous than we thought they’d be.  My bouquet and Treun’s boutonniere arrived.  We had just a few more days until the wedding. …

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Just Chugging Along

Liam had a one month follow-up appointment with his psychiatrist.  She increased the dosage on his anti-depressant because he was still feeling rather miserable.  He’d improved slightly but he still was struggling greatly. Work is still work.  It is hard and I’m gone from home longer than I’d like to be.  I still feel like …

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Crisis Point

Things with Liam are really bad.  Really, really bad.  He is becoming more volatile and angry.  He is becoming more and more verbally and physically abusive.  It all came to a head the other day. Once again we were fighting about chores.  He has to do the dishes and pick up after himself.  That is …

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The Stress Increases

It seems as though, no matter what I do, there are never enough hours in the day.  There is never enough time to get all my work done, never enough time to spend with the kids, never enough time to clean the house, never ever enough time for me.  And I don’t have the endless …

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Things Start to Deteriorate

Liam is struggling.  He is a teenager and we all know how those teenage years can go.  Hormones are out of control, peer pressure runs rampant, and nothing seems to make sense even as you think you know everything.  It’s a hard time for kids. One day Liam was angry at me about having to …

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