Tag Archives: ADHD

Let’s talk about ADHD (a letter to my teen-aged self)

You’re not an airhead, space cadet, or dumb blonde. You have ADHD.  Dear Teenage Katie, Lately you have been starting to believe the joking jabs from your peers and even adults in your life, but I am here to tell you that you are neither a “space cadet” nor a “dumb blonde,” despite your hair color and all of the… Read more »

The Eradication (a fiction)

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As an old woman, I am privileged to revisit past events with an objective lens. It was a different world then. Early in the year, 2018: I was 38 years old and pregnant with my fifth baby. If you’ve seen one baby’s ultrasound you’ve seen them all, so my husband remained home with the other children while I attended the… Read more »

Breaking the Silence — on Mental Health and the Postpartum Experience

Anxiety Manifested Imagine you are a first-time mother. Your sweet baby is weeks old. She reclines in a bouncy chair at the base of your pantry shelves and coos contentedly. You decide that she is docile enough for you to prepare dinner for the evening, and you reach for the crock pot on the top pantry shelf. As your fingers… Read more »