We Have No Secrets

From the day each of my children were placed upon my chest in that hospital room to nurse from me, I have been their first and foremost advocate. As a parent, I work hard. Every single day from that first breath they took of air I have been the most loving, supportive and open minded parent. I have had to make tough decisions based on what’s best for each of my children and I have had to give some tough love from time to time, but it’s been the outcome of all these decisions that warms my heart the most. […]

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Such Wonderful Progress and Gold Star Person

I am a human that thrives on seeing results from any of my actions. Meaning I am that “gold star” type personality more often than not. I don’t need praise, but I do like to see that anything I am doing is helping someone, somewhere, somehow. I feel blessed to know that in the parenting world of my life, I am constantly rewarded for my decisions and parenting style. My kids are such amazing children, they make it easy to love and adore them, while they make mistakes, they are always somewhat ready to accept that mistake as a learning […]

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Updates on Aj, After our Last Counseling Appointment

This has been a journey and a half with my now seven year old son, Aj. First day he was born I could tell you something wasn’t right, he was more angry than happy. It appeared my son had inherited something that runs heavily in the gene pool; bipolar. So it began, a lot of testing and counseling to ensure we were parenting the way Aj would respond. Aj had test after test, all coming back that he was a normal child as far as brain goes and most of the developmental areas. Sure Aj was not speaking much by […]

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When Certain Things are Out of your Control

I lead a very happy life, there is a lot of situations that occur and I just shake my head, realize I can’t control it and to just roll with the punches. The area that truly sucks for me, as a mother, that I have zero control over is getting a psychiatrist to realize what the counselor and my own self realize about my middle child. We have gone through so much with Aj, he is such a bright sweet caring compassionate child but he suffers from something that is, also, out of his control. This something is called a […]

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Parental Decisions Never Seem to Get Easier

It seems life as a parent and decisions we must make for what we feel is best for our children do not get easier as time goes on. One would think as your children grow that the decisions you have to make would be less but that is not how life works. My middle child was diagnosed with a mood disorder, well first it was ADHD then it was the mood disorder, basically mood disorders do run in the family so it made more sense he was bipolar than ADHD. The symptoms didn’t really point 100% to an ADHD type […]

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Constant Chatter

Your child chatters constantly.  S/he tells you his/her every thought and feeling.  S/he tells you stories.  S/he tells you about the thoughts, feelings, and stories of his/her little classmates.  And s/he asks endless questions.  Is it normal for a child to talk this much?  Should you do something about it?  Read on for more information. First, you should know that some children can grow out of the need to chatter constantly.  Parents are tasked with helping their children mature and understand the rules regarding socially accepted behavior (hereinafter referred to as boundaries).  When your child exhibits a behavior that runs […]

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Just Listen to me; Medication Options Suck

When my son Aj was born believe me the last thing I ever thought of was having to deal with a child who has a mood disorder. Everyone who isn’t living in my household seeing the day to day mood changes of my five year old can lend advice and speak without knowing the exact situation but when it comes down to it, believe me I am a no med kind of mom, I hate the idea of tossing meds at my children. Three years ago I finally got a pediatrician to listen to me about Aj’s aggressive behavior, how […]

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{Aj update} It’s Not ADHD It’s Mood Disorder

There is nothing worse for a parent than to watch your child grow and realize something is just not right with your child. I don’t mean this in a bad way at all, I mean this in the most concerned parent way. I have three children as long time readers know. My first born is my only daughter and my last born is my youngest son. My middle child is my first born son, Aj. I noticed similarities between my first child and last child; they both are very dramatic about happiness, sadness and anger. The oldest and youngest share […]

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Go With Your Gut When It Comes to Your Kids

I actually love following my gut feeling, it’s not always easy to just go with a gut feeling. I won’t get into my perfect example in detail because it involves an old relationship but that isn’t important, just read this story and go with your gut, never say never, know your children, trust your parental instinct, always! The adventure with my son AJ started when he was about 2 years old. It had come to a point where his father and I realized that something was different about AJ in a way that wasn’t too uplifting. Our son had a […]

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Give Me Energy

Raising three children under age seven is a challenge no matter what but throw in a middle child with what appears to be ADHD and mood disorder well you just plain have a major challenge. I have a huge level of patience with it comes to children, always have. Truth is I admire a child’s honesty as well as their thirst for knowledge. Children are simply amazing in my eyes, why do you think I had three of them?! Some days are good, some days are great and then other days are a disaster. The days I consider a disaster […]

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