7 ways to help your child from trial to triumph

7 Tips for Helping Your Child Through Trial to Triumph

Getting kids through the tough times. So how can we as parents help our kids navigate times of trial to get to triumph? Find this parenting help here.

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Five Life-Changing Concepts for Parenting ADHD Part 3

It is important that we help arm the people in our child’s world with the appropriate insights, strategies, and skills to understand and appreciate them!

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Five Life-Changing Concepts in Parenting ADHD–Part 2

And in this 3-part blog series, I’d like to shed some practical light and helpful perspectives on understanding and parenting your child with ADHD

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Five Life-Changing Concepts in Parenting ADHD

October is ADHD Awareness Month. I can’t help but stop and help raise much-needed awareness for something many families are battling and desperately needing support and resources to walk the course. Our own family has been affected by this diagnosis. It’s not just the individual’s issue. It affects the whole family. To follow our journey with ADHD and SPD, check …

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Looking For Hugs From Heaven: Bennett’s Journey Continued- Craniosynostosis Awareness Month 2019

Looking For Hugs From Heaven: Bennett’s Journey Continued- Craniosynostosis Awareness Month

Craniosynostosis Awareness Month & Bennett’s Continued Journey This month is Craniosynostosis Awareness Month. I find it fitting to, once again, pause to help spread the word and help other parents become informed. I also find it a bit ironic that we are currently dealing with the diagnosis of craniosynostosis that affected our lives four years ago, when our little one …

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From “No” to In-the-Know—Tweens, Teens, & Technology

I’d like to offer some encouragement on how you and your family might tackle these technology issues to reduce the stress and tension, and instead use technology and communication to enhance your family togetherness.

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Back-To-School Blues Part 2

Back-to-school can mean something significant for both children and parents. The start of school is similar to what many face with the start of a new year…a time to refocus and restart. Part 1 of this 2-part blog series on Back-to-School Blues talked about some of the issues children may face. But now let’s talk about what you might experience …

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Back to school issues parents and kids face, depression, school blues, anxiety

It’s back to school time! And oh, the myriad of emotions that can surge! You might feel a sense of awakening and excitement with the opportunity of what I call the “Mom’s New Year!” Yes, this season kind of brings about what for many is like New Year’s and New Year’s Resolutions. It is a beginning, a new chapter, new …

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Advocating for Child's Needs

Tips to Successfully Advocate for Your Child’s Learning Needs

The journey of special needs, invisible disabilities, and understanding your child’s unique learning needs can be a struggle. Not long ago, I shared about starting out on the journey of J’s needs. Navigating sensory processing disorder (SPD), ADHD, executive functioning disorder, depression, and anxiety can be a true challenge.

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Make a difference

Today Is The Day You Can Make A Difference In A Child’s Life

Make a Difference In The Life of A Child Month In the busyness of taking care of kids, I know that I can often lose sight of truly making a difference. I mean, I hope I am making a difference to the seven kids I parent, but I think, in all honesty, I can lose focus on being purposeful and …

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Five Steps to Find Some Much Needed Time Away as A Parent

How easy is it for you to unplug from your parenting tasks? Do you take intermittent breaks to refresh and refuel? Even when we know it is important, it can be difficult to take the time we need to step away and take a break. We may feel overcome with the worries of how things might run in our absence. …

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Five Important Things Every Mom Needs Now

Whether you started into motherhood by plan or by surprise, it undoubtedly changed your life. While the majority of those changes are welcome and even delightful, there have probably been others that were unexpected or difficult. Regardless, there are some key things that every mom needs in this journey of motherhood that helps navigate the course with some fun and …

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Keeping A Clear Perspective in Motherhood

Be clear Speak clear Steer clear Keeping A Clear Perspective in Motherhood How many times have you heard mothering highly esteemed in the media? Women may be asked if they are “giving up a career” to pursue motherhood. Or perhaps there are comments made about how mothering is impacting a woman in the spotlight. But truly, when was the last …

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Five Keys to Creating Positive Communication With Your Child

Communicating is one of the simplest ways we interact with our family members each day. Yet for some reason, it can be one of the toughest to keep positive. It takes some careful focus and specific choices to keep things in a healthy and happy place. Parents, and especially moms, are key to setting the tone. So let’s talk about …

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Ten Things Everyone Should Know About ADHD

The term ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is not a new one, in fact it has been around for a long time. During this time, there have been a number of myths and misperceptions about what it really is. I must honestly admit that I am one of those that failed to truly understand the implications upon a child and …