Thursday, October 7, 2010

A New Title

It's really hard to come up with a good title for a blog.  I consider myself clever, especially with words.  But it's still hard.  I thought my lst title (1 Mom + 4 ADHD Kids =Too Many Variables) was too revealing, too wordy and too abstract.  But I guess if people actually start to read my blog, I'll have to stick with a title.

I am a frustrated mama these days.  Only Little E is causing me very little stress these days.  It's interesting because the first 6 months with him were absolute hell.  One long session of tantrums, rages and chaos.  But he's doing well now and he's still my  little man.  My teen and preteens on the other hand...I think even kids with no "issues" become annoying during this phase.  Add  the issues...and wow!  Constant stress.  I feel like I'm in over my head.

Reading other people's blogs helps me to know that there are others in the same boat as me.  Because no one I know can relate at all.  It's a lonely life.  I chose this life and I want to be happy with it, but I am still trying to figure out how to balance it all without losing myself.


Denise said...

I had to laugh when I read that your Little E is causing you very little stress because MY Little E has been causing me more stress than the other three combined! My Little E was the easiest child of them all in the beginning and has graduated to being the toughest!

Even though our E's are opposite right now, I sure understand what you're talking about. I'm glad you're blogging and hope that you fill find lots of other bloggy friends who get it. I don't think I'd survive without the friends I can email when I'm losing my mind, knowing that they will never say, "Well, you chose this path!"

Looking forward to reading your blog...

mindfulness said...

Thanks, Denise.

This can be a really lonely life and I found that the blogs helped me realize I'm not alone.

So far, it's just been reading, but I would love to have friends I could actually "talk" to who could relate.
I feel so much pressure in my "real life" to always present us as a very together family. That in itself is stressful.