Boy oh boy were has the year gone? I mean really, we are past the halfway mark. Time to start my Christmas shopping!! Yes, I am one of those crazy people!
Do you guys really want to know my whisking thoughts? This month is kind of something that has occupied some space in my heart and mind for years. The topic is the acceptance of mental health disorders and issues.
I remember when I was younger my family was at this big picnic at a park. A friend an I went down to the lake to feed the ducks (back in the day it wasn’t frowned upon). While we were down there a man was there. I guess you can say I have always had a friendly deminer to everyone and I said hi to this stranger.
Even though I was young there was just something off about the man’s appearance. That’s when the memory gets fuzzy, I don’t know what was said but the guys started coming after my friend and I. I screamed and a family friend can to our rescue. They told the guy to back off then escorted me and my friend back to the party.
Still to this day, I don’t think the guy was going hurt us, I just think he had a hard time communicating; however, I was scared of that man. As I got older, I heard many of these stories from friends, current stories and past stories, the common factor is the person telling the story ran because they were scared.
It wasn’t until my daughter was 4, the first time she threatened suicide and bashed her face so hard into the wall she gave herself a bloody nose, that I started viewing mental healthy a bit differently.
They say early intervention is the key to helping anyone with mental health issues or even neurodiversity’s, however, it is not always the easiest thing to get evaluated or get help for.
I fought so hard for my daughter to get evaluated that they gave me the referral then a few months later dismissed her as a patient from the practice. Honestly, I think that was best for everyone involved. Why would a parent what their kids’ part of a pediatric practice that doesn’t take parental concerns seriously?
Then there is the whole school thing after her diagnosis. Not to mention the friends we lost and the family members who refuse to educate themselves and normalizing things like one day she will just outgrow it. If you are new around here it meaning autism.
I took a long swim in my own ignorance. What I learned is I was totally misinformed of everything concerning mental health. People that are diagnosed aren’t violent, strange, or disturbed people. They may think differently and be slightly socially awkward, but they are brilliant, funny, and some of the most kind-hearted people I have met.
Yes, there are bad seeds mixed in there, but really there are bad seeds mixed everywhere.
Most of them are well-guarded thanks to views of society. Many don’t speak out in fear they will be judged and thought less of. Parents after long figure why bother finding friends and setting up play dates because they will just get scared and run away or cancel last minute via text and never reschedule.
Guys! Somethings got to change, somethings got to give if we want a better society. These kids don’t deserve to be ignored. They don’t deserve to be treated than less than they really are. Their brains are so incredibly wired they can teach us so much. But! First, we have to give them a chance, give them what they need to thrive and succeed, life is too short for anything else.
Well, now you know what’s been eating me up here are the high lights for June and a sneak peek of what’s to come.
Last Month High Lights/Changes: Updates Updates Updated!! Plus to make things easier I am using a new plugin called Ultimate Blocks! It is loaded with things to make navigating the post so much easier!
I am also trying to share with you more of what I use to simplify my life or products that have been game changers for me especially with limited storage and the fact the closest grocery store in 20 minutes away!
- Christmas Feast Sides
- What 2019 Has Taught Me
- 18 Christmas Dinners
- 25 Days of Christmas Books
- 70 Christmas Cookie Recipes
Life Scrambles Currently: The Garden is doing amazing! I spend a lot of time weeding, fertilizing, watering and giving it all the love it needs to thrive.
Watching: At the moment while I am locked in my room getting work done it is “Bloodline” on Netflix and “Dead to Me” on Netflix
Reading: Summertime Reading Challenge is underway to join in all the fun and enter for a chance to win a fun book bundle for your kiddos!
Whats been sitting on my night stand? Check out June’s Lit List Here
Hooked On Eating/Seasoning: Grilling and using my new smoker a lot!! More summertime recipes to come in the years ahead!! Lots of testing right now!
Working On: Now if I told you that, what fun would that leave for me?
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Excited For: Being new in town I am excited to see what this town has to offer over the summer! The winter activities were great, and so far they have yet to disappoint!
Bloggers That Inspire: Kerri from Kerri on the Rocks
Okay, guys, this may be a bit bias, because I have known Kerri for years… I mean before blogging was even a thing people did and shared about it. I mean when the SNL song On a Boat was cool!!
However, she has come so far and if you want a true story of someone who had to work their way up, someone who knows what it is like to struggle and feel like they have hit rock bottom and has risen to the challenge. Someone who has grown from everything they have been through and can give REAL “been there done that” advice on finance and funny motherhood moments just click right here.
- The last month of Back to School Readiness. You guys don’t want to miss these tips, tricks, lists, printouts, everything you need to have a less stressful school year is in this 9-week series.
- Get Your Shit Together this month is all about ways to cut back on your bills to make ends meet and the pros and cons to each one.
- Lit List for Mom and Kiddos
- Crave-Worthy a list of ingredients that have changed the game this year.
- and of course recipes!!
So there you have it the good the bad and the ugly. As always you can keep up this crazy thing called my life by following @messycuttingboard (for recipes), @mcb_lifescrambles(for life) @littlelulusbookclub (for book lovers) on Instagram.
Thank you for all your love and support! Have a great month!