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Helpful Tips for Dealing With Anger and Stress in Children

Helpful Tips for Dealing With Anger and Stress in Children

I’ve talked in the past about how we have two children with mental health issues. My oldest has ADHD and our youngest has ODD. With those, we constantly have a lot of anger and stress in the home. We deal with it the best that we can, though it’s not always easy. For a while, I thought that I was the cause of my ids ADHD & ODD. After lots of therapy and talking with those who have studied ADHD & ODD for years, I know it’s nothing I’ve done in my parenting. Anger and stress in children aren’t easy to work with, however, it’s not impossible either! However, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t having problems with stress more or less than any other child.

How Writing Helps You Heal by Linda K. Schmitmeyer

How Writing Helps You Heal by Linda K. Schmitmeyer

Mental illnesses are difficult to diagnose because there aren’t any reliable biological markers—like blood tests, scans, or x-rays—to verify that something is medically wrong. But the symptoms are real, like mood swings, impulsivity, increased irritability, and irrational thoughts. Because mental illnesses affect people’s thinking and behavior, a diagnosis wreaks havoc on interpersonal relationships. When Steve first got sick, well-established family routines changed, and we lived for years in a fog of uncertainty as doctors worked to find a combination of medications to stabilize his mind.

8 Ways to Make Talking to Your Kids About Sex Just a Tad Easier

8 Ways to Make Talking to Your Kids About Sex Just a Tad Easier

If you are like most parents I talk to, you are crazy nervous about talking to your kids about sex. Whether they are 5 or 15, talking to your kids about sex doesn’t have to be this big, overwhelming ordeal. In fact, having many conversations in bite-sized chunks will have the most lasting impact over time. These strategies are effective regardless of the child’s age. Here are a few guidelines you can follow to make while talking to your kids about sex a little easier to handle: Stay Calm and Carry On. Pay attention to your body language and tone when responding to questions your child asks....
3 Favorite Locations Around Pittsburgh I Love to Visit

3 Favorite Locations Around Pittsburgh I Love to Visit

When I was growing up, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was talked about a lot by my family. My grandparents moved to my hometown from the Pittsburgh area shortly after they were married when my grandfather started working for the steel mill in my hometown. I still have several cousins who still live out that way. I haven't visited as much as I would have liked to, but the times I did, I had a blast. Pittsburgh has a reputation as a blue-collar sports town. While it is true that it’s often ranked as one of the best sports’ cities in the nation, you’ll find a lot more to do here than cheer on the...
The 6 Best Places to Find Vendors for your Wedding or Special Event

The 6 Best Places to Find Vendors for your Wedding or Special Event

My husband and I are coming up on our 5 year anniversary and I've talked to a few friends who are currently planning their wedding or helping their kids with planning their wedding. I always know that when it comes to the need to find vendors for your wedding, it can be daunting and a pain in the butt! My biggest piece of advice is always: “Don't sweat the small stuff! Everything will work out, but the more you iron out the details and expectations immediately, the easier the wedding will be on the day of!” We were lucky that we knew a lot of event planning professionals. A...
3 Smart Ways to Invest in Your Child’s Education

3 Smart Ways to Invest in Your Child’s Education

Of course, no one says that you can’t invest in something different but also as important, such as savings plans, unit-linked insurance plans, and growth plans with a significant capital appreciation over a period of time. Besides that, you can also opt for an investment plan targeted at higher education expenses, with the help of financial advisors, of course. Professional help of this kind is highly recommended for planning portfolio so that you can be 100% sure that your child will have a bright future thanks to your smart moves and decisions you were making from their early age.

Orange Wild Rice – A Recipe Perfect for On The Go

Orange Wild Rice – A Recipe Perfect for On The Go

My husband and I lately have been trying to expand on our range of recipes. I’ve been compiling recipes for years and years that “sounded delicious” but just didn’t fit into our lifestyle at the time. I’m sure some of you can relate. One of my favorites is the Orange Wild Rice recipe below! Until about a year ago, we were constantly on the go! Between kids doing after school stuff, to the oldest starting his first job and then all of the family commitments, it’s been crazy! This summer was crazy busy because we were house hunting, I had my full hysterectomy surgery, then we moved into our home less than 2 weeks after my surgery.

7 Must Haves When You Work Remotely Outside of the Home

7 Must Haves When You Work Remotely Outside of the Home

When we lived in the apartment I often went to the local Starbucks and work remotely outside of the home because, well I could and sometimes getting out of the apartment was a great thing. It would get stuffy and no matter how much we cleaned, it always smelled like we didn't clean for weeks. So getting out was the best thing for me to do. Working remotely outside of the home and from a coffee shop or even the library, means you have to bring the majority of the things you have at your fingertips with you.  Sometimes it's not a hassle, but sometimes it's more of a headache than it needs....
4 Tips For Hiring A Cleaning Company

4 Tips For Hiring A Cleaning Company

No one wants to work all week and then spend their nights or weekends cleaning the house. I know after the past month of unpacking and cleaning I'd love to take a day off and just let someone else clean for me! I'd probably have to clean before the cleaning company arrived, though! My Grandma was that way and I used to laugh at her so much for it, but now I'm like “Crap, People are coming! I can't have this house a mess!” So I now understand where my grandma was coming from. The other day when my mother in law was coming over, I picked up a little bit, but it wasn't to my...
Five Ways Digital Marketing Will Change Over the Next Few Years

Five Ways Digital Marketing Will Change Over the Next Few Years

The use of social media is rising dramatically, and every new social media app has some sort of marketing option for businesses. Facebook and Instagram have sponsored ads. Snapchat allows users to follow brands they love, and that’s only the beginning. You’ve probably already seen sponsored social media posts from social media influencers.

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