anxiety, birth defect, chronic pain, coping skills, Dear 17, family, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, Mental Health, My Story, pediatric mental health, self esteem in children

Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

Dear 17, (that d@~m right hip) You laugh, but it bothers you. That’s a defense mechanism. You’ll learn more about that during college when you get your psych degree. You jokingly say, “yea, that’s my birth defect” thinking that it doesn’t have an effect on you, it does. It has more of an effect than… Continue reading Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

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….

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)

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??

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!

acne, Allergies, dairy free, food intolerances, gluten, gluten free, Nutrition, obesity, stomach pain

“Oh NO, NOT the BROWNIES” and Other Foods My Family (mostly) Aviods

"F#ck A Brownie!" Sorry(!), but, that was the initial, primal thought I had at 2:39 last night when all I wanted was a good night's sleep! Nausea. Upset stomach. Pain. Hot and Cold Flashes. Explosive.... NOT a good night's sleep. Damn my weak will power! I love brownies, but I hate can't live with the… Continue reading “Oh NO, NOT the BROWNIES” and Other Foods My Family (mostly) Aviods

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, 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.