Suicide and Low Academic Performance

I haven’t talked much about suicide prevention this month (September is Suicide Prevention Month).  Probably bc it hits close to home for me.  I lost 2 former students and a family member to suicide and, sadly, my experience is more common than not. I did some research on the correlation between low grades or lowContinue reading “Suicide and Low Academic Performance”

New Year, New Student: 3 Steps to Receive Accommodations at School

Want a New Student in 2019? As a teacher, I have sat across a conference table from dozens of parents requesting accommodations for their ADHD child. Adopting accommodations can make a significant improvement in a child’s performance.   A Reason to Celebrate After about 4 years of blood, sweat, tears (and moolah) spent on myContinue reading “New Year, New Student: 3 Steps to Receive Accommodations at School”

Crying in line at Five Guys

Crying in line at Five Guys Sometimes momentous occasions happen at a simple place and time. I stayed up until 4am on December 24th. I purchased an additional line and phone number for my son for Christmas. It was the best $20/month I’ve ever spent. No data, just the bliss that comes with knowing myContinue reading “Crying in line at Five Guys”

Can Essential Oils Treat ADHD Symptoms?

I’m on a journey to understand how essential oils work and if they can help treat our family’s ADHD.  In this post I will describe how I’ve used essential oils to treat sleep problems, focus issues and to calm the brain during and after emotional outbursts.   If you’re looking for tactical information on howContinue reading “Can Essential Oils Treat ADHD Symptoms?”

New Year, New Student: 3 Steps to Receive Accommodations at School

Want a New Student in 2018? As a teacher, I have sat across a conference table from dozens of parents requesting accommodations for their ADHD child. Adopting accommodations can make a significant improvement in a child’s performance.   A Reason to Celebrate After about 4 years of blood, sweat, tears (and moolah) spent on myContinue reading “New Year, New Student: 3 Steps to Receive Accommodations at School”

Thanksgiving Blessings

Thanksgiving was a wild success this year. When things run smooth and are full of sweet memories, it feels like a dream.  Holidays can be this special if you know when to join in and when to take a break. Thanksgiving Memories From the time I can remember, Thanksgiving was expertly executed by my Moma.Continue reading “Thanksgiving Blessings”