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Gift List for Kids with NeuroDevelopmental Challenges

Finding toys for children with neurodevelopmental challenges can be daunting sometimes. Many or our kids have preferences and obsessions that we DON’T want to keep feeding yet we can buy all sorts of toys that they will never look twice at let alone play with...

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Healthy and EASY Snack List

I was recently asked about recommendations for kid-friendly snacks. In particular, snacks that kids can take to school. If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to be motivated every.single.day. to cook/bake/plan/prepare/clean/shop for the other humans that live in our...

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Guilt Free Lemon Gummies

A great way to get some gut healing food in your child is to make gummies. These lemon gummies are super easy to make and provide a ton of nutritional goodness.           Ingredients: ¾ cup Organic Lemonade ¼ cup Organic Lemon Juice 1 Tablespoon Xylitol (from Birch,...

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Dear Worried and Weary Mom

Congratulations on entering the Natural Healing and Recovery World. I know you are equal parts excited, nervous, scared and confused. It’s OK to sit with those feelings – we’ve all been there. Welcome. This will be the most challenging and most rewarding experience of...

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Avocado Banana Chocolate Cookies! ~ From Paleo Leap

These cookies are seriously good. And if you are transitioning to a grain-free diet, it's a great "treat" to offer the kids (or adults) who aren't fully convinced that grain-free is what they need. If you make these per the recipe, they'll be very soft which is great...

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Almond Flour Chicken Nuggets

If you have a kid - chances are they love chicken nuggets. The chances are also high those nuggets are made with ingredients that are not so great for the gut, the nervous system and the immune system. Have no fear - here's a great recipe for making your own delicious...

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Hey, Let’s Go Boating!

All children need exposure to new experiences. For most people, it goes something like this: Hey – let’s take the kids boating tomorrow. For me, it’s more like this: One year prior, make a goal to have a boating experience for son. 3 months prior to an actual boating...

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Unfollow Your Way to Freedom

Have you heard of “The Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo? It’s a wonderful method for decluttering your house and your life. Last night I decided to apply this method to my social media. Specifically, Facebook.   Facebook is an absolute necessity in my life. My...

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What Am I Going to Feed My Kid?!?!

  When people transition from one dietary lifestyle to another, the biggest concern is often 1. If their kids are going to eat any of the new foods and 2. If their kids are going to eat any of the new foods. Going from a Standard American Diet (SAD) to Gluten...

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Jicama – It Does a Body Good

  Do you make Jicama a regular part of your diet? After learning about all of its nutritional benefits, you might just want to consider doing that! Jicama is one of the very low-calorie root vegetables; carrying only 35 calories per 100 g. However, its...

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Survival Strategies for a Successful Blood Draw

Having a child with Neuro-Developmental challenges means that practically EVERYTHING is harder. It also means that sometimes you have to do things they are NOT going to understand but are necessary for understanding and monitoring their medical status. Blood draws are...

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How a Healthy Digestive System Works

  Many times when I talk to people about how important gut health is and how it impacts the brain, people will say they don’t have gut issues.  And then they’ll go on and talk about achy joints, eczema, an inability to focus and pooping only every 2 days except...

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“Amy has been a tremendous resource for me over the last few years. I have come to rely on her wisdom and sage advice for guidance in the world of healing and health. She is one of the most grounded people I know and I trust her fully.“

Thalia Michelle, Co-Founder, Thinking Mom’s Revolution