Sometimes the Best You Can Do is Un-Learn to Move Forward

  • 6 March 2018
  • Kristi
Sometime you have to unlearn what you thought you knew before you can learn to move forward

Albert Einstein said it best, "The definition of insanity is repeating the same behaviors and expecting a different outcome." Yet, all too often we do this. Why? Frankly, I believe it's because we get stuck in our frame of mind. Our whole lives is a learning process. Each encounter and experience help shape our opinions, expectations, and understanding of a situations. All this "knowledge" helps us connect the dots in life; right?

Well, sort of.

Dietary Supplements for Better Focus, Attention, Sleep, & Mood

  • 16 January 2018
  • Kristi
Dietary Supplements for Better Focus, Attention, Sleep, & Mood

I would love to say that our kids eat enough variety of foods to get all the nutrients their bodies need. However, most kids (and adults) do not. Those missing nutrients are vital to our well being. In our experience, adding a handful of supplements throughout the day has had positive impact on our daughter's ability to focus, provided better moods, improved her sleep, and helped make our days happier.

Natural Stimulants for ADHD

  • 3 January 2018
  • Kristi
Natural Stimulants for ADHD Management

Over the years, we have used a variety of items to help Munchkin work with her ADHD, as well as, what I use daily to keep my brain in rhythm. For a time, while Samantha attended school she was on a prescribed stimulant. We found that it was effective to help with focus, however, the "rebound" effects were very negative.  

My Word for the 2018 New Year

  • 2 January 2018
  • Kristi
My Word for the 2018 New Year

Every year I pick one word that I want to reflect the upcoming year's focus. Last year for 2017 I chose Breathe (and I needed to do that a lot). This year it took me almost 3 weeks to decide the word I wanted to sum up my hopes for the upcoming New Year. After much consideration, my word for the 2018 New Year is SHARE.

It is my goal to SHARE more . . .

7 Ways to Ensure a Fun Disney Vacation with a Special Needs Child

  • 30 October 2017
  • Kristi
7 Ways to Ensure a Fun Disney Vacation with a Special Needs Child

This fall my family was blessed to have an opportunity to take a BIG family vacation to the "Happiest Place on Earth", Disney World. We were meeting my parents and my brother with his family for 7 days of pure family fun.

As myself and my husband are not new to Disney World, we already knew what to expect. However, this was the first real, get on a plane, stay in a hotel, vacation for our daughter. Here's what we did and what I learned to ensure everyone has a great time. 

Are You Asking or Are You Demanding?

  • 19 October 2017
  • Kristi
Are You Asking or Are You Demanding? How you Talk to your children can make all the difference

In my experience how you ask for something is just as important as what you ask for. Often times we take on a demanding tone with our children versus an asking tone with other adults. Why? In this quick video I share several examples of the difference and how I believe it changes the responses we receive from our children while creating an more calm environment. It has also been in my experience that many frustrations can be avoided simply by being a more effective communicator.

Ally's Attic Radio Show Book Release Interview 10-18-2017

  • 18 October 2017
  • Kristi
Indepth Interview on my new book, the process, why Parents with Special Needs kids need it

I was delighted to be a returning guest on the Ally's Attic Radio Show last week to talk about my new book. Often times I am asked if I wanted to be an author. The answer: NO. I never did. But I was called to write this book. I know what it's like to feel like your home is in free fall every single day. Your child is angry, depressed, throwing tantrums, screaming, fighting, panicking. It's awful. It's lonely.

The BOOK is Now Available!

  • 11 October 2017
  • Kristi

Over two years ago, God called me to write this book. Often I wondered, why me? I never had a desire to become an author. I was a poor grammarian in school, and it's still not my thing. Maybe because He knows I am loud, or not afraid to share our story. There is a teacher in me, and the desire to help whoever I can. 

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