Anxiety – The Irrational Fear of Society and Situations

After trying to pinpoint exactly why my son is being sent to the school nurse almost on a regular this school year, it dawned on me that maybe it has more to do with the teaching style of his current teacher than to do with his anxiety issues. You see, my son is having medication issues. Being diagnosed with mood disorder – NOS and anxiety – NOS, means he’s a mess if his medications are not properly dosed. I have personal experience with both a mood disorder because of my sister and anxiety because of myself. Put both mood disorder […]

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Karate Kids: How Can Martial Arts Boost a Child’s Confidence?

It’s a relatively well-established fact that participation in sport can have a positive impact on a child’s self-esteem. Encouraging your child to get involved with any sport or group activity is great for teaching them the art of teamwork, accomplishment and belonging. For children who don’t possess ‘raw talent’, or are simply not predisposed to fast-paced competitive sport, such as football or rugby, martial arts is an alternative way for them to reap the benefits of participating in sport. Skill The practice of martial arts offers the same sense of belonging as any other sport, providing children with an opportunity […]

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The Day Aj Veered Off, His Anxiety and A new Program Causing Fear

Parenting in general isn’t an easy task, I would never tell someone parenting is easy. As I watch my sister journey into her third trimester of pregnancy I am not telling her it’s going to be an easy task to be a parent, she knows already. Watching me with three kids shows that parenting requires a crazy amount of energy at times, dedication, motivation and the right attitude to make a joke about it. I mean, without a sense of humor, parenting can be quite challenging. One area that I have zero sense of humor is anxiety, having struggled with […]

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Post-it Products for Back To School #backtoschool #parents

  As you head off back to school I bet you have seen all sorts of amazing products in the stationery aisle of your favorite stores, but have you noticed what Post-it has to offer your school kid or adult? Well here is a list of fabulous back to school products from Post-it: Post-it Pop Up Note Dispenser The Post-it Pop up Note Dispenser is an easier way to keep track of those Post-it notes, simply set this on your desk and have instant note taking in process. Fits the 3 x 3 Post-it notes. Post-It Flags, Post-it Flag + […]

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Remember to Give Thanks Where Thanks are Deserved

I am a firm believer that you can never say thank you enough where thanks are deserved! Can you believe that two little words, such as Thank You, can really brighten ones day? Well they can. Case in point, my son AJ, never really had much of an interest in school type work. I couldn’t sing the ABC song nor get him to attempt to sound out words. He has never really had much of an interest in trying to learn school type concepts, that is until this year in Kindergarten. I am friends with Aj’s teacher on Facebook and […]

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More Tragic Allegations Leaving Principal Arrested

A local high school principal has been arrested with allegations of simple assault. A 16 year old had a meeting with two teachers and the high school principal when allegations arose that this principal hit her on the back two or three times and the last time resulted in the student have her head hit the coffee cup on a table in front of her. Although I don’t know all of the facts of this case nor do I know if the student was a girl or a boy, I do know that it seems more and more negative news […]

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CLOSED Nominate Your Teacher to Win $50 to OfficeMax for National Cause

This year I am participating in A Day Made Better as one of the Office Max Moms as I did last year and am excited to be offering a teacher giveaway again!  On behalf of the “A Day Made Better” cause for teachers, you can nominate your favorite teacher to win a gift card to OfficeMax for school supplies! Teachers are really incredible! They touch so many lives every day and open the doors to opportunity in every way, shape and form. I’ve gotten to know my kids’ teachers over the past few years and have seen first hand their […]

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HE DID IT!!! Hooray for Kindergarten

It’s official, Aj has completed his first week of Kindergarten and I couldn’t be more proud. Every Friday he will bring home a folder and inside of that folder is school work from his week at school. Me, being a worrier by nature, had wondered what “he is shy but does what is required of him and does his work good” really meant. As that was the response I got from all his teachers when I asked all week last week! Friday I opened up Aj’s school folder and sat down with him to review just what he had accomplished […]

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Exceptional Teacher Goes Up and Beyond To Ease Parents Worries

Yesterday I wrote about kindergarten and who cried more because I seriously had a hard time with Aj’s anxiety when leaving him from the school but part of me really hoped the teachers would be able to get him adjusted. If they were patient and allowed him to slowly get used to this new environment I knew he would settle in, or at least hoped. I sat all morning that first day of school with cell and house phone right beside me just waiting for that call from the school. Worried sick that maybe the principal would be calling me […]

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