What can I tell you about myself. I’ve been married twice and I have 3 children, 19, 7 & 5. My oldest is from my first marriage. I’ve dealt with ADHD squirrel issues and depression since grade school and my first marriage was physically and emotionally abusive. Needless to say, I’ve dealt with a lot of self confidence and self esteem issues over the years.
Things started to shift about 5 years ago. My husband and I were stressing over our daughter, then 2, not going to sleep at night, no matter what we tried. I reached out online and was introduced to Kristen, a homeschooling mom of 5 boys (only had 4 then). Having also dealt with a house full of crazy, she felt our pain and offered us a solution. Night 1 - what normally took more than 2 hours only took about 1. Night 2 - down do about 30-45 minutes. Same thing nights 3 and 4 ...we were hooked.
2 important things happened that week; the start of some amazing friendships and the start of a new way of taking care of my family..
The friendships I have gained the last 5 years have made such an incredible impact. I have had a shoulder to cry on, an ear to vent to, and the support, prayers, and encouragement of amazing women. They have helped me to find my confidence and to have faith in myself again.
How I started caring for my family also changed. We started removing some of the toxic chemicals from our home and supporting our health naturally. We started sleeping better and dropped to mainly to our scheduled well-baby visits.
Now, 5 years later, we are seeing even more benefits from a changed way of life. Not only are we staying healthy but we are taking better care of ourselves mentally. I’m able to counter those overwhelming moments that come with squirrel issues. I hold on to those last few frayed nerves a little longer when kids have been stomping all over them. It’s easier to deal with the emotions of my past and to deal with them in positive ways.
This new way of living and the friends I’ve met over the last 5 years have made such an amazing impact on our lives and I know that you can experience the same impacts.
I’m learning more each and everyday and can’t wait to to join you on your journey. And friend, you are NOT alone.