Being a Person with Tourettes can be so difficult and challenging. For a child, it can be even more difficult. Sometimes it is extremely hard for the child to translate to adults what is happening to them and they cannot control the tics that occur. Many seek every solution in controlling the tics but most often, even after Tourettes is diagnosed, a solution is often not found. I have read that some visit doctor after doctor and trying tons of medication… Continue
Added by Stacie Anderson on April 23, 2015 at 1:00pm —
Two things most people have in common… stress and the love for food. Learn how certain foods will help you relieve stress.
Added by Joanie Winberg on February 19, 2013 at 10:18am —
It’s so easy to turn inward when we think about motherhood and what it means and how we do it every day. But even celebrities are not immune to trying to do it all – of course, their circumstances and list of daily to-do’s are different, but in essence, maybe not so much, as evidenced by… Continue
Added by Join Mama on January 15, 2011 at 12:15pm —
Mom, can we give PRETTY GIRL a ride to the movies tomorrow?”
“Sure,” I responded absently, typing away on my computer.
I knew my son Josh had arranged for a group of friends to go see Toy Story 3 the next day and I often cart his friends around for their various social engagements, so I didn’t give his request another thought.
Until I was blow-drying my hair the next morning, that is.
You know how it goes. You’re… Continue
Added by Holly Bowne on July 1, 2010 at 11:12pm —
I've started going through pictures of my daughter from infancy up till now. Eighteen years worth. I’m doing this in preparation for the graduation party video I was going to create (now she is), and for the surprise scrapbook I'm making for her to take to college with her. (No longer a surprise because I accidentally mentioned it and now she keeps removing any pictures where she thinks she looks the least bit funny. Like this one: …
Added by Holly Bowne on April 22, 2010 at 11:40am —
It sounded like a good idea at the time. Continue
I had read an article about these super-cool magnetic bumper stickers, CAUTION NEW DRIVER, and thought to myself. What a brilliant idea! Whenever I'm having my newly permitted child practice driving skills, I'll just slap it onto the back of the ol' van. Then all the other kindly drivers will be instantaneously aware and think to themselves, "Oh, look. How sweet, a new driver. I'll give him a nice, wide berth so he has plenty of room as he…
Added by Holly Bowne on February 27, 2010 at 8:28pm —
If you missed "Welcome to Suburbia: As the Neighbors Turn (Episode 1)" click here. Continue
For the rest of you, if you recall, I left off in my story with the hand model who had just moved in behind us.
Well, I noticed whenever my hubs was outside working in the yard with the kids, the hand model would always come up to the fence for a chat or bearing an invitation to a pool party she…
Added by Holly Bowne on February 12, 2010 at 7:21pm —
"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today."
-J. A. Spender
It seems that Mr. Spender got this one right. Procrastination is stressful. The thought, energy and worry devoted to the task put off are oftentimes greater than completing the task… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on March 10, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Practice preventive maintenance.
This will not only de-stress your life, but also save an unbelievable amount of time, money, headaches and heartache.
When it comes to material goods, all that you possess is in your stewardship. It's your responsibility to care for it so that it retains its value and purpose, otherwise why possess it?
So, first and foremost, purchase or keep nothing that you're not willing or able to properly maintain. If you… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on March 9, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Make duplicates of all your keys.
Discovering that you're locked out of your house or vehicle is a most frustrating and stressful dilemma; but it needn't be. Plan ahead and avoid that scenario. Here are some additional suggestions:
Keep spare car keys in your wallet, not on your key ring.… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on March 7, 2009 at 7:30pm —
"Do nothing which, after being done, leads you to tell a lie." *
This is basic. If an action causes you shame, embarrassment
, NEVER DO IT AGAIN!
If you have enough forethought to consider these possibilities before committing an act, DO NOT COMMIT THAT ACT!
A lie eats away at
and sense of… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on March 6, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Write Down Everything!
Nothing is more stressful than failing to fulfill responsibilities or meet commitments, and conversely, nothing is more gratifying than knowing you are completely reliable. What's the easiest way to achieve this?
Give your memory a break and keep a calendar on which everything
you must accomplish is noted
Write down appointment times,
and who's… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on March 4, 2009 at 7:30pm —
What, exactly, is it?
According to Wikipedia,
"STRESS is a biological term which refers to the consequences of the failure of a human or animal body to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats to the organism, whether actual or imagined.
"It includes a state of alarm and adrenaline production, short-term… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on February 27, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Looking Toward the New Year!
13. Move Outside of the Box
Happy New Year!!! As we look at the new year we need to focus on a few things if we really want to heal this next year. Get ready to leave the panic and anxiety behind! Don't get overwhelmed - Don't work on everything at once these are only things to keep in the back of your mind! One Step at a Time.
You Can't Hide in Your Closet Forever!
Many times I have thought of how scary it is to drive.… Continue
Added by The Hatched Egg on January 11, 2009 at 12:52am —
Happy New Year!!! As we look at the new year we need to focus on a few things if we really want to heal this next year. Get ready to leave the panic and anxiety behind!
Don't get overwhelmed - Don't work on everything at once these are only things to keep in the back of your mind! One Step at a Time.
How is your bedtime habit?
Think about the hour before you go to bed. Are you racing around, trying to finish everything? Already stressing about tomorrow? Or do you… Continue
Added by The Hatched Egg on January 8, 2009 at 1:14pm —