Not Up For Debate


What happens when a teenage boy with ADHD takes up cross examination in high school debate? I’ve never seen anything like it. Here’s the next installment of the Clark Chronicles.

Guest Post: Teaching XX Versus Teaching XY


Guest post from Maria Castro, the Tough Cookie Mommy. Maria is an 8th grade teacher in New York City. Click through for “Teaching XX Versus Teaching XY” for her tough, funny take on gender differences in middle school.

I get around.


‘Round, ’round, get around, I get around, yeah. Today, I have guest posts on two sites. Click through for the links, and for goodness’ sake people, show them the love over on {a mom’s view of ADHD} and Truthfully Speaking. Thanks!

There once was a man from Nantucket.


Love limericks. Even worse than it sounds.

The Redneck Adventures of Bubba-Mon and the Quacker


So, recently my long-suffering island-boy-to-Texas-transplant husband convinced me that the perfect retreat for our family would be in a thirdhand trailer on a bug- and snake-infested piece of property five miles from Nowheresville, Texas. Yeah, for real.

Poo Poo on You.


We asked Clark to do four chores. For three of them, he had excuses. The kicker was the dog poo.

Rollercoastering


Up. Down. Down. Up. On a rollercoaster, your heart is in your throat most of the time. That is what life with teenage ADHD feels like to me. Ah, That Boy.

Confessions of a Guilt-Stricken Mom: Loving My ADHD Son


Most people describe me as a hard-charger, as she-who-knows no fear. But I am scared of something – I am scared to face my feelings about the missed opportunities to help my ADHD son Clark, and the times others have scarred (or helped) him.

The Unstoppable Force That is Clark


A short post about his life in which Clark does not remove any springs from the lawnmower.

For the love of _______!


What could possess a woman of my vanity to allow herself to look like this????

Announcing My Collaboration in {a mom’s view of ADHD}


Announcing my collaboration in “a mom’s view of ADHD.” I’m pretty fired up. Clark wants to know if this means even more people will hear about the lacrosse gloves incident, but I told him I felt certain it would not. So, maybe I lied. Oops.

Poetic Justice


Your kids only say they’ll hate you forever when you punish them for skipping school. And the universe gets the last laugh. Trust me.

Why I never get my rewrites done.


Squirrels: rats with furry tails. And smarter than a squirrel-proof bird feeder, too.

Family killing spree continues.


What kind of sick person runs over the family pet and then sends his own kids a picture?

Serial killer has moved into our neighborhood!


I believe the people have a right to know: there is a serial killer loose in our neighborhood. Hide your electronics.

I’m worn out just thinking about it.


13-hour lock-ins with 3-a-day football practices in 107-degree heat index should have turned Clark the ADHD Wonder Kid into a zoned-out zombie. They didn’t. Whaddya know.

Homicide: 22 Unnamed Victims


Authorities report their investigation into the murder of 22 fish is ongoing but would not comment on whether the case of the dead family cat has been reopened.

The Best of the Clark Chronicles: Happy 15th, Clark!


Clark the ADHD Wonder Kid somehow survived another year…happy birthday, son.

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights


Seven years ago today I made a decision that changed my life. For the better. Forever. Happy seven years to me.

The other stuff in Clark’s room besides the swimsuit magazine under his mattress.


Oh, the things you find in a 15-year old boy’s room…

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