Category Archives: Take Care of Yourself

I (Nearly) Missed The Most Normal Special Need Ever

I (Nearly) Missed The Most Normal Special Need Ever

When raising a child with multiple special needs, we’d all like to think we’re observant parents. But I’ve found that while managing high-intensity conditions in my kids, it’s easy to miss the most “normal” childhood issues. In the wake of bipolar meltdowns, panic attacks, sensory processing challenges and behaviors driven by Reactive Attachment Disorder, I’ve…Continue Reading

Pounds in Weeks on Nutrisystem

Pounds in Weeks on Nutrisystem

The following post has been brought to you by my sponsor, Nutrisystem. Please see the full disclosure below. • As the year began, we all set out goals for ourselves… therapies, getting healthier, finally visiting family, cleaning the hall closet or getting a divorce (yes, that can be a goal for some).  For me, one…Continue Reading

Healthy Eating Habits vs Bad Habits

Healthy Eating Habits vs Bad Habits

The following post has been brought to you by my sponsor, Nutrisystem. Please see the full disclosure below. • There comes a time where old habits start to take over.  Where hunger from an ill-planned, hectic day takes over and forces your arms to do such things as reach for nibbles of your kids food……Continue Reading

An Easy Way to Add Exercise to Your Life

An Easy Way to Add Exercise to Your Life

Things went array.  My weight seemed to be sticking… which is why you should only weigh yourself one time per week, at the same time, in the same way.  I was a little annoyed with myself, considering myself not to have been sticking as strictly to the Nutrisystem® program (I have to admit). The last…Continue Reading

Top 10 Questions About Nutrisystem

Top 10 Questions About Nutrisystem

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my experience thus far with Nutrisystem.  Here are My Top 10 Questions (and answers) About Nutrisystem: How is the food?  Good.  Seriously.  Not bad.  I love the bagels, cereals, banana nut bread, angel food cake, carrot cake, raviolis, pizzas and more.  If you go into it knowing…Continue Reading

Family Fitness? Yes… Special Needs Style

Family Fitness? Yes… Special Needs Style

Family fitness. Family. Fitness. Hmm. Let me tell you a little about the Monster House family. We’re a family. We eat lots of cookies. We bake together. Fitness really isn’t a word in our vocabulary. Yet, even in a cookie loving family such as ours, I do try to sneak in some fun activities for…Continue Reading

When You Get Your Nutrisystem Order #NSNation

The best part of my quest for finding myself within my own skin is that I know what’s ‘wrong’ this time.  I know that it’s not just a matter of not necessarily being sedentary so much as not being purposefully moving.  I’m not moving myself in a way to keep myself healthy.  I also know…Continue Reading