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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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, illness

8 Things That People Say That Make Me Not Want to Talk About My Miscarriages

Almost 3 weeks ago, I had a miscarriage. Miscarriage number seven. Seven babies that I'll never meet. Seven babies that I held in my heart, but I'll never hold in my arms. This time, I didn't want to talk about it. If you've read my blog you know I'm pretty open about the stuff I deal… Continue reading 8 Things That People Say That Make Me Not Want to Talk About My Miscarriages

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Thyroid Disease: Is This Butterfly-shaped Organ Messing Up Your Life?

Unless you have thyroid disease, you're probably not familiar with it. And even if you have heard of it, you probably think it causes weight gain and is easily fixed by a small pill. There are a few --very few-- people who are able to fix thyroid disease by only taking a pill. But unfortunately,… Continue reading Thyroid Disease: Is This Butterfly-shaped Organ Messing Up Your Life?

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I Am Not a Hoarder: How Living with a Chronic Illness Differs from Hoarding

When I was very sick in 2010, I was misdiagnosed with hoarding. I rejected the diagnosis then, and I reject the diagnosis now. Although I did have anxiety about getting rid of things that were important to me (like the perfume that my grandmother wore --she died in 1993-- or the single doll I saved… Continue reading I Am Not a Hoarder: How Living with a Chronic Illness Differs from Hoarding

ADHD, illness, parenthood

Confessions of a Horrible Housewife, Episode 2

Today is the last day to enter our drawing for a couple's pass to the OCEANetwork Homeschool Conference in Portland Oregon on June 23-24, 2017! Click the link and follow the directions to join!   Confessions of a Horrible Housewife, Episode 2: Very few things as a homemaker have caused me as much shame as… Continue reading Confessions of a Horrible Housewife, Episode 2

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11 Ways to Help Your Friend or Family with Food Allergies

Don't forget to enter our giveaway for a couples pass to the OCEANetwork Homeschool Conference in Portland, Oregon on June 23-24, 2017! Click the link below: 1. Just believe us. Don’t make us explain every detail to prove to you that it is true. Don't ask to see lab work to prove it's true. Don’t… Continue reading 11 Ways to Help Your Friend or Family with Food Allergies

ADHD, illness

Confessions of a Horrible Housewife, Episode 1

I don't do laundry. Well, that's not exactly true. I wash things. But how I do laundry wouldn't count as doing laundry in a lot of people's books. I don't sort. Like ever. Unless it's really really expensive or special. Or colored red and brand new. Otherwise, everything gets washed together. And I gave up… Continue reading Confessions of a Horrible Housewife, Episode 1

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To The Friends and Family Who Are Angry at Me

Humans are weird. So weird, in fact, that sometimes I wonder if I'm from the same species. Maybe I'm actually an alien. Maybe everyone else is alien. Probably not, but sometimes people make me wonder. Humans treat each other horribly. And today's post comes from a place of hurt from being repeatedly mistreated by people… Continue reading To The Friends and Family Who Are Angry at Me

ADHD, gluten-free, illness

Why Is Gluten a Problem? Could It Be a Problem for You? Or for Your Child?

I sat down yesterday and watched an awesome documentary. It was actually the second time I had watched it, but the first time doesn’t count because I had insomnia at 2 am and watched it until I fell asleep. I catnapped through the whole thing so I didn’t retain much. I came away thinking “I… Continue reading Why Is Gluten a Problem? Could It Be a Problem for You? Or for Your Child?