dairy free, digestive health, family, Family time, Getting to Know You, gluten free, health & wellness, healthy eating, Nutrition

My (Kinda) Healthy Thanksgiving

Hehehe, do you like how I threw in "kinda"? We all have to live a little, right?? Our family does a pretty simple Thanksgiving, but I know some people have an all out smorgasbord. What side of the party does your family fall on? My family does the traditional turkey thing. We started getting a… Continue reading My (Kinda) Healthy Thanksgiving

anxiety, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story

Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

Dear 17, All the heartache. All the highs. All the lows. All the anxiety. All the love. All the stupidity. All the moments waiting for the phone to ring. All the butterflies when he was on his way. All the tears when he left. You would think it would lessen in 30 years… but no.… Continue reading Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

anxiety, birth defect, chronic pain, coping skills, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children

Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

Dear 17, (that d@~m right hip) You laugh, but it bothers you. That’s a defense mechanism. You’ll learn more about that during college when you get your psych degree. You jokingly say, “yea, that’s my birth defect” thinking that it doesn’t have an effect on you, it does. It has more of an effect than… Continue reading Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

ADHD, anxiety, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, Mental Health, My Story

Dear 17, (re: sleep, adhd, anxiety, Mo)

DEAR 17 (RE: Sleep. ADHD. ANXIETY. Mo.) Mo: I don’t know where or when I learned it, but I learned to just go to sleep. Me: That’s it…. That’s the problem, I didn’t. I never learned how to go to sleep. Mo: I know. I see it. I can fall asleep anywhere, anytime. It’s great.… Continue reading Dear 17, (re: sleep, adhd, anxiety, Mo)

dairy free, digestive health, family, fibromyalgia, food intolerances, gluten, gluten free, gut health, health & wellness, holistic wellness, inflammation, Nutrition, Shakeology, stomach pain

My Family’s Grocery List

I've been asked by a few followers if I would write a grocery list of gluten free foods. That's pretty much all I buy, so I thought it wouldn't be that hard for me to share my list. This is also the list I share in my challenge groups. Be sure to check back frequently, I'll be… Continue reading My Family’s Grocery List

anxiety, communicating with your kids, coping skills, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story, Parenting, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children

I do it ALL for My WHY?

What gives us PASSION, what gives us ENERGY to keep moving forward? What is your WHY??

coping skills, exercise, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, stress, weight loss

What’s Your Excuse?? Reality Maybe?

Here's my list of excuses: Congenital Hip Dysplasia Asthma Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My Kids, time I want to spend with them, and the time they just need me Work Taxiing my kids to/from wherever it is they have to be.... Care for my family, aka paying bills, cleaning, pet care, permission slips, troubleshooting printers (and f'n… Continue reading What’s Your Excuse?? Reality Maybe?

family, Family time, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story, Parenting, stress

Mommy & Daddy Need A Time Out

I'll take that Time out NOW!

family, Happy Birthday, josh, My Story, Parenting

From 6lbs to Bigger Than Me

I've always known.... someday it was going to happen.... I look up at him now.... My little 6 pound, 37 weeker. It seems like just yesterday he was obsessed with trains and his batman cape. He was a Conductor/Engineer/Superhero in the making for years. 🙂 And, now, his voice has started changing, it's so different.... Who… Continue reading From 6lbs to Bigger Than Me

anxiety, coping skills, family, family communication, Mental Health, Parenting, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children, stress

Stress…Are we setting a good example?

It changes how we act. It changes how we think. It changes our decision making. It changes how people perceive us.