June 13, 2017

My first vlog!!

I did my first video about Tourette Syndrome and our path to diagnosis. I posted it on Facebook because I couldn’t figure out how to upload such a big file on WordPress. Then I did some googling and it seems that it is not recommended to upload videos directly onto WordPress. So go over to my Facebook page and check it out. I plan to try to make weekly vlog posts. https://www.facebook.com/SpiritedBlessings
June 20, 2017

My second vlog!

I can’t figure out yet how to post my video directly to this site so for now go on over to Facebook and check it out https://www.facebook.com/tina.muggridgeszymczak?fref=nf&pnref=story
June 27, 2017

High School Graduation

To My Son on His Graduation I know it is cliché but it seems like only yesterday that I saw your smiling preschooler face for the first time. The moment I saw you there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that you were meant for us. You made us a family and before we knew it we were swept off our feet just trying to keep up with you. Your smile, your big blue eyes, your curiosity and friendliness were all qualities we adored in you. You started school just 3 short months after you moved in with us. Other parents cried and proclaimed how fast 4 years had gone by and I clutched your doll to my chest and […]
August 8, 2017

When I Knew I Needed Help For My Depression

“Why does your mouth smile but your eyes are sad?” asked my seven year old son as he looked into my eyes. I was so taken a back that I did not have a response before, in true seven year old fashion, he ran off to a new adventure. Me, I sat there, contemplating what he had said. I had thought I was doing a good job hiding my sadness. There were days that I felt myself going under but I fought hard to keep my head above water. The sadness was, at times, a dull ache that would not go away. At other times it came in large waves, knocking me over and incapacitating me until I found a […]
August 21, 2017

Parenting Lessons You Need to Learn From my Childhood Sexual Abuse

My newest post over at Her View From Home. Please share!!! http://herviewfromhome.com/parenting-lessons-you-need-to-learn-from-my-child-sexual-abuse-experience/ Parenting Lessons You Need to Learn from My Child Sexual Abuse Experience  
March 16, 2018

A New Normal

So where have I been the last 6 months? Good question . . . mostly at home, lol.  In September I took an online course in an attempt to gain entrance to the Master’s of Social Work program at Waterloo. The class was the last of 2 classes I needed before applying. Of course I left the two classes I didn’t want to take until the end. It was about Social Research and I just sucked at it.  It was a lot of statistical information (which I have never done well with) and concepts that I just could not get to stick in my head.  Aside from Anthropology in first semester of my first year as an undergraduate – this […]