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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….

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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 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.

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Experiment #1: Essential Oils (doTERRA Vetiver)

Hi friends! I'm so excited to share my journey with essential oils with you. I started using doTerra CPTG Essential Oils about a month ago, and I. AM. HOOKED. And calmer. More focused. More grounded. More aware. And, thankfully, less stressed. So, what have we been using so far?  The standard trio that everyone has heard of: lavender,… Continue reading Experiment #1: Essential Oils (doTERRA Vetiver)

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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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Hyperactive or just busy… Could your child have ADHD?? (v.2)

So many parents ask about ADHD and their child. Kids are busy and active, and they are supposed to be; so how do you know if they are "hyperactive" vs. "normoactive"... Read Hyperactive or just busy... and find out. Even with the struggles, I hope you to take the time to Enjoy the Journey while you are… Continue reading Hyperactive or just busy… Could your child have ADHD?? (v.2)

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Mental Health

ADHD: Why medication is so important!!

"Decades of research have shown us that kids with untreated ADHD (not to speak of anxiety, depression and other very treatable conditions) struggle just to become productive citizens." -Steven M. S. Kurtz, Ph.D, Child Mind Institute. The decision to medicate your child for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder can be a difficult one.  I have met many… Continue reading ADHD: Why medication is so important!!

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ADHD: Non-medication help…

It seems like every day I have another parent asking me if their child has ADHD (aka Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). The answer isn't an easy one, neither is the solution. I wrote a post trying to help answer this very question. If you want more information about how to know if your child's behavior may… Continue reading ADHD: Non-medication help…

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Small Dose #14- YES, We NEED to treat ADHD!!

"Children growing up with ADHD often face a higher risk for substance use disorders compared with the general population. New research shows that treatment with extended-release stimulants early in adolescence may reduce the risk of developing dependencies on cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs." -Dr. Timothy E. Wilkins, MD, Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Child Psychiatry Services, Mass.… Continue reading Small Dose #14- YES, We NEED to treat ADHD!!

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Effective Parenting… Important for all kids, but especially important for raising kids with ADHD!

Effective parenting takes time and effort, no doubt about it!! For kids with ADHD, effective parenting is a must whether these kids are medicated or not medicated. This information will be useful for all parents, not just those raising ADHD kids... Does the child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) need to be medicated?? Yes… Continue reading Effective Parenting… Important for all kids, but especially important for raising kids with ADHD!