When the Floor Dropped Out – We Learned to Climb Together

*******Time for chapter 4 in my beautiful daughter’s story of growth and success beyond Struggles with Mental Health.  If you missed chapter 1, 2, & 3, click the links below to read how our journey began. ****** She’s Struggling! What Do We Do? Our Experience with Brain Balance To Medicate or Not? The Great ADHD … Continue reading When the Floor Dropped Out – We Learned to Climb Together

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To the Mom with the Struggling Child – I See You

The most challenging part of motherhood to date is watching my child struggle. I am not referring to minor frustrations and difficulties, but challenges that permeate all areas of life. For our family, the struggle includes a long list of mental health challenges that cause issues at school and home. We lived on a roller … Continue reading To the Mom with the Struggling Child – I See You

Why We Need the Family Job Chart

Five people live in our beautiful house. Five people and all of their stuff fill every corner of our beautiful house. Five people also wear clothes, use dishes, take showers, and brush their teeth in this beautiful house. Because five people contribute to the clutter and mess, five people should participate in keeping the house … Continue reading Why We Need the Family Job Chart

How to Keep your Sanity in the Land of Picky Eaters

We have three children with very different tastes, attitudes, and opinions on food. I am the one and only mom who plans, shops for, and cooks all the meals in our house. We also have one Daddy who eats what I make no matter what and gives his opinion on the meal when asked. Much … Continue reading How to Keep your Sanity in the Land of Picky Eaters

To Medicate or Not? The Great ADHD Debate

***Time for chapter 3 in my beautiful daughter’s story of growth and success beyond ADHD and Anxiety.  If you missed chapter 1 & 2, click the links below to read how our journey began. She’s Struggling! What Do We Do? Our Experience with Brain Balance As we started our second year at our new school, … Continue reading To Medicate or Not? The Great ADHD Debate

Navigating Screen Time Limits in the Real World

How many parents have a love/hate relationship with screen time? Are the hands flying into the air? I know mine is! We live in a technology filled world. Technology makes our lives easier in so many ways; information, entertainment, convenience. Technology has a dark side as well, from less than stellar content, to cyber bullies … Continue reading Navigating Screen Time Limits in the Real World

Why is Potty Training so HARD?

Potty training is my least favorite parenting task.  I am now amidst my third time doing it and it has not gotten any less dreadful. Why is it so HARD? Why haven’t I come up with some magic strategy by the third time around? These questions run through my mind as I am trying to … Continue reading Why is Potty Training so HARD?

For the Love of Uniforms

My children attend a Montessori charter school in Madison Heights, Michigan.  There are a million reasons I love this school, one of them being the children wear uniforms.  Though my 12 year old fashionista will explain to you how wearing uniforms is stunting her creative spirit, I know it saves us precious time and energy … Continue reading For the Love of Uniforms