Jul 26, 2016

Homeschooling with Abundant Joy When You Want to Quit

When You Want to Quit Homeschooling
Homeschool 20 days of encouragement
Are you currently homeschooling? Have you been feeling tired, worn out or ready to quit?

Maybe you're just getting started and you're not quite sure what you got yourself into.

Whether you fit the first category or the latter you'll want to join me over at Amy Milcic's blog Busy Boys Brigade, where I'm sharing how you can find the abundant joy to continue homeschooling and to finish strong.

I share my experiences and some insights of what I've learned through my 16 years of homeschooling.
Amy has been hosting 20 Days of Home Schooling Encouragement where homeschool moms are sharing their hearts and their advice based on experience.

I'll know you'll be encouraged and these great posts will help you get ready for a great homeschool year.

So head on over, check out my post and spend time reading the others. You will be blessed.

Jul 21, 2016

Calming the Storm of Anxiety in Your Child

Calming the Storm of Anxiety in Your Child
Since recently sharing our story with anxiety, I've been meeting moms who also have a child with anxiety. I've read research stating that there is a rise in anxiety in our children across the nation.

Because my child suffered from severe anxiety and OCD I know the deep down frustration that a mom can feel when your child has a panic attack and you have no earthly idea what's going on or what to do.

Jul 10, 2016

Recognizing Anxiety in Your Child

DISCLAIMER: I'm not a doctor and what I share here is only for your personal reading and not intended to be used as a medical diagnosis or treatment plan. Please seek the care of a doctor if you or your child are experiencing any symptoms that you are concerned about.

Learn how you can recognize anxiety in your child.
When my family was thrust head on into life with Lyme and tick-borne diseases, anxiety was one of the many symptoms we had.

While anxiety is very common with Lyme it manifested in different ways for each one of us.

When my daughter, at 7 years old, began having anxiety and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) my pediatrician told me it was very common in kids her age, handed me a book list and kindly sent me on my way.

Jul 2, 2016

I've Been Lying To Myself About My Health

The other day I found these words coming out of my mouth, "Oh, I'm about 95% better". I said these words while I was feeling rather exhausted from an anniversary celebration we gave to my parents almost 5 days before.

I've been having trouble walking again, having pain and heaviness in my legs. My neck and shoulders have been aching and I've been having pain in my back and sciatica.

Why would I even think I'm 95% percent better when I have these kinds of symptoms going on? Maybe I just wanted to put on my happy face and pretend that everything was OK. I'm not really sure but my words sure caught me off guard.