It’s been a long time since I gave you guys an update on my son who is now nine-years-old and is filled with a zest for life that is contagious. That little boy has taught me many things about life. The last time I posted an update, we knew he had ADHD. His pediatrician diagnosed him with the disorder when he was only a few years old.. She saw him grow...

Disclosure: This sponsored post is brought to you buy Classroom Direct. They provided me with a backpack full of supplies to donate to someone in need in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own, as are all photos within this post. No other monetary compensation was given. Ever since my husband and I got together, we’ve noticed...

I’ve talked about my son and his behavioral issues on this site in the past, as well as his struggle with ADHD. We tried a couple of medications in the past that helped him for awhile but then eventually made him depressed and a shadow of his former self. As a mom, it was disheartening to see. He had no idea why he was feeling and acting the way he did, so as his mother, I made the decision to take him off the pills he was on. Just over a month ago I met with his pediatrician to go over some Autism paperwork because numerous...

Disclosure: “I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” The relationship that exists between mothers and daughters is unlike any other. It has many unique moments, memories, and yes, even challenges along the way. The relationship dynamic can be even trickier when your daughter is in those tween-age years. What can be even more difficult is when some people dismiss certain behaviors as “typical tween girl behavior”...

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If you follow a lot of the mom sites out there, you may have noticed the firestorm surrounding things moms do that make them bad mothers, like vaccinating our children, choosing to get our son’s circumcised, etc. There are many mothers out there that LOVE to criticize other mothers because they think they are the “perfect” parent...

Today is my son’s 6th birthday. And like every other year, I find myself feeling nostalgic and missing the little baby he once was. I miss the way he smelled after a tubby. And the way his diaper sounded when he crawled across the floor. And I also miss his “Sweet Sweet Boy” when he would snuggle right into our shoulders when we call him that. But...

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by FlightPath for PowerMyLearning. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own or my five-year-old son’s.  When my son graduated kindergarten this past year, I was understandably worried about first grade because I was unsure of how he’d do following an entire summer...

Yesterday was an emotional day for me because my youngest graduated kindergarten. It seems like just yesterday when I brought him home from the hospital, but in truth, it’s been almost six years. Time has flown by far too quickly and when I’m not careful, the reality of that sneaks up on me and makes me cry. I wish I could stop my children from getting any older. I wish I could keep them my babies forever, but I can’t. I have to let them grow up, as much as it hurts me to do so. I have to let them spread their...

Awhile back I cut all Red #40 out of Blake’s diet as an experiment to see if it would improve his behavioral issues any. I’d heard from several people I know, as well as my family, that it can cause behavioral issues in children, and once eliminated from their diet, vast improvements would be seen. The results with Blake were quite astounding for not only me, but my parents as well. My son didn’t turn into an angel but he became easier to tolerate and his meltdowns decreased dramatically and he seemed to have more...