What are the symptoms of ADHD? I wish there was a clear answer, or a quick blood test, that could give a definitive answer. For us, there were several things that lead to the diagnosis of our son. It wasn't because he was a high energy toddler. All of my children were/are high energy toddlers, and only one has ADHD. It was a lot of things combined: he started junior kindergarten as one of the oldest kids in the class (because his birthday is at the beginning of the year), yet he was far behind … [Read more...] about How do you know if your child has ADHD?
Archives for January 2011
This is a tutorial for how to make a strip quilt, or a diy rag quilt (whatever you prefer to call it). Be sure to read through the entire tutorial as I made some mistakes along the way and documented them for you. Needed: Various fabrics Ruler Rotary Tool Cutting Mat Thread Scissors, preferably spring loaded ones Once you have your fabric washed and ironed, line up the raw edges and smooth the fabric out onto the mat. Line your ruler up on the raw edge (not shown) and cut a straight line as … [Read more...] about Tutorial: How to Make a Strip Quilt
Fun fashion ideas are not as readily available for boys as they are for girls. That is why I thought the cool cuffs and rocker belts from Ladybugs and Lullabies were a really fun accessory. We received the Fire and Ice rocker belt and cool cuffs for boys age four to seven. Kellen just turned eight, but he's a bit of a lightweight, like all of my kids, so the belt and cuff fit him fine. The cuff has a snap button enclosure and Kellen said it is comfortable. He is happy to wear it around … [Read more...] about Cool Cuffs and Rocker Belts for boys
I didn't think that anyone could be more attached to a cell phone than I am to my blackberry, until my son ran out and bought himself an iPhone 4 on the day they were released here in Canada. We want to protect our phones, so we were happy to get Natural View Screen Protectors from 3M for the iPhone and for mine and my husband's blackberries. The 3M Natural View Screen Protector for Apple iPhone 4 is made specifically for that phone. The package has two protectors in it, in case you need … [Read more...] about 3M Natural View Screen Protectors
Earlier today, my family had the extreme pleasure of heading to the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario to watch DisneyLive! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show. The show was to start at 12:30pm, but we arrived early to make sure we got to see the fifteen minute pre-show. Before we could get comfortable though, the kids just had to have some souvenirs! After carefully looking over all of the wonderful Disney items available, including lifesize Woody and Jessie hats, Mickey and Minnie ears, … [Read more...] about DisneyLive Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show
Eight years ago today I was blessed with my second child, Kellen. He mended my broken heart after a devastating loss, and has continued to light up our lives and make us better people. His ADHD diagnosis has helped me learn more patience and change how I parent, and his incredible creativity and eagerness to learn always fascinates me. Happy Birthday Kel! I love you! … [Read more...] about Happy 8th Birthday Kellen