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

Allergies, Colds (URIs), doTERRA, doterra lavender, doterra lemon, doterra peppermint, Essential Oils, sinus issues, Uncategorized

Experiment #2: Mo’s sinus issues (doTerra trio of relief)

What kind of relief can essential oils provide for sinuses? I'll be letting you know soon. I'm pleasantly surprised with the results we are seeing in just a few days. We've started using lavender, lemon and peppermint to help with sinus relief. My husband has some of the worse sinus problems I've seen. He's tried everything… Continue reading Experiment #2: Mo’s sinus issues (doTerra trio of relief)

anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, coping skills, Mental Health, Parenting, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children, Uncategorized

Write his teacher a letter… A lesson I wish I learned sooner

It was so well received, I knew I should have done it sooner.... Oh, well... We all live and learn. Letting your child's teacher know what to expect when you have a child with challenges like ADHD, Anxiety, learning disabilities, Depression, etc. can make such a difference in your child's school year. Don't hesitate to… Continue reading Write his teacher a letter… A lesson I wish I learned sooner

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“Spring Forward” without meltdowns…. Help your child adjust to the Time Change

I learned early along my parenting journey that the time change can wreak havoc on a child with a good schedule. Check out "Spring Forward" without meltdowns.... Help your child adjust to the Time Change. Enjoy the Journey! 🙂

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Today We Remember: Never Forget

Today, September 11,  is one that will always be marked in the minds of Americans. The lives of thousands of innocent people were lost. Please spend time to remember those lost and the family members left behind. Families lost mothers, fathers, grandparents, children, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Although there is much sorrow attached to this date, there are ways to… Continue reading Today We Remember: Never Forget

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Helping Children Deal with Stressful Situations

After the recent tragedy in Boston, I thought it might be a good idea to repost this.... Prayers for those families affected by this horrific act.

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Helping Children Deal with Stressful Situations

In the aftermath of recent events, I felt it important to revisit some of the specifics about helping children deal with stress and disaster. I hope you are trying to shelter your children from the recent tragedy that is all over the news! Children do not need to see or hear about other children being… Continue reading Helping Children Deal with Stressful Situations

anxiety, Child Safety, coping skills, Mental Health, Parenting, Uncategorized

Helping Children Deal with Disaster

With all of the news coverage of Hurricane Sandy, aka "Frankenstorm" I thought I should write a post about helping children deal with natural disasters. So, how can you help your child go through a stressful event and minimize worry and concern? The most important thing to do is stay calm. Children look to the… Continue reading Helping Children Deal with Disaster

coping skills, Family time, Getting to Know You, gift idea, self esteem in children, Uncategorized

One way to make ’em smile… Pets!

I have to tell you about the latest additions to our family! We brought home 2 little kittens today!! Drew and Josh are so excited! They chased the babies around the house for the first hour; until they realized that it would work better to sit and let the babies come to them. Initially, we… Continue reading One way to make ’em smile… Pets!

Child Safety, Parenting, Uncategorized

Summer Safety Rule #1 – Always, Always, Always keep an eye on kids around water!!

The story is always the same - "I only looked away for a second..." and the end of the story is complete tragedy. I couldn't write a better post myself about how important Water Safety is for children, so I am sharing a post from Confessions of a Dr. Mom. NO ONE wants to live… Continue reading Summer Safety Rule #1 – Always, Always, Always keep an eye on kids around water!!