Don’t be afraid to try other things to help your kids

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, so I checked out what you all are interested in most. Turns out I get the most clicks for: Supplements Acupuncture — does it work? Dr. Sims and Dr. Stacks — dentists… Continue Reading


Are you ticked off by negative comments?

My last post about my tic resolutions (what I can change, what I can’t, and having wisdom to know the difference) generated quite a bit of buzz here. While many people 100 percent got my point of view, I got… Continue Reading


Happy New Year! Tic resolutions?

Keeping this short as I’m at work. (Unless you’re my boss reading, in which case I am diligently coming up with 75 Examiner Headlines.) How was your Christmas? How are the tics? How are you dealing with them? One dear… Continue Reading


Acupuncture to the rescue: Tics reduced!

Keeping this short as I’m at work, but had to say that Stink is seeing relief already from one treatment of acupuncture last week. I am so relieved. Energy down, vocals almost gone, still major eye rolling and head shakes/head… Continue Reading


I spy new science on tic relief

Everyone in my group is kind of freaking out about tics, including me. Not sure if it’s Christmas or the weather or just stress from school, but they are in high gear. As a background, most of us have kids… Continue Reading


Skating in circles, not getting dizzy

Sunday after church we took the kids ice skating. For those of you who live in beautiful wintry wonderlands, picture a frozen pond surrounded by snow capped trees and cardinals. For those living in the city, like us, picture a… Continue Reading


Updated supplement list

Many of you have asked about Stink’s Supplement List. I have written several posts in the past about it here. But here is an update. Please note: This is what works for Stink, but might not work for you. TS… Continue Reading


Learning to be content

Easter and Passover are here. Didn’t we just have Christmas? How is this possible? As it is for us every Spring, Stink’s tics are up. Part of it has to do with the pollen. Part of it has to do… Continue Reading


A healthy, functioning son is worth more than a mound of medical bills

I am writing in response to the article, “Medical Bills Bankrupt Families of Mentally Ill Children,”  which is a topic poignant to my family at this time.  For the past few weeks, I’ve been checking our mailbox every day, making… Continue Reading


The connection between strep throat and Tourette Syndrome

I was very sick last week, as was my daughter the week before. For us, it was all about being knocked on our butt for a few days, sniffling like crazy, dealing with a few nights of sore throat because of postnasal… Continue Reading