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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The Picky eater and The Not So Picky Eaters

It always amazes me just how different my three children can be, it’s oh so obvious at dinner time. My youngest is the pickiest eater alive and for the first four years of his life he would occasionally try new foods while other times he would go 4-5 nights without diner because he was that stubborn to even try dinner. My older two kids always impress me, it makes me proud at how they handle the food situations. You see, sometimes we are broke so all we have for food is pasta, sauce and maybe a veggie of some sort. […]

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Are We Sheltering our kids Just a bit Much?

Every year I have the wonderful annual pediatrician visit for the three munchkins and just like every previous year I leave dumbfounded with the things pediatricians recommend you do to “protect” your child.  I leave the children’s pediatrician’s visits wondering how the heck I ever survived and lived to talk about it. Seriously. BOOSTER SEAT til 4’9″ Okay, I get it, you all want your child to be safe in the car and years ago many children could just bounce around unbuckled in the car. I am not for that. However, when my child is over 100lbs and is 57″ […]

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Stomach Upset Troubles While Travelling with Kids #culturellekids

While traveling with my family I always know that stomach troubles will happen. It seems when my kids travel with me for long trip destinations, such as our recent trip to York Beach, Maine my kids will usually hold having to go the bathroom more than they should on the car ride or while at the beach because they don’t want to miss a thing. My family decided to take along Culturelle Kids this time around which helps boost digestive health while also boosting immunity. I hate that my kids refuse to go to the bathroom at rest stops along […]

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Switching from Intuniv to Risperdal

My son has tried all sorts of medications, the first process with our now five year old son was at age 2 to start figuring out what would assist him in sleeping. Never having slept through the night and being up for hours on end unable to slow his brain down to sleep, we were reluctant to take on any pediatric diagnosis without first getting him ample sleep. Any human being would be aggressive, irritable and slightly off with lack of sleep for days, but this child had gone all of his life with lack of sleep. The first step […]

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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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Getting Your Kiddos to the Dentist: Tips from a Riverside Pediatric Dentist

Wrestling your kids into the dentist office is never fun. Not only are you dealing with their anxiety, but you also wind up dealing with your own embarrassment as other waiting patients watch your kids throw tantrums. However, there are a few quick tips to make your dentist office visit easier that a recently interviewed Riverside Dentist recommends:   Choose a Pediatric Dentist I always thought a dentist was a dentist; however, there are individuals who specialize in the oral care of kiddos – the pediatric dentist. According to the dentist interviewed, you always want to choose a pediatric dentist […]

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PediaCare Children’s Products Review

It’s that time of year, cold and flu season! I swear every time my school age daughter hits school this time of year it seems the cold hits our house! Sneezing, coughing, stuffy nose, etc it’s just something to expect come Winter time in NH or pretty much everywhere! That is where PediaCare® products come in handy! Confused about cold/flu medicines for children? Introducing an expanded line of safe and effective medicines from the trusted brand for children, PediaCare® – with and without acetaminophen — for children and infants — that addresses most sick-child situations: cough, cold, allergy, flu, congestion, […]

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The Potty Training Tales Week 1

We are about one week into potty training for real this time, no going back.  We tried many great products such as the Potty Tots which worked awesome for a while and still we use it but it’s not as encouraging alone, which makes me remember I should go to their site and see what else they have because Baby K will be potty training soon too. We went in for the four year old check up for our son AJ to find out that the pediatrician finally said “just do this”.  Our pediatrician recommended we take off diapers and […]

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