Monday, November 29, 2010

Uncorking the whine!

Hello friends and welcome to my new blog!

I am not a writer. I am not a blogger. Please don't get offended if you are one of those. I'm just borrowing a wee bit of your craft to help maintain my sanity.

What I am is a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a babysitter, a Scout leader, a Toastmaster and a friend. It can all get a bit overwhelming sometimes, especially when there's something wrong with one of the big four - kids, husband, home or health. Life is ever changing and it's never easy and then, sometimes, it gets harder.

My son has just been diagnosed with ADHD. He's seven and in grade two, so we welcomed the news, because it meant we weren't going to have to keep fumbling in the dark, praying for a miracle. We could finally get answers and could really start helping him effectively. That was Thursday, and four days later it feels like we're at the bottom of a mountain with no compass or climbing gear. The initial sense of relief has been pushed aside by fear, doubt, guilt and anxiety. This is going to be a convoluted journey and I'm going to need all the help I can get.

A friend told me the other day that she thinks I'm the perfect mom. I always thought the same about her. I laughed. Then I cried a little. Why is it that we're all so scared to let our warts show? We all have them. We all struggle with stuff, and very often it's the same stuff. If we weren't so scared or embarrassed to talk about it, maybe we wouldn't feel so lost and alone when things aren't going to plan.

Which brings me to the purpose of this blog. I'm an optimistic person by nature but I need help. I'm not a fan of wallowing in it, but sometimes we all need a little help to switch gears, sort through it all and find solutions. I'm going to think of this blog as my on-line mom's night out. I can't get together with the girls as often as I would like to so hopefully this will give us a chance to pull up a chair, grab a glass of calmness and let the whine out!



  1. I am with you. I may not have children, but the other 'big' ones I share in are the fears, the 'I must be superwoman' and think that I can solve all my problems. What my amazing friends have taught me - including yourself - is we are not alone. We never were.

  2. As I am reading this Michaela is screaming in time out, Sadie is barking at the same dog that has walked by at this same time for the last four years and Sparkle is tearing my slipper apart. Whine, yes; wine...needed!