digestive health, food allergies, food intolerances, gluten, gluten free, gut health, health & wellness, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, Mental Health, My Story, Nutrition, obesity, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children, stress, weight loss

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….

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??

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, doTERRA, Essential Oils, health & wellness, Mental Health, pediatric mental health, Vetiver

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)

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

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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)

Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children

Playtime is SO important!

Few things are more important in a child's world than PLAY!  I read an article today that I want to share with as many people as I possibly can. This article discusses how terribly important play is to our children and to our society as a whole. Please take the time to read "Give childhood… Continue reading Playtime is SO important!

Family time, Getting to Know You, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children, Small Doses

Small Dose #15 – Family Time is PRICELESS!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Time spent together is one of the most valuable lessons you can teach your children! Children want nothing more than to be with their family and to be accepted! Family time increases self esteem, and makes for happy kids! No Doubt about it!! Here's hoping that this Thanksgiving is a good one for you and… Continue reading Small Dose #15 – Family Time is PRICELESS!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

coping skills, Mental Health, Parenting, Time Change

Hey kids, that extra hour was supposed to be for sleep…

Yay, an extra hour of sleep!! Well, that is unless you have kids (or pets) that are on a schedule and can't tell time. Most of us are thrilled to have an extra hour of sleep when Daylight Saving comes to an end and we "Fall Back." I learned early along my parenting journey that the… Continue reading Hey kids, that extra hour was supposed to be for sleep…