All posts by Adrienne Ehlert Bashista

Adrienne Ehlert Bashista is the co-editor of and contributor to Easy to Love but Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories, and is also the author of two picture books about Russian adoption. She’s had stories, essays, and articles published in a variety of journals, both print and on-line. She is the owner of DRT Press. She was a school librarian for many years before giving it up to devote more time to the rest of her life. She chronicles her adventures raising her son, recently diagnosed with FASD in her blog, A Square Peg, a Round Hole. She also writes for the blog for Easy to Love but Hard to Raise and her writing/speaking website is adriennebashista.net. She lives in central North Carolina with her husband, two sons, two dogs, 21 chickens, and a lot of bees.

28 ways to be a more resilient parent

There’s a new book that’s just out: The Resilient Parent: Everyday Wisdom for Life with Your Exceptional Child, by Mantu Joshi. In it, Joshi, a stay-at-home dad and minister, offers short, personal essays that demonstrate how to shift our thinking […]

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Guest post: “Unattended Children Will Be Given Espresso and a Free Puppy””

I will never forget taking our first family vacation shortly after my son started taking his medication. It as just a quick weekend trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country Read More...

Guest blog: Fighting Sleep

He used to be my easiest sleeper. Even as a baby- if he was tired, he'd just fall asleep wherever he happened to be. In the stroller in the Read More...

Guest blog: A Letter to My Son’s Teacher

  Dear Teacher, I have a huge amount of appreciation by what you do. Besides being a parent, there is no other job more important or more challenging. The district Read More...

Guest post: Diagnosis: Relief or Despair?

Kim is a stay at home mom to two boys.  She came to parenthood through adoption and was a teacher and school administrator before taking the plunge to Read More...

Guest blog: His Loudest Advocate, His Biggest Fan

Today's guest blogger is Stacey, who lives in Sacramento, California. She's divorced, works in the non-profit mental health industry, and used to teach elementary school. Her story will be Read More...

Guest blog: A Mama’s got to do what a Mama’s got to do!

I am Amy Albers. I have a blended family with one 15 year old step son, a 4 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. I Read More...

Homeschooling & ADHD/Other Special Needs : What Type of Homeschooling Works Best?

If you’re reading this you’re either curious about homeschooling because you think it will help your child, actively homeschooling and looking for tips, or Googling in desperation because Read More...

Homeschooling your child with ADHD or other special needs: myths and realities

Compared to many people, I haven’t been homeschooling very long. J, my 10-year old with ADHD, learning disabilities, audio processing difficulties, developmental delays, poor short term memory, and Read More...

The Village (You are NOT alone)

There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of people who are involved in my child’s life. At the same time I think it’s really easy to feel isolated Read More...

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