Sunday, August 29, 2010

2 Week Update

I must say that things continue to look positive on the fish oil front.  Who knew!?!?!

As much as I LOVE Goose, there were many times I couldn't stand to be around her because it was CONSTANT crying, screaming, throwing or hitting.  Talking calmly, screaming, time outs, spankings, soap, NOTHING seemed to faze this child when she was in "that" mood.

We still have emotional outbursts, but not nearly as intense as before & she seems able to defuse herself much quicker.   I am not on edge wondering when the next MAJOR melt down will occur.  This in turn has allowed me to be more at ease and really enjoy my time with Goose.  Just this weekend we made Zucchini bread and it was FUN!!!!

Also, she seems to be able to concentrate better.  One would have thought she was an ultimate blonde (sorry to all my blonde readers)  before.  I had to give her one instruction at a time (have you ever tried to get ready in the morning with a child like that.  Goose, please put your shirt on.  Goose put your pants on. Goose, Goose, Goose ....)  Now I can just do the general instruction of Goose, please get dressed and know that it will get done.

Before I get flamed for my honesty, I DON'T expect my child to be perfect & I know that she will get side tracked some.  If you have ever lived with a child that has behavioral issues and ADD tendencies then you would understand . .

more updates to come :o)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

1 week

ok not quite, but close enough, since Goose started fish oil.  I can't say that I've seen a huge change in behavior yet BUT there is one thing that it has helped tremendously.  *drum roll please*

Goose's upper arms and chest use to look like this .....

yep that nasty chicken skin look that KP (Keratosis Pilaris) provides has cleared up!!!  I would say that it looks like this now .......

(isn't that just the cutest thing you've ever seen)

Ok maybe her skin isn't that soft YET but it's so nice that she's not so self conscience of her arms because you can not see a bump any where.  If you rub your hands across the skin, it feels a lil bumpier than most people skin, but we will gladly take it!

Happy Saturday everyone!!!  I am off to Toledo to see a local musician/band and just relax!!! 

Monday, August 16, 2010


As some of you who've been around for awhile know, Goose is a handful.  She was placed in counseling during school last year because of her high risk behaviors.  On top of that she is a VERY emotional gal (ie angers easily, cries at the drop of a pin, etc).

I was going to push to have her evaluated to see if she falls on a spectrum somewhere.  Not so I could use the diagnosis as a crutch, but so we could approach her with the needed resources.  Our doctor is concerned, but wants to see how the start of school goes.  In the mean time I have done some research of my own.

Many know that fish oil is a natural supplement for heart & cholestorol health.  BUT it has been shown to help with moods & behaviors also.  The research I have found show that there are children who are known ADD/ADHD, on the Autism spectrum, or depressed & who have been able to stop their medicines because of Fish Oil.  A lightbulb went off in my head ... A NATURAL supplement that may help Goose. 

Needless to say, last night I gave Goose her first dose.  I was afraid because I didn't get the sublingual drops but the soft gels that rival prenatals.  She took a sip of water then placed the pill in her mouth. Another sip of water & gulp.  Did it go down???  A quick peek showed nope.  She's laughing and I am smiling saying take another drink & try again.  Once again - FAIL.  My last encouragement - I told her to chug her water *laugh*  and guess what it worked!

So here is to Fish Oil & my little experiment.  I will try to keep you all update.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Days 5 & 6

Day 5 -->  Something you hope to do in your life.
To make a difference in people's lives.  Whether that is just by being the best I can be or by actually being able to get my hands in a project to do so.

Day 6 --> Something you hope you never have to do.
Bury one of my girls.  I know that the possibility is there - I have seen my grandma bury 2 of her 3 children & the grief it has brought.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Day 04

Something you have to forgive someone for

I need to forgive a person for their past mistakes so that we can move forward. 
It is harder than it seems though because in the back of my mind I am fearful it will happen again.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

DAYS 2 & 3

Something you love about yourself

My compassion for others

how expressive my eyes are

but most of all I LOVE that over the last year I have become comfortable with who I am!
from looks to personality I love that I am okay with me

Something you have to forgive yourself for

Wow this is a hard one as part of learning to love myself included forgiving myself of all my mistakes & faults.  From being overweight, to being mentally unstable at times, to the relationships I have lost because of my personality.  The list could go on.

WAIT I know ... I need to forgive myself for not always being the best mom & wife.  That is a daily forgiveness for me because I know that I am not perfect!

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Something you hate about yourself

This prompt reminded me of this post: Me at My Worst

I still have to say the thing I hate most about myself is the automatic reaction when I feel hurt or violated.  I take such pride in what I do and I care passionately about all I do that when I am challenged (or told I am wrong etc, etc, etc) that I instantly crumble.  Once I get all the emotion out I am okay & able to absorb what was said  & then apply it (if I think it is worthwhile advice)

30 Day Challenge

Well after a long break I found something that peaked my interest enough to draw me out of my blog hibernation. 

There is a 30 Days of Truth challenge going on out in the blogasphere - I found the information HERE BUT because I am lazy I'm going to post all 30 days prompts here also :o) 

Day 01 → Something you hate about yourself.

Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.

Day 03 → Something you have to forgive yourself for.

Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.

Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.

Day 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.

Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.

Day 08 → Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.

Day 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.

Day 10 → Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.

Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.

Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.

Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)

Day 14 → A hero that has let you down. (letter)

Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.

Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.

Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.

Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.

Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?

Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.

Day 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?

Day 22 → Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.

Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.

Day 24 → Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)

Day 25 → The reason you believe you’re still alive today.

Day 26 → Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?

Day 27 → What’s the best thing going for you right now?

Day 28 → What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?

Day 29 → Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.

Day 30 → A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself
Because this is my blog, I may or may not post on every single one.  YES I know that part of the challenge is to do so, but you know what I have learned that it's ok to "color" outside the lines in life