Tagged with pervasive anxiety



{image is a photo of Brooke hanging out at Boston Children’s Blood Donor Center, waiting for me to be called in to donate platelets.} “Thank you again for coming with me to the hospital today, kiddo,” I say into the darkness of her room before bedtime. “It meant a lot to me.” “I’m glad I … Continue reading

doing cartwheels

– “Child presents with significant Motor Planning Deficits – often appears to get physically stuck.” For the record, I abhor the word Deficits. Challenges? Yes. Lots of ’em. Deficits? Hell no. (If you don’t believe me, keep reading.)   * “Child’s skill acquisition is stymied by overwhelming anxiety – she is so daunted by the … Continue reading

my little monkey

Yes, it’s Saturday. No, I almost NEVER post on weekends. But I think you’ll see why this absolutely, positively couldn’t wait until Monday. The following took place yesterday morning when Luau dropped Brooke off at ESY. Yo B had told us about it the day before, so Luau, Katie and Brooke showed up at camp … Continue reading