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WTF is a Mom to do….

There were assignments that had to be done. There was a long weekend at the beach. There was a family day when the GF food options just weren't the most tempting. That's where my life as a Mom begins.... over and over and over and fucking over again! (sigh) Welcome to the world of WHAT.… Continue reading WTF is a Mom to do….

Allergies, anxiety, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, casomorphin, constipation, dairy free, digestive health, fibromyalgia, food allergies, food intolerances, gluten, gluten free, gluteomorphin, gut health, health & wellness, holistic wellness, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, Mental Health, My Story, Nutrition, obesity, Parenting, pediatric mental health, sinus issues, stomach pain

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 angers me the most is… Continue reading Getting ‘Glutened’ is Drugging My Kid! I’ve had it!! (Digestive Health Series, Part 3)

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Digestive Health Lesson #2 – It all Starts with Inflammation

Dr. Tanya Edwards, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine (Cleveland), wrote that inflammation is now recognized as the underlying basis of a significant number of diseases.

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!!

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I do it ALL for My WHY?

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

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….

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

anxiety, communicating with your kids, death, family communication, Family time, pediatric mental health

What to tell the kids when Grandpa is sick… and isn’t going to get better

Keeping kids informed helps them understand what is going on. Kids know when things aren't quite right in the family. So, keeping important information from them can actually be more harmful than protective. So, what do you tell your little one when Grandpa is sick? You tell them the truth, on their level, of course.… Continue reading What to tell the kids when Grandpa is sick… and isn’t going to get better

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

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Anxiety in children and teens….could it be their environment?

Can children suffer from anxiety? YES, absolutely! Can it interfere with everyday life and their overall well being? Again, YES, absolutely!!! Do they tell us they are anxious?? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Children and teens are not able to recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety. Most children are not mature enough to verbalize these unknown, uncontrollable and… Continue reading Anxiety in children and teens….could it be their environment?