Category Archives: Mothering

Fine Lines

As the parent of a beautiful, curly-haired son with ADHD I feel I am constantly walking fine lines. These lines are perilous and often harrowing to navigate smoothly; sometimes they trip me up because I didn’t know they were going … Continue reading

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Magic in the Middle

We went out to celebrate the end of the school year this past Tuesday night by going to see Toy Story 3 in 3D. The first two Toy Story movies are much-loved family favourites and the third instalment of Woody … Continue reading

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Light of Connemara

My friend, Dan, is the most extraordinarily talented musician with whom I have ever had the privilege to be acquainted. His melodies are soaring, his lyrics are evocative and his voice is as rich and smooth as the finest wine. … Continue reading

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Pizza, Ice Cream and Angels

I find myself completely in awe and utterly dazzled when I meet an angel. Each time I have an unexpected and miraculous encounter with an angelic presence I feel as if I have been gently reminded of a basic truth; … Continue reading

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A Single Step

  “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. (Lao-tzu) Our journey into the mysteries and complexities of ADHD began six short weeks ago (although it feels more like six months).  Six weeks ago I felt completely … Continue reading

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Leaning In

I have resolved to place my ego off to the side as much as I am able and truly ‘lean in’ to the Open Secret. To accomplish this I must trust that my reader will do the same (especially as … Continue reading

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Now

It is Saturday morning at 10:00 and I find myself as far away from my real life as I could possibly imagine. I am sitting quietly in a quaint cafe overlooking a cobblestone square in Quebec City enjoying a breakfast … Continue reading

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Both Sides of the Schoolyard

If we suspend disbelief for a moment and travel back in time together to this day in June, 1978, we will come across a cute little version of me who has just celebrated her 10th birthday. If you choose to … Continue reading

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Light in the Tunnel

I have never been someone who is comfortable asking for help. I seem to have this irrational notion that to ask for help is to expose my fallibility and weakness. One short month ago I dropped all the heavy armour … Continue reading

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Scared and Confused

As the idyll of April drew to a glorious close and I had narrowly escaped the clutches of ADHD, I felt euphoric and hopeful. The constant gnawing anxiety about Michael getting into trouble at school was fading and I was … Continue reading

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