MY SECRETS OF RAISING AN ADHD CHILD
ADHD in Children
**This post contains referral links and I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. THE EARLY YEARS Now that my son is 21 years old and I am 55 years old, it seems like a lifetime ago when I was struggling with him. You can read my post HERE when I first heard the doctor’s diagnosis of my son having ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Through the years, I have learned what did and didn’t work to disciplining my ADHD child. If you haven’t heard of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, you can read about this frustrating disorder HERE If your child is struggling with behavioral issues and you feel like you are grasping at …
THREE WAYS I DECREASED MY ANXIETY DURING MY WINTER FITNESS CHALLENGE AND OTHER DISCOVERIES
Random Musings
Winter Fitness Challenge Setbacks **This post contains referral links and I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. Since I started my last Fitness Challenge in September of 2018, which you can read about HERE and HERE I had a few challenges coming up in the winter that I dreaded. Challenge #1: I had bilateral carpal tunnel surgery December 7, 2018. The nerve damage in both hands was more severe than the surgeon anticipated. What was supposed to be a two recovery period ended up being 8 weeks. Challenge #2: I was now out of work …
HOW TO HAVE A SIMPLE MORNING ROUTINE
Random Musings
THE MORNING ROUTINE STARTS THE NIGHT BEFORE **This contains referral links and I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. How many mornings have you woken up exhausted from surviving the night before?  You know what you needed to do to make the morning transition go smoother, but you procrastinated – again. You want to make your morning go smoother, but you are to exhausted.  At night, all you want to do is get the kids to bed so you can go to bed yourself.   Then it all starts again the next morning.  You hit …
The One Trick I Used With A Teacher That Didn’t Believe In ADHD
ADHD in Children
**This post contains affiliate links and I may make a small commission, at no additional cost to you in the event of a  purchase.** The first time I met my son’s fifth grade teacher, I got this needle-like pain in my stomach as soon as we left the room.  Being proactive about my son’s condition, I had shared with the teacher my son was ADHD and was on medication. Imagine the ghastly look on my face when the teacher replied in a cheery voice us ADHD parents abbor:  “I don’t believe in ADHD or medicine.  She then flitted about with the other parents and children in the room and left me standing with my mouth open. Strike One. I literally froze.  I …
Our Fitness Winter Weather Tracking Challenge
Random Musings
***This post contains affiliate links and I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you! I’m Gonna Pump You Up! In October, Gina, my fitness buddy, was seeing more results than I was and you can read about that in the post listed  HERE.  This post also lists the changes I had made in hopes of not only seeing results, but to also help with how I was feeling. By November, Gina was increasing her protein intake and I was FINALLY seeing results on the scale by following the anti-inflammatory diet my doctor had put me on by Dr. Weil.  Dr. Weil’s …
The Sunshine Blogger Award
Random Musings
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/766667536543503382/ What Is “The Sunshine Blogger Award”? Blogging is hard work.  Much harder to get off the ground than I had projected.  Still having so much to learn I get extremely frustrated with myself and feel like quitting.  Yet, I choose to keep going. Why?  This is where my passion lies – in sharing my experiences with others in order to bring them hope. The Sunshine Blogger Award is a nomination from a fellow blogger that believes in you and what you have to say.  The award brings exactly what is is called – sunshine to a fellow blogger.  To make …