Accepting the Autism Diagnosis I was recently reminded of the early days and months of our child’s autism diagnosis. Did we accept the diagnosis right away? Well, our son was too young for an official diagnosis. In those “early days,” he was developmental delayed. We were given a provisional diagnosis from a California Regional Center which gave him … [Read more...] about Accepting the Autism Diagnosis
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The following is a guest post from Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW In October, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a healthy, happy, vegan-eating, marathon running mother with no family history, my diagnosis rocked my world. As a nurse and social worker, I now found myself on the other side of the bed. As much as I wish that I could have shielded my husband and children … [Read more...] about Talking To Your Kids About Your Cancer Diagnosis
Michael Douglas, who has been struggling with stage 4 throat cancer for the past few months, decided to be completely open and honest with his kids about his diagnosis. Michael, 65, and wife Catherine Zeta Jones revealed the news to their two youngest children – Dylan, 10 and Carys, 7 – together. Keeping the news a secret wasn’t even an option. “I … [Read more...] about Michael Douglas Opens Up to Kids About Cancer Diagnosis
Did you know that having an abnormally high or low thyroid can cause you to miscarry and wreak havoc on your body? January is Thyroid Awareness Month? I thought talking about how vital our thyroid is to our body functions, including pregnancy, would be a great way to start the year off. One of the first things that I tell new clients is to have a blood test to check their … [Read more...] about Is Your Thyroid to Blame?
As a Mom if you put an emphasis on health it will motivate your children to eat better and be more active. Your involvement is crucial, and even better, get the entire family on board, engaged and focused on health. It changes the focus from losing weight to choosing the right foods and being active to stay healthy. When everyone in the family gets involved, it demonstrates … [Read more...] about Taking a Family Approach to Health and Weight Loss