Classroom Treats – The impossible feat!!

I was on Facebook the other night when a friend of mine was calling out for suggestions! It was her daughters birthday and she wanted to bring a treat for her class to share. The problem? It had to be peanut/tree nut free, dairy free, gluten free and carrot free (yes.. carrots.) All of the…

Discouraged? Here are 5 things to do

The other night I was sitting in bed feeling very discouraged and unmotivated.  As I was experiencing this I received text messages from two other woman who were also feeling very discouraged.  Recognizing this, I felt that I had better ditch this feeling and write about it!  I came across a quote by an unknown…

An Open Letter to My Neighbor that Screams at Her Sons

  I hear you. The whole floor hears you. I’m sure those two small boys were unruly, wouldn’t put their toys away and yelled back at you. I just can’t take it anymore. I won’t let my son near the door when you are yelling profanities. I want you to know that I’ve been mad….

The Anxious Child

I have been blessed with a child with anxiety. I don’t mean a child that occasionally experiences stress or worry, I mean a child with an anxiety disorder.  Lots of children experience stress from various environmental causes but some are frequently or constantly in a fight-or-flight response creating symptoms such as feelings of panic, fear,…

Help! I Lost my Job!

I had the pleasure of being let go from a job that was making me quite miserable, and apparently the feelings were mutual, however, being a low income single mother no income was a stressor to say the least. After my natural emotions (primarily anger) and phone calls to loved ones I immediately went into…