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Tips to keep your kids active during break

The Best Ways to Keep Kids Active While on Break

My personal quest to keep my own kids off screens for hours on end during this time has inspired to me to share the best ways to keep your kids active while on break from school and all their other...
Alternative Explanations to ADHD

5 Alternative Explanations to ADHD in Children

"Do you think my child has ADHD?"... a question I get asked quite often so I want to help by offering some alternative explanations to ADHD behaviors in children. Let me first remind you that ADHD is now the official...
right brain-left brain activities

Activities to Improve Right Brain-Left Brain Communication

I wanted to write this blog because right brain-left brain activities are hands down the most beneficial tool I have in my tool box as a pediatric Occupational Therapist.  I have seen major light bulbs go off for children leading...
Dealing with Mom Guilt

Mom Guilt…Let’s stop letting the world tell us who we should be!

Life is tough. Motherhood is tough. In fact, I think mom guilt is one of the most paralyzing things us moms deal with. I’ve hit a little place where I’m struggling to keep my head on straight. So, you’re about...
Adults with Sensory Issues

Is There Help for Adults Who Have Sensory Issues?

Are you an adult with sensory issues?  Or, do you know an adult with sensory issues? It makes me laugh but since the release of my book, I have been asked repeatedly “Can your next book be Why is My...
tips to end clothing battles

Tips to End the Clothing Battles With Your Kids

Some children can put up a good fight about their clothing.  Do any of these clothing battles sound familiar? Resisting shoes and/or socks Wanting to wear a hoodie sweatshirt or coat all day every day Refusing to wear a coat...
WHERE AM I?

Where Am I?

Well, the real question is “Where am I in space?”  That is probably not a question that you ask yourself very often, however, it is an important concept to understand.  Let me briefly explain why this is important for our...
Neuroplasticity - Children

Neuroplasticity

Do you ever wonder why you have a hard time with something that used to come so easy for you?  Or, perhaps do you struggle with the fact that you used to know something so well but now couldn’t remember...
It is OK to let your kids be bored!!

I’m Bored!

Sports games, practices, recitals, camps, play dates, birthday parties, this club, that club, this event, that event—I know I’m worn out. I have something to say today, though, that might just help you find that moment you have been looking...
Bag O’ Tricks

Bag O’ Tricks

One of the things I get on my soap box about is limiting the amount of time our kids spend on screens. The reason I am so passionate about this is because screens keep our kids from interacting with the...
Exercise Grows a Better Brain

Exercise Grows a Better Brain

“Sit still!” “Put all four legs of your chair on the floor!” “Turn around!” “Get back in your seat!” “Put your bottom on the chair!” How many times do you think your child hears those words? I bet that at any time you...