Youngest Daughter is Published Writer
**Proud Mom Moment**
I’m back! For real, this time, I hope! I think I was suffering a bit of blogging burnout, or I just needed a break after the rush to defend my dissertation and complete my Doctor of Education program …
So NOW, I’m rejoining the Ultimate Blog Challenge to at least blog each day for the rest of this month, and carry the momentum into August!
And I’m starting off this second half of July’s blogging with this exciting announcement: my youngest daughter, Joylynne Johnson, is now officially a published writer! So yes, I’m having a “proud mom moment” here! 🙂
Joy is a stay/work at home mom, now with three girls under the age of 5! So I have been sharing job leads with her for work she can do from home. She successfully landed a writing job with an organization called Togetherhood, who have an entire online community for parents and others who have “quirky kids” in their lives.
Their use of that term “quirky” refers “to a child who seems like a regular kid on the outside, but on the inside struggles with neurological, behavioral, or learning challenges. These are often invisible conditions such as Anxiety, Sensory Integration, Attention, and certain Spectrum disorders that can make simple things feel difficult.”
Joy’s article, which she wrote a few months ago and we JUST found it published this morning, is entitled,
Here’s her intro:
“Drinking my coffee with almond milk, as well as forgetting to switch over the wet laundry to the dryer, are probably the only two situations I despise more than the infamous unsolicited parenting advice.
People are always so quick to throw advice at you, especially the “perfect parents .” I was a perfect parent before I had kids, too. I swore I wouldn’t have a defiant kid. I swore my kids would listen, come hell or high water. I would have a kid who I could communicate with!
But alas, I have been proven wrong. I have a beautiful 4 1/2-year-old daughter with a Social Communication Disorder. Being a parent is the most complex, unique journey with a typical kid, never mind parenting a kid with endless quirks. It can be very difficult to listen to “advice,” but all I can say is — be prepared. Be prepared for anything. Here are eight different ways to either respond to or handle unsolicited advice...”
Want to find out her 8 tips? 🙂 Then click on this link to read her full article:
Please support her and leave some comments, too! 🙂 She has written at least one other article for Togetherhood, but it has not been published yet. Stay tuned, because you KNOW I’ll share another “proud mom moment” when it happens! 🙂
So What About YOU?
Do you have any “quirky” kids in your life?
Will you read Joy’s article?