Sunday, April 25, 2010

When Does Your Kid Know More Than You?

My phone is a Samsung Rogue.

I use it to TALK to people and occasionally take some pictures.

Apparently it does a lot more than that. Do I know how to Twitter or Facebook on my phone? Nope. Attach pictures, send e-mails, and merge calls, not a clue.

Can my kids? Well...yes. Even my 9 year old has a better grip on my phone than I do.

Does she have a phone of her own? No. I don’t know where she learned this stuff.

I guess I could sit down and read the manual, but who has time for that? It’s not like my kids did.

I just let them show me how to do it. It makes their day.

Monday, April 19, 2010

ADHD and an Organic Lifestyle

I have recently started living an organic lifestyle. It has helped me loose a fair amount of weight and I feel good about what I'm putting in my body.

My organic lifestyle started out as my own little project, but my family has seen my success and has embraced the change in their lives too.

It made a lot of sense to me to avoid all of those chemicals, pesticides, and hormones. It feels good to help maintain mother earth too.

Getting off of sleeping meds was another goal of mine. The organic lifestyle has eliminated my need for Ambien too.

I did not like the idea of being dependent on drugs. I really didn't like that idea for my daughter either, but her doctor suggested medication for her insomnia and ADHD.

Strattera and Vistaril are the medications my daughter will be taking. They don't sound very organic.

I hope they work, but just in case I'll be doing my homework on-line to see what I can do to treat her problems organically.

The Shiny Blue Bottle

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Indio, California, United States
My 9-year-old daughter gave me a bottle for my birthday. She told me the shiny blue bottle was filled with her love. I'm not sure I'll ever get a better gift.