Category: kids

Accidentally here – Gluten Free / Homeschool /ADHD / Food Allergies

These past few days have been a bit of an eye opener for me. I felt alone and cried over some stupid things. I felt like a failure as a mother because my daughter keeps having stomach issues, but after realizing that IF she has Celiac… I am not to blame. I know people who have it and contamination happens. Today I spoke to … Read More Accidentally here – Gluten Free / Homeschool /ADHD / Food Allergies

Being a mother to a child with food allergies… or possibly Celiac

My daughter has FPIES. And for the last few months we have gone symptom free, for the most part. We avoided trigger foods and opened up to new recipes and were able to introduce home made and store bought paleo pizza, muffins, and crackers (all wheat, oat and rice free), to Lillian. Today I sit here in my living room with a head ache. … Read More Being a mother to a child with food allergies… or possibly Celiac

Adjusting to a 2 dog household

It’s not as hard as I thought it would be. But it’s also not easy. It’s like having an extra child…. Who pees outside. Ranger is a good dog. That I am 100% sure of. Why his owner had to get rid of 3 dogs…. I don’t know. But I’m glad we found Ranger. He is older than the shelter said he was… They … Read More Adjusting to a 2 dog household

We went to Yellowstone!

Well our vacation is officially over. My family and I went to Yellowstone and the Grand Teton! We stayed in Island Park, Idaho for 10 days, and traveled up to the West Yellowstone entrance less than 30 minutes away. We had fun in the snow (yes winter hit early), and we had fun sight seeing! This was my first trip up north to those … Read More We went to Yellowstone!

Taking a break from depression – sort of

I can’t choose when I am depressed, but I can decide how I handle the times when I am not depressed. This week has been fairly nice – less depressed. I think my brain is just preoccupied with our upcoming trip to Yellowstone. I am very excited and nervous about this trip. For one, I have never traveled with a dog before. So I … Read More Taking a break from depression – sort of

Lillian is 18 months old!

Time flies when you are having fun being a mom. My daughter turned 18 months old yesterday and I still cannot believe how fast time is going by. I really do feel like she was born only a few months ago, but she is in fact a toddler now. She is almost walking (some of you know about her occupational therapy she gets a … Read More Lillian is 18 months old!

Don’t let other’s bring you down… just don’t.

It’s irritating when people try to bring you down. It’s even more irritating when you realize you have been letting certain people make a negative impact in your life for far too long, with out speaking up for yourself, or the ones you love. I make it fairly obvious that I suffer from MDD (major depressive disorder) and a social anxiety disorder. Don’t let … Read More Don’t let other’s bring you down… just don’t.

What’s up?

Yes I have been gone for a few weeks. I know, I know. But I had good reason for this. First of all – if you read my past posts you will have seen that we had two deaths in the family, first my husband’s grandmother passed away suddenly, and then my own grandmother passed away less than two weeks later. In the midst … Read More What’s up?

Slime Party with the kids!

Okay so you get the point – we made A LOT of slime. I bought a slime kit off of amazon recently and invited my son and his friend to make a bunch of slime today! The slime was super easy to make – it is suggested for children 12 and up – BUT if you have younger children (that won’t swallow little objects) … Read More Slime Party with the kids!

Bribing children to be good

I don’t bribe my son very often to be good, not with money or toys, but this week we tried some very cheap bribery. My son saw a cool $1.48 bath bomb at target and wanted it. He’s only 10, so a bath bomb would make taking a bath fun and he promised to be good at school. As you can see from previous … Read More Bribing children to be good

Things are getting better, sometimes

This week my mother came into town to spend time with me and my children. It’s been nice to have her help around the house as well as her help with the children. She and my son went out to the movies to watch “The kid who would be king,” and I hear it was a good movie. The little cakes I made in … Read More Things are getting better, sometimes

A little normalcy

Juggling family life, work and any illnesses we suffer in our home (including mental illnesses) can take it’s toll. This is about my dog. She’s a year and a half old and just a wack-a-do. She is good around me and pretty much only me. So when the kids were in a room with her she would go bonkers, but now I have time … Read More A little normalcy

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