Doesn’t Matter the Label, Just Matters That I am Mom

The label that my middle child receives down the road as we venture into the path of a possible new diagnosis really doesn’t matter to me. Aj’s Dad and I have been raising the same boy for the past seven years so whatever label is placed upon our son really doesn’t matter as it pertains to anything other than giving us something to research better. You see, no one lives our life. No one outside of our home has experienced the real Aj. With no medication interfering with Aj in any way positive nor negative, the school is starting to […]

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5 Tips on Working with an Anxious Child

Anxiety. Mood disorder. Special Needs. It’s all fine within your own household, you see we learn to deal with our children in a way that works for them. Society, on the other hand, has zero tolerance for people who don’t fit their mold of what they think to be the norm. I am at the point where I am about sick of being stared at every single time my child is having a difficult day due to either a medication change or simply just having an off day. When my son has an off day, it’s unlike my other two […]

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Multiple Giveaway Winners Announced

Many giveaways have ended and so today I announce all of the winners … drum rolls please…. Kidecals $21 Voucher – Tara Carlson #IevenFunnier James Patterson Books Package – Dawn Schmidt PadPillow – Jackie Villano Terry Top – Bonnie Walker $25 Music & Arts Gift Code – Kaman Leong Picture Keeper PK4 – Lucki Grrl Little Gym CD – Sara Doodle-Phillips Brinks Home Security Door Knob/Lever – Sara Haaf Congrats and please complete THIS FORM so that I can send your details to the sponsor  

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A Summertime Giveaway – Bella Andre Beach Bag & More

I have been hearing all over the radio that Memorial Day weekend is the welcoming of Summer? To me, it’s also a day to remember those who have fought for the freedoms we have today, I also like to try to visit my aunt Robin’s grave that I have not been to in a long time. It is about remembering those who matter and are important. It is also, for many, a welcoming of warmer weather and barbecue season… I have already been to the beach, I shared that photo collage on Wordless Wednesday. Today I am inviting you all […]

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Things I Do To Keep my Positive Mind on Track

Life can get quite overwhelming at times for even the most positive of people, we are tested each day in our strengths and weaknesses to grow more as an individual person. I am a firm believer we are not given more than we can handle, even if what we can handle seems to be way more than we thought capable of. From time to time my positive attitude is tested, whether it be a week full of mishaps or a full day that just seems to be spiraling downward; life happens and in turn my mind is forced to remember […]

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Papa’s Pearls: A Father’s Gift of Love and Wisdom To His Children and Grandchildren Book Giveaway

Today I get to share with you a wonderful book that you can enter to win a copy of! Not just one copy will be given away, but five copies of Papa’s Pearls: A Father’s Gift of Love and Wisdom To His Children and Grandchildren will be provided to five random people who enter for a chance to win, but first, let’s introduce you to this book! About the Author – Diane Flynn Diane Flynn Keith is first and foremost Papa’s daughter. Diane was born and raised on the San Francisco Peninsula along with her older sister Carol and younger brother […]

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Announcing our 1st Book: Positive Girl – The Power Of Your Thoughts with a SIGNED copy Giveaway

Announcing a newly published book, written by my daughter and me. This new book is, as paraphrased by my father, “a cross between self help and something else” to give you what our something else was for this book, in our own words, “Positive Girl – The Power of Your Thoughts” is meant to be a brief but eye opening method to assist young girls in learning to love who they are, to understand that they are in control of their thoughts and emotions, no one else can make them feel bad. Ki and I worked extremely hard at getting […]

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Overcoming Your Self Doubt and Increasing Happiness Part 1

Many may find great ease in living a life of solitude, of slumping away at home alone dwelling on areas of their life they wish had been slightly modified.  From the start, sitting at home like this and not allowing anyone to come into your life seems easier than fighting that instinct to hide, however, as time goes on this solitude may actually cause a tremendous amount of pain. The longer one sinks into a negative or depressed state of mind, the longer it will take them to dig their way out of that deep, dark hole of solitude. Pride […]

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How Do I Teach My Child To Deal with Mean People

My daughter is getting to the age and grade where students are not so nice anymore. It seems cliques are being created, rumors are flying and well my daughter is starting to have to deal with the immaturity of children. The problem is that my daughter is around high school level for all academic areas and quite intelligent on an emotional level too, but she is still only nine years old and sensitive like her Mama. There are some skills this year I have had to start working harder on teaching my daughter. People Are Not Always Nice I don’t […]

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Self Induced Anxiety

I was diagnosed many, many years ago with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I was so painfully shy, which I have told you all about this before, that I couldn’t even walk into a bank or small store by myself without suffering major anxiety issues and sometimes I would just plain refuse to go anywhere alone, even a walk downtown. Image: graur razvan ionut / FreeDigitalPhotos.net My mother always had a real hard time with this, because I was a teen when this all started happening and I guess, for good reason, she couldn’t understand why I wasn’t able to go into […]

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