Or maybe wonder why you thought becoming a parent was a good idea?
Or are convinced that one of these days those kids are actually going to break your brain?
You’re in good company.
I’m Jen Merrill, and you have found Laughing at Chaos, where wildly different is perfectly normal. I ramble on giftedness and twice-exceptionalities; on the joys and frustrations of homeschooling; on the eternal quest for life balance; on raising boys; on the uber-silliness that is life, the universe, and everything. I try to find the silver lining, to laugh to keep from screaming, to share the stories of my crazy life so that others know they’re not alone in their crazy lives. Being a gifted woman in the throes of midlife has simply added to the crazy, but at least it’s given me more to write about, as the boys are less keen on me sharing their stories.
In 2012 I became a real-life published writer. If This is a Gift, Can I Send It Back?: Surviving in the Land of the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional has received strong and heartfelt reviews, and was proof that hard work + duct taping the children to the garage = a piece of writing of which to be proud. My second book, on self-care and the needs of parents as they raise these amazing children, will be released as soon as I finish writing it; the boys have figured out how to get out from under the duct tape. I think they’re in cahoots with the dog.
You can contact me at laughingatchaos AT gmail DOT com. Or follow me on Twitter. Or join the fun at the Laughing at Chaos Facebook page. Or read and comment on every post here. Go ahead. You have nothing else to do, right?
Unsolicited offers to guest post will be ignored, and likely mocked, especially if they have NOTHING to do with giftedness or homeschooling or gifted women in midlife who have no fucks left to give. Unless you’re offering to send me wine or a whiskey of the month subscription. Then we could probably parlay.
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