Category Archives: Parenting

I don’t sleep well anymore… I Snore. Do I have Sleep Apnea? Do I need a CPAP Sleep Machine?

Sleep: I find it pretty frustrating that something I’ve done every day for my entire 42 years of life could be something that I continually get worse at doing well. Why is it so hard to sleep? Why don’t I sleep well? If I practiced shooting free throws for 8 hours per day for 42

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Exploding Breakfast Sandwiches! An Easy and Exciting Breakfast for Little Kids

A while back, my infinitely creative wife culled up what turned out to be an exciting, very fun and super easy breakfast idea for our five-year-old son. An unofficial culinary wizard (by that I mean she binge-watches cooking contest shows entire seasons at a clip while studying and learning from them), but incredibly busy building her non-profit

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bedroom converted to therapy room for hyperactive child

Active Therapeutic Sensory Bedroom for our Angry, Hyperactive Child (ODD & ADHD)

My son is and always has been very energetic.  When he was 1-2 years old, anyone that took care of him, be it a nanny, a sitter, or a daycare worker would be sure to let us know.  Early on, the nicer caregivers politely termed him as being “very busy.”   Then it was “strong-willed.”  As

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helping my hyperactive son learn to read using swing movement therapy

How I Help My Angry Hyperactive 5 Year Old Learn To Read (ODD & ADHD)

While my son is still a bit too young to be officially diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), he has been officially diagnosed by a licensed child neuro-psychologist as having ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder).  The psychologist has also indicated that the ADHD diagnosis is likely to come as he enters school age (he is

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InYard Therapy Swing Box Contents

InYard Therapy Swing Review (& Hammock Chair Swing Stand)

My wife and I adopted our (nearly) 5 year old son from the Clark County foster care system here in Las Vegas.  Once I figure out how I want to write publicly about our experience as foster and now adoptive parents (i.e. what to make public and what to keep private), I’ll be writing more

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Halloween Candy given up for toys from the Great Pumpkin

How to Get Your Child to Give Up His/Her Halloween Candy

Every year when Halloween rolls around our child suddenly has a bucket load of Halloween candy and because we don’t want him to ingest that much sugar, the question becomes, “How do we get our child to give up his Halloween Candy“.  Last year after watching an on-demand replay of the old ABC Halloween Special

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