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 … [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 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 … [Read more...] about Tutorial: How to Make a Strip Quilt
In my quest to be healthier, I have been focusing on the failures a lot, so today I am going to focus on my successes. I went swimming. I did a few laps and did some walking in the water. This is something I do with a young woman with autism, and it's good for both of us because without her I wouldn't be getting the exercise or making myself wear a bathing suit (something I find very difficult, especially at the local pool in my very small town where I always run into someone I know). I … [Read more...] about Healthy Me progress
I had planned to post daily about what I have eaten and what exercise I've done. The truth is, one of those lists would be too long and one too short...I'll let you figure out which is which. Of course, I have my excuses...I have a terrible cold, and my youngest hurt himself, and my husband was sick, and now I've hurt my hand ... and a box of chocolate came from Hersheys today, not to mention the goodies that came from Glenny's the other day. It is healthy, so I can eat a lot of it, … [Read more...] about New diet FAIL
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