Is it a Mood Disorder or ADHD in Disguise?

  • 20 February 2020
  • Kristi
Is it a Mood Disorder or ADHD in Disguise?

Several weeks ago we went to Munchkins new psychiatrist. They suggested we take a TOVA test that measures the degree of attention variant. When it came back she was 3 degrees below. He suggested a stimulant, which I was not in love with the idea. We did try it for a week, against my gut, and her side affects were so bad we discontinued. To be honest I was relieved. Our goal is to minimize our needs for medication, not increase them.

ADHD Grain & Sugar Free Focus Fudge Brownie Recipe

  • 15 February 2020
  • Kristi
ADHD Grain & Sugar Free Focus Fudge Brownie Recipe

If you have a child struggling with ADHD, Mood issues, or anxiety then this recipe is for you. In our approach to help our child, we look to adding as much holistic options as possible BEFORE we look to medications. Our daughter has been on stimulants before when she was attending private school. However, her body does not respond well to them and the side effects far out weigh the potential improvement in her focus. With that being said, I set out to create a tasty treat that would help her better better focus, stay calm, and improve her mood. 

Creating Financial Freedom regardless of your Childs Extra Needs & How to afford all the services your child needs when you are Broke?

  • 26 January 2020
  • Kristi
Creating Financial Freedom regardless of your Childs Extra Needs & How to afford all the services your child needs when you are Broke?

About 4 years I was sitting in my kitchen on a Saturday morning. I had been working on bills when I broke down in tears. I had tried for so long to try to make the ends meet and I couldn’t. I could no longer carry the burden of our financial situation by myself. Every time I would work on bills I would become depressed, frustrated, and angry. I would resent every time my husband would spend any money on even the smallest amount.

Breakthrough: My Word for 2020

  • 19 December 2019
  • Kristi

Before the start of every year, I choose a word. One word that I want to define the upcoming year. You would think selecting this word would be easy, but it is not. See, this word needs to encompass all your goals, dreams, and hope for the upcoming year. This word will become your mantra for the year. This one word will be your guiding light for how hard you'll work going forward. It has to be just right. 

My words of the past years have been; 

2016 - Breathe

3 Words to Eliminate from Your Vocabulary that Don't Help Your ADHD, SPD, ODD Child

  • 27 September 2019
  • Kristi
3 Words to Eliminate from Your Parenting Vocabulary That Trigger Meltdowns

I don't know about you, but I couldn't stand when my mother nagged me as a child. It was a constant stream of reminders of how to act, what not to do, or simply a way to suck all the fun out of being a kid - or so I thought until I became a parent. I now understand why my mother had to remind me to do something at least a thousand times. Now, with the struggles we face on a daily basis, I tread a fine line between helping my child remember and being a huge nag.

The 3Ds to Stopping any Child Meltdown Super Fast

  • 9 September 2019
  • Kristi
The 3Ds to Stopping any Child Meltdown Super Fast

When your child is in meltdown mode, seconds seem like minutes, and minutes seem like hours. It horrible. The screaming, the yelling, the kicking. As parents with a child  who constantly struggles on a daily basis these meltdowns are exhausting and so emotionally charged that it affects everyone in your home. Maybe you have tried a few things, but nothing seems to work. (That was us too). Over the last 6 years of  addressing Samantha's issues we have become very, very, very good at turning her from meltdown mania to a happy girl.

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