When someone mentions ADHD, a health condition commonly diagnosed in children, the first association people typically make is a kid running around uncontrollably. This assumption makes it unimaginable for a few individuals to plan a vacation, like a theme park. Yet, family vacations can be a breeze with proper planning, forethought, and these simple tips.… [Continue Reading]
I cannot begin to admit just how much I love going on a cruise. Whether it’s with my family, a girl’s trip, or just a trip with me and my husband, I am always down to cruise. One of the first things that I pack…a good book. On this most recent cruise, I brought along the… [Continue Reading]
The holidays are a great time to reflect and remember everything that there is to be grateful for. Yet, for some families, the sudden switch in routine can become complicated and stressful. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that prevents self-regulation skills that aid focus and attention. It impairs executive functions that help with organization,… [Continue Reading]
One of the many frustrations* joys of having three girls, is the fun times that I have spent brushing their hair, detangling knots, picking out sticks, and the struggle of removing (insert gasp and evil glare here) gum. My girls have commonly fallen to sleep with gum in their mouth and woken up with the gum… [Continue Reading]
Are you looking for a zero sugar, low calorie, carbonated beverage that your entire family can enjoy? Then there are just two words for you. Sparkling Ice. As a refreshing soda alternative, Sparkling Ice is a staple in my refrigerator and a natural go to for when I want a bit of bubbly to hydrate. … [Continue Reading]
The novel coronavirus struck the world hard. In many locations, strict “Stay-at-home” mandates were released, and many parents got to see, firsthand, the struggles that the teacher may have had with their child. As a direct result, during the pandemic, there was a surge of formal attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis. CHADD (Children and… [Continue Reading]
The history of teaching can be traced all the way back to 561 BC where Confucius imparted his knowledgewhich is still valid and used in the world today. The job of a teacher can feel very unappreciated, yet the impact that one individual can make on a person can change a life for the negative or… [Continue Reading]
Being a parent can be scary, exciting, happy, sad, and frustrating. You or others around you may question whether or not you are doing something 100% right and sometimes you may find that you aren’t. When you add in raising a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), those daily… [Continue Reading]
Kitten season is here in Okinawa, Japan and the local rescues are suddenly feeling the change of season. There are many common sites in Okinawa from gorgeous beaches, historical castles, but more prevalent, stray cats. Since the start of April, the numbers of strays dangerously spiked as female cats go into heat and quickly find themselves pregnant.… [Continue Reading]
Here in Okinawa the beaches are beautiful, the events are amazing, and the culture draws you in. Yet, when military personnel receive orders to this gorgeous Island it is not always met with equal excitement. Family and friends must be left behind as you venture onto a new and different chapter. It is hard to… [Continue Reading]
Living through the heavy restrictions of COVID has been a difficult time for everyone. It is hard imagine having to give up even the simple privileges a person once had before. Two years ago, no one would have ever imagined that they could...
Coming to Okinawa is a life altering experience. They have unique opportunities like the chance to visit a Cat Café, which allows for patrons to drink coffee and eat pastries, while they share cuddles with a few friendly strays. For some, there is a...
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