ADHD, also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a condition that causes children and teens to have difficulty controlling their behavior. Until recently, ADHD was a condition that was only diagnosed in children between the ages of 6 and 12 years of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics released new ADHD guidelines at the annual pediatric meetings last year. Now it is possible to diagnose and treat kids as young as 4 years of age. If a preschool child is diagnosed with ... Continue Reading
Sweet treats for you next classroom birthday party – without the cupcake and cake.
Sending a birthday treat into the classroom each year for my kids has always been a challenge. Classroom rules have changed and many schools do not want you to send in cupcakes or sweets. I guess the teachers got sick of dealing with all the kids on a sugar high. I just don’t understand. Seriously, I do not blame them in the slightest; I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes either. But they took the easiest solution away from us moms, so what now? Kids are picky and you want to appeal to the ... Continue Reading
Learn how your dogs can get heartworms, how to treat it, and how to prevent it.
Working in dog rescue, we see more than our fair share of heartworm positive dogs. We also get numerous questions related to heartworms and myths about heartworm infection. So, I thought I would do a write up on the topic and hopefully help arm you with knowledge. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, please ask. If I do not know the answer, I will find it for you. Near the end of this post I will share a very affordable treatment and prevention option for heartworms. I am NOT a ... Continue Reading
The Candy Fairy is a great way to swap out your Halloween sweets for other treats.
Ever heard of the Candy Fairy? You may want to incorporate this into your Halloween traditions. With the welcome arrival of cooler temperatures and the month of October, our thoughts turn to planning Halloween festivities, choosing costumes, and trick-or-treating with our children. Do you know how trick-or-treating got its start? Its beginnings can be traced back to Britain and All Souls' Day when poor villagers would go from door to door beseeching homeowners for treats called, "soul ... Continue Reading
Find haunting Halloween recipes for all your favorite spooky treats.
It's almost Halloween and time for Halloween recipes. As I look outside my window, I see the beginning signs of fall, just a pane of glass between us, the leaves wave to me as the wind whirls them back and forth on the branches, as if to say, "Hello". I love the fall season-football games, back to school (and new back to school outfits), chilly nights, and the fall colors-all put me in the autumn mood. When I think of fall, my thoughts wander to the visions of candy corns dancing in my head, ... Continue Reading