Suffering From Stress-Induced Insomnia? Here’s How To Beat It

Do you struggle to enter LaLa land no matter how tired you are at night? Thanks to WAHM job hours, money craziness, hectic parental schedules, and the pressure to run errands, the typical mom is tenser than ever, which means she may be getting less sleep than her body requires. It is simple on paper: you are tired after long hours of work and it’s time to sleep, so you start counting sheep within minutes of putting head to pillow. But stress causes things to go haywire, and the exact opposite happens. Even a little anxiety can tense your muscles, prompt […]

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Having a Sensitive Child and Being a Sensitive Adult

Dinner was done Pajamas were on. Books were read. Boys were tucked in and Jenny the pug was placed on Aj’s bed. All was completed as normal. K-man was fast asleep. Then it happened… Aj started having his issues that he has every so often, since he has been off of medication these occurrences are few and far between, but they still happen. Aj is a unique child with a bit of bipolar, anxiety, autistic spectrum symptoms and more all mixed into this compassionate, loving 7 year old boy. I am not sure what is the cause of my son […]

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The 7 Year old Boy Now and Other Things

Sweet Aj is now 7 years old. He has grown so big in the past 7 years. About two weeks ago or three, he had a med change from risperidone to abilify. Due to many reasons, but as usual with a medication change it takes time to get the dosage right and it takes time to see if this is even the right medication. Finally Aj is on track and while he scowled at anyone who dare make a “big deal” out of him turning 7 today, he was a happy boy who had a day with Dad and came […]

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Women Are Frequently Misdiagnosed When It Comes To Sleep Apnea

It is generally accepted men often suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Why doesn’t the public hear more about women who are afflicted with this same medical condition? The fact is women aren’t as apt to be diagnosed with this condition. In past sleep studies, the ratio of male versus female patients was definitely unbalanced toward men; however, other studies reveal the true ratio is close to two to three males suffering from OSA for every one female with this condition. This is obviously a medical condition both genders endure. When first diagnosed this circumstance was described as one plaguing […]

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The Stubborn, Strong Willed & Determined Child

I have no clue where my youngest gets his stubborn, strong willed and determined attitude from. Couldn’t be his mother. Nope. Not at all. It’s great to have those skills in life, maybe when you are grown and trying to be successful in working from home or working in general, however, when you have mastered those personality traits at age four, it can be a nightmare for the parental figures. Case in point. When the four year old doesn’t want to sleep. He doesn’t sleep. My other son was recommended children’s benadryl then later on melatonin but I obviously don’t […]

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What’s with the Early mornings?

I have tried various bedtimes with my two sons in the past, never having been able to get them to wake up much later than 8am. That was nice, but it only happens on some rare occasion. Regardless of what time my sons go to bed, you can count on them rolling out of bed between 4am and 6am every day, seven days a week. Now I don’t know about you but when the weekend comes I want to stay up a bit later, watching a movie, hanging out or writing on my blogs but then I pay for it […]

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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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Sometimes There’s Too Much Going On

And you just have to take a moment to breath…. Let go of things that can be let go and forget what you can’t control… Remember that you are not given more than you can handle… Life has a way to always working out to be the best it should be. So .. with that being said … I am taking a much needed break and may just sleep while my daughter has a visit with her Great Gram this weekend. Maybe my sons will enjoy some Daddy time so this Mama can close her eyes and recoup to be […]

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There’s Has to be an Easier, More Efficient Bedtime Routine

My first born child was always really easy to get to sleep, of course she co-slept with me from the day she was born up until three or four years of age so when I went to sleep, she went to sleep. My sons on the other hand never really co-slept from the beginning. My first born had a bassinet beside my bed so that I could easily nurse him in the middle of the night but after 8 weeks he switched to formula and was in a crib in my bedroom. My last born child co-slept more than his […]

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Worrier by Nature: Aj Missing Too Much School? #parenting

Aj started kindergarten this year and he has done amazing there. Finally able to spell his name and each week on Friday he brings home a school folder with the weeks work and school/teacher notices in it. The work is amazing, Aj is surely showing off his intellect. The only problem that Aj seems to have is that he is extremely shy, but other than that he is rocking kindergarten. I am a worrier by nature so of course I worried forever before he entered school and here he is showing me he is able to be independent and do […]

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