The Essential Guide to CBD for Autism and ADHD

The Essential Guide to CBD for Autism and ADHD

When all of the hoopla with CBD oil began, I remember vowing to myself, “I will NOT give my child marijuana.” Fast forward eighteen long months and a whole lot of trial and error with improving our son’s behavior, and I found myself holding our first tiny bottle of full-spectrum hemp oil. It took a … Read more

The Beginner’s Guide to Kombucha

The Beginner's Guide to Kombucha

I’ve often been told that my kitchen looks somewhat like a science lab with odd concoctions brewing on my counters.  Many people recognize things like sauerkraut and pickles, but the one that I get the most questions about is kombucha. Is it a mushroom? Is it Jello? Is it an alien?! It may look like something out … Read more

8 Back to School Solutions for Sensory Issues in Children

8 Back to School Tips for Kids with Sensory Processing Needs

The clock read 4:59 AM, taunting me with the fact that I still had one solemn minute before it would begin its blaring BEEP BEEP BEEP. I often wake just before my alarm, but this time I could sense something different. As I blearily rubbed my eyes, adjusting to the dark, I realized there was a … Read more

The Best Natural Supplements for ADHD and Autism

10 natural supplements for Autism and ADHD

When our oldest son was born, we had all of the same hopes and dreams that most parents have for their children. Would he grow up to be a doctor, a lawyer, a musician, or a chef? We dreamed of little league games, piano recitals, trips to Disneyworld, and more. Like all new parents, none … Read more

How to Create a Sensory Activities Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Long before our son was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, we already knew he had some pretty major sensory processing issues. Like many other kids who struggle with sensory processing, our son had some major sensory seeking and sensory avoiding behaviors. Out of desperation to control his behavior and help him with emotional regulation, we stumbled across … Read more

Easy Homemade Calming Magnesium Lotion

Calming Magnesium Lotion

I’ve talked before about the amazing health benefits of magnesium. This tiny powerhouse controls over 300 different functions in the human body, including bone health, mental health, heart health, and so much more. The problem is, most of us aren’t getting enough magnesium in our diet. Unless you are eating 100% organic and choosing foods … Read more

An Inside Look at Gut Microbiome Testing for Health

An inside look at gut microbiome testing for health

Most women want flowers, breakfast in bed, or a day at the spa for Mother’s Day…not me. This year, my husband ordered me an at home gut microbiome test. That’s right guys…I got a poop test for Mother’s Day. No, I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I was thrilled! I couldn’t wait for my kit to … Read more

Making Sense of Sensory Processing Issues in Kids

Making Sense of Sensory Processing Issues in Kids

I’ll never forget the time when we tried to serve our kids Pad Thai made with shirataki (low carb tofu noodles) instead of rice noodles. I figured that since Pad Thai was their favorite meal, a tiny swap wouldn’t be such a big deal. Boy was I wrong. Our daughter was only two and a … Read more

12 Practical Ways to Establish a Healthy Gut Microbiome

The top 12 ways to nourish a healthy gut microbiome

We’ve been on a bit of a cultured food kick in our home lately. My kitchen looks a little bit like a science experiment with my counters covered in jars containing funny looking floating specimens. I have kombucha, water kefir, gluten free sourdough, fermented pickles, and sauerkraut all on the go. My husband and I … Read more