When someone mentions ADHD, a health condition commonly diagnosed in children, the first association people typically make a kid run around uncontrollably. ADHD can be a difficult diagnosis to understand, yet proper management is imperative. This assumption makes it unimaginable for a few individuals to plan a vacation like a theme park. Yet, family vacations… [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]
Reduce the stress over the holidays and have a few discussions to help overcome any challenges this holiday
One of the many frustrations* joys of having three girls is the fun times 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 mouths and woken up with the gum stuck… [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 when I want a bit of bubbly to hydrate. Admittedly, I… [Continue Reading]
The novel coronavirus struck the world hard. Many locations released strict “Stay-at-home” mandates, and many parents got to see firsthand the teacher’s struggles with their children. As a direct result, during the pandemic, there were a surge of formal attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses. CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), a nonprofit that… [Continue Reading]
The history of teaching can be traced back to 561 BC, when Confucius imparted his knowledge which is still valid and used today. A teacher’s job can feel very unappreciated, yet the impact that one individual can make on a person can change a life for the negative or positive. This statement could hold more weight… [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]
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...
Being away from friends and family can be difficult, yet the military requires you to adapt and overcome. Living on a military base comes with many benefits. It gives you a unique chance to make fun memories, make new friends, and eat great...
I can’t help but enjoy a good cocktail. A drink you can have a couple of sips from without even realizing that you are drinking alcohol. When living in North Carolina, a couple of friends and I would finish off our work week with a trip to...
Are you looking for something to do with your leftover Amaretto? Well, this is the perfect recipe to help with that! Thanks to Bettycrocker.com for the recipe, but I didn’t 100% follow it. Now my cake did not come out as pretty, my...
In honor of the Sakura (Cherry Blossom season), allow me to bring you a cherry-themed cocktail. If you have not gotten out to see the beautiful blossoms, check out my post here. For anyone who knows me, my all-time favorite social drink is the...
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