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What Effect Does Diet Have on Kids with ADHD and Autism?

June 18, 2015

What effect DOES diet have on kids with ADHD and Autism? It’s a question being asked more and more frequently by parents, health professionals, and educators. Does what our children eat have any effect on their behavior? As a parent of a child with ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome, I’ve asked this question myself. Can my son’s behavior […]

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Finding the Balance

November 9, 2014

Balance! It’s a quest many of us crazy busy moms are on for what seems like eternity.  We’ve got our kids’ school projects, carpool schedule, sports practices, meal planning, grocery shopping, endless laundry, and more while trying to keep up with all our other responsibilities as well.  What’s a mom to do!? I don’t know […]

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Summer Recap and Thoughts on Commitment

August 21, 2014

What a summer!  So, I haven’t blogged in quite a few weeks; I’ve taken this time to try to recoup from the crazy months we’ve had and reflect on not only where I’ve been, but where I’m heading.  I’ve mentioned on my Facebook page that I would be recapping the summer a bit (including the […]

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Where Am I? My Journey Home

June 19, 2014

Where have I been? Or rather, where am I? So it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged and there’s a good reason for that.  I’ve been traveling. Again. And when I say traveling, this time I mean REALLY traveling.  Once again our family kissed the good ole’ USA goodbye and headed back overseas to the little […]

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Nutrition for Young Athletes

February 10, 2014

Nutrition for Young Athletes by Susan Kihleng As moms, we’re often headed in a gazillion different directions a day.  Some of us have kids in multiple different sports and are literally being pulled in different directions.  I write a lot on nutrition for us as moms, but how do we keep our young athletes in […]

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Growing Healthy Kids: School Lunch Ideas

January 16, 2014

I get a lot of requests for ideas on how to get kids to eat healthy.  Considering I have 5 kids of my own, I can assure you that while it can be a challenge at times to keep our kids healthy, it’s far from impossible!  I’m going to share with you some of the […]

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Looking for the Raindrops in the Dry Land of Waiting

November 18, 2013

Looking for the Raindrops in the Dry Land of Waiting  Waiting…even the word has a sound of expectancy and impatience.  Are you at a waiting stage of your life?  I know I am.  We’re in the United States right reporting on our ministry work in the Micronesian islands and while it’s exciting to see friends […]

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ADHD and Asperger Syndrome: There Is Hope!

October 3, 2013

“Have you ever considered there could be something wrong with him?  As in medically?” The question took me by surprise and for a few moments I could barely respond.  The feelings that took over shocked me as they weren’t feelings of defense or anger but actually relief!  Relief that maybe it wasn’t all my fault, […]

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Travel Time! Staying Healthy On the Road

September 12, 2013

One thing I hear often from those in my Challenge Groups and others I coach is that they were doing so well with their workouts and healthy lifestyle and then went on vacation or had a business trip or for some reason had to travel – and guess what?  They “fell off the wagon”, completely […]

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Take Time To Celebrate!

June 10, 2013

How Do You Celebrate? I live a busy life, no question about that.  I’m a full-time, stay-at-home-homeschool-mom of 5, assist my husband full-time in our ministry in Micronesia, and run a successful online health and wellness business.  I live by schedules and plans – it’s the only way I can get through each day!  But […]

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