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Getting ‘Glutened’ is Drugging My Kid! I’ve had it!! (Digestive Health Series, Part 3)

So, What does getting 'glutened' look like? A. Laziness, fatigue B. Anxious, depressed, irritable, angry C. Disoriented, unaware, spaced out, Cognitive dysfunction D. Stomach ache, migraine, joint pain E. All of the above and then some!!! Anyone that has talked with me knows this is a hot topic for me. What bothers me the most is the… Continue reading Getting ‘Glutened’ is Drugging My Kid! I’ve had it!! (Digestive Health Series, Part 3)

Mental Health, Parenting, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children, stress, terrorist and children

Children Should NOT be Exposed to Some Things…TURN THE TV OFF!!

If we have a hard time wrapping our brain around it, how the hell do you think the kids feel... TURN THE TV OFF!!!! I've worked in pediatrics and dealt with mental health patients for decades. WE NEED TO STOP THE MADNESS!!! Wake up! There is hatred! It sucks! But, we cannot change it, and… Continue reading Children Should NOT be Exposed to Some Things…TURN THE TV OFF!!

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, fibromyalgia, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, Parenting, 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, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, communicating with your kids, coping skills, Mental Health, Parenting, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children

YOU’RE WRONG!! That’s not it at all….

  The kindergartener that knows the right answer, but won't raise his hand. The 7th grader that goes to the nurse for a "bandaid" a little too often. The student with a headache before math class EVERY day. The kid that just keeps making jokes and disturbing class. The 2nd grader that STOPPED and put… Continue reading YOU’RE WRONG!! That’s not it at all….

Getting to Know You, Parenting, Uncategorized

Because I can

Tonight, like every night, I walk my path. Tired. My bed is so much closer, but I have to... Because I can. Someday, I won't be able to. Tonight, I can. He was curled up, hard to find his face, but I did. Then, to her room. I'd already been in here once. We'd already… Continue reading Because I can

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.

family, Getting to Know You, Parenting

Mom “Firsts”

Who cries when they drop their kid off for SATs?? Who does that?? (Yes, I'm raising my hand.) In my own (emotional) defense, he is taking them early, so, it's not like I dropped a high school junior off, he just finished 7th grade yesterday. (Well, it was yesterday when I started this post, summer… Continue reading Mom “Firsts”