Hey Dawn! I have three kids (ages 6, 4, and 1) and am scared to death to get pregnant again! Seriously.... SCARED! Like, I'd rather give an alligator a root canal than have another baby! Have you ever felt that way?
Thanks to a healthy dose of pregnancy amnesia, no. I am a little scared of teenagers though.
So any more details about the launch party yet??
Yep, yep, yep! It's at the Book Stall in Winnetka on April 4th at 2:00! You're all invited!!!
My son is 11 and his pediatrician just recently suggested that he might have ADHD... he derived this after a 5 minute consultation in his office when we were there for a physical and every question he asked my son was followed by "huh?" He gave me a booklet, told me to consider it, and to come back next month for a consultation and to start meds. I did read the book and he matches about 75% of the signs/symptoms. Now I am torn between is he just a completely normal 11-year-old boy who is goofy, forgetful, and sometimes hyper -OR- is this a side effect of his meds (he takes Lamictal for absence seizures) - OR- did the Dr. REALLY notice something in those 5 minutes that I have been missing all along!?
I'm sorry, what was the question? I was distracted for a moment there.
Just kidding. I couldn't resist. Although your pediatrician may have seen some symptoms that suggest ADHD, I don't think most pediatricians are really trained in this area and no doctor can accurately diagnose your child with ADHD simply from a 5 minute observation. Jackson's pediatrician suggested the possibility to me at a regular visit when he was jumping off the table and running around the room being crazy. However, he had multiple visits to a psychologist and several tests filled out by him, me, his pediatrician, and his teacher before he was diagnosed.
I would not jump into medication until doing some further research. Perhaps medication would be helpful. Maybe not. I just personally don't think you should make that decision based on a pediatrician's hunch.
Were you ever worried about posting your kids pictures/names on the internet with all the creepy people that can lurk? I've looked to see if anyone else has asked that, but cannot find anything. I've seen interviews with families like Jon & Kate Plus 8 and they talk about being worried in crowds because so many people know their kids' names/faces.
Sure, that's always a concern, but I'm not going to live in fear. (And I avoid taking my kids out in public!)
As an aside, how do you cross out words in your post titles and text?
I guess I haven't answered this one for a while. I do it like this -
If I want to write: My kids always
I would write it like this: My kids always <> behave < / del > do interesting things.
Just don't put the spaces between these < > and the "d e l".
So, I've been wondering this for a while now. Why isn't one of your kids (or all of your kids) on the cover of the book? Considering your book is based on your kids.
The author doesn't pick out the book cover. The publisher comes up with ideas and shows them around to the book buyers. And they don't just randomly pick pictures, fonts and colors either. It's a whole process. They take a lot of things into consideration including what other titles are going to be on the shelf next to your book. I personally like the way it turned out even if isn't one of my kids on the cover. All 6 of the kids are on the back cover though! :)
when will the book be available on amazon?
It's available now on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Borders.com. It won't ship until the first week of April, but you can order it now.
We have four kids but they're fairly close together in age, and although I'm part of a large extended family, we don't get invited round much! I think I only notice because my brother and his wife have two perfectly behaved girls and are always getting invited to go away for weekends with other family members and things like that. I try not to dwell on it too much - we made a decision to have a larger family and I'm happy with that, but sometimes it bugs me. Do you ever struggle with that too?
I'll let you in on my secret. Here's what you do - hang out with people who have more kids than you do! Voila! Suddenly, your family will look small and quiet in comparison.
Is there a way to search your blog? Once upon a time, I think you linked to kids medical ID bracelets. I can't find that..but maybe it wasn't you...hmmmm
I wrote about SafetyTats a while back HERE. Maybe that's what you're thinking of? Those things are awesome!!!
Did you pick winners for the goat milk soap? Did I miss it?
You can follow my auction for the first, signed copy of my book HERE.
And now, let's hear it for our musical guest, Dean Martin!!! (Yes, I have eclectic taste in music.)