ADHD, illness

Could Mold Be the Root Cause of Your Physical or Mental Illness?

I was unintentionally exposed to mold this last week. Here were my symptoms within an hour of mold exposure: Headaches Irritability (way more than normal) Restlessness Anger outbursts Crying (more than normal) Joints stiff and cracking Muscle spasms and aches Vaginal bleeding Rectal bleeding Brain fog was back Upset stomach Trouble falling asleep (the supplement… Continue reading Could Mold Be the Root Cause of Your Physical or Mental Illness?

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faith, marriage

Advice for Husbands (from My Husband)

Today is our 17th anniversary. In honor of our anniversary, I am offering advice to husbands by way of a mini interview with husband Scott. I am the writer; he is not, so I am writing what he has told me. He approved it before publication. A few months back my husband gave some advice… Continue reading Advice for Husbands (from My Husband)

ADHD, children, homeschooling

Determination Is Not the Key to Your Child’s Success

Every few months, a new post or video will emerge on social media and be mass-shared by homeschool moms across the country and the world --usually citing research (or just opinions) about the key to your child’s success. They usually involve something like determination, grit, not giving up, or stick-to-itiveness. All variations on the same… Continue reading Determination Is Not the Key to Your Child’s Success

faith, video

Prayermapping: A Multisensory, Creative Approach to Prayer

Prayermapping is a cross between a prayer, a mindmap, and a brain dump. If those last two words don’t mean anything to you, don’t worry: I will explain it in the video (and you can follow the link above to see a video about making a brain dump). This is a fun way to pray… Continue reading Prayermapping: A Multisensory, Creative Approach to Prayer

ADHD, homeschooling

Start Here to Learn More About Homeschooling an ADHD Child

Knowledge is power, and an informed parent has the power to better help their child. ---Sarah Forbes If you are reading this, you probably fit into one of the following four categories: 1. You just learned that your homeschooled child has ADHD 2.You just chose to bring your ADHD child home for school 3.You have… Continue reading Start Here to Learn More About Homeschooling an ADHD Child

children, faith, parenthood

6 Reasons I Don’t Let My Children Work Problems Out on Their Own

I was a young mom with a toddler and a preschooler --the youngest of all the moms in the group-- and a few of the older moms in the group ruled the roost. They instructed the rest of us that when our very young children went outside to play, we were not allowed to check… Continue reading 6 Reasons I Don’t Let My Children Work Problems Out on Their Own

faith

Is Passive-Aggressive Behavior Hurting Your Christian Walk?

Passive-aggressive behavior takes on many forms but can generally be described as a non-verbal aggression that manifests itself in negative behavior. It occurs when you express your negative emotions indirectly, instead of addressing them assertively. It is manifested when you are angry with someone but you do not or cannot tell them so. Instead of… Continue reading Is Passive-Aggressive Behavior Hurting Your Christian Walk?

ADHD, art, children, homeschooling, illness

Art Therapy: A Simple Method to Deal with Stress

If you have ADHD, anxiety, adrenal problems or if you are basically living and breathing, you probably deal with stress and difficulties processing that stress. This can be especially true for people who don't have neurotypical brains because our brains are already a little off and prone to misfiling information. Many anxieties (for example, phobias)… Continue reading Art Therapy: A Simple Method to Deal with Stress

faith, marriage

Loving an Imperfect Husband

I have talked quite a bit about our husbands in the past --from the myth that somewhere out there is a perfect husband to what to do if your husband is not walking with the Lord or is unsaved to why I stopped criticizing my husband. Yesterday, a friend and I had a long talk… Continue reading Loving an Imperfect Husband

children, parenthood

I Burned the Babywise Book

Yes. I actually did. I burned the Babywise book. 15 years ago an adorable little boy was born with a full head of jet-black hair and deep-set dimples. I wanted nothing more than to be a mom, and I was so happy to finally hold my baby. But, something wasn't right --or at least not… Continue reading I Burned the Babywise Book