4/ioG-0V_zQItdjFSC4odgA6e449QdP84Mr4TsyKpjOEE Parenting Archives ~ GINGER SNAPPED BACK

ADHD rant – this is why I hate people

You know what really grinds my gears?  People who have no kids having “opinions” about parenting.  Also, people who have no medical training AT ALL giving medical advice.  Stop it already, geez. See, here’s the thing.  There’s this pretty little blonde girl on Youtube spouting off about ADHD and how it isn’t real and giving … Read more

I give up. I can’t do it anymore. I quit.

Huggles

How many times has this phrase come out of your mouth? “I can’t do it anymore.” If you haven’t spoken it aloud, how many times have you thought it? A dozen? A million? Take chicken I’m not even talking about the pressure to be supermom along with superwife and superemployee and superwhatever all at once. … Read more

Being a Stephen King fan is a nightmare

  This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you buy something through one of my links, I’ll get a dime or so. And then you should give me brownies for introducing you to such awesome books. I’ve loved Stephen King since I read IT at 12 years old. Yes, way too early but … Read more

Lice suck – Calling them buggy eggies doesn’t make them cuter

*This post may contain affiliate links. All this means is that if you buy stuff through my link, I might get a nickel.* Hey, remember that time I was all “Berpa derpa derr, lice aren’t that bad, derpa derpa” and had no idea what I was talking about? Yeah, me too. Oh, to be young and … Read more

We’re killin lice, lice, baby – Head bugs suck

*This post may contain affiliate links. All this means is that if you buy stuff through my link, I might get a nickel.* This is the stuff nightmares are made of. I’ve had actual bad dreams about lice since I was a kid. Somehow, I made it through public school K-12 without head cooties. I had … Read more

Knock, knock. Who’s there? ADHD. ADHD who? ADHD all up in yo face!!!

Well, it happened.  We tried to avoid it.  We fought so hard to not get to this point, but here we are anyway. Here’s some background to get you up to speed if you don’t know our story.  My daughter is 7 (alllmost 8).  She’s smart, funny, loving, beautiful, friendly, and generous.  She’s also got a … Read more

The only kind of chicken I like is fish sticks

“The only kind of chicken I like is fish sticks!” Yeah, you read that right.  And yeah, I typed it right.  It sounds like a lead-in to a South Park joke about Kanye West, but no such luck.  That was said through tears at the dinner table about a week ago when my husband and … Read more

Funny thing happened on the way to the tub today

I had JUST gotten Audri to stop crying at the prospect of taking a bath, which involves cleaning the burn on her forearm.  She has good cause to not want to deal with that mess.  Anyway, I had gotten her shirt off and then the doorbell rings.  Twice.  Ding dong, ding dong.  I go and … Read more

Why I Never Gave my Baby Away to Gypsies and I Never Will

This morning was a pretty familiar scene in our household.  Lex had been up in the night, which of course meant that I had been up with her.  She’s a super snuggle butt during the night, which is AWESOME.  She’s 7 and has ADHD and I know the snuggles are only going to get fewer … Read more

To flush or not to flush? The real facts about dumping old meds.

I’m a hoarder.  I’ve accepted it, I’ve admitted it and I’m working to remedy it.  In going through tons of stuff, I realized I’ve got medications that are older than my daughter.  My 8 year old daughter.  Sigh. I’m not a gross kind of hoarder; I don’t collect trash and my house isn’t covered in … Read more