DMAE is making a come back!


I have written posts about this supplement before and decided it was time to revisit it! A few years ago a worker at the local health food store recommended DMAE for help with cognitive reasoning and academic improvement.  Our son struggles with understanding basic concepts and teachings. When we first started him on the supplement he was almost non-verbal, he could indicate some of his needs but could not form sentences and was difficult to comprehend.  Within the first day he started verbalizing during play time by making noises or playing sounds with his cars.  

Each day we gave him the DMAE he started talking more, I had also read a book about giving him fish oil to help the speech and found that between the two he was starting to make a little more sense in his speech.

Well, over time schedules became busy and his speech was doing really well that when the supplement ran out I didn’t purchase anymore. As our son is getting older I am noticing that we are starting to meet the delayed milestones that were previously missed, and we decided to try him on the supplement again.

Now…., we are learning that our son has a sarcastic side and a funny sense of humor.  When trying to reach his vitamins one day, his older sister was in the way and he kept saying: “Excuse me, excuse me”
When she realized what he wanted, she told him to just go ahead and get his vitamins. His response to her was “I will if you move out of my way.”

To some people that is not significant, to those who have been on this journey that tells us that the brain is starting to connect or has been connecting but couldn’t express it….. until now!

If you have not heard of DMAE before, check out your local health food store and talk to one of the workers there about it or better yet research the information.  Our brain needs DMAE to function correctly but for some they do not have enough of the nutrient to function correctly.  You can also take it if you just want to increase your IQ!

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Why my faith is so strong!


In this journey of trials and joys, many along the way get exhausted and lose faith that things may ever change for their child. Yes, I won’t lie, there are days that it seems my son will not learn what he is being taught and there are others where he is making amazing progress.

A few years ago, our beloved dog passed away while we were on a trip.  Nathan “seemed” to understand that she was no longer alive, but I wasn’t certain. It wasn’t until about a few months ago he started asking prayers that we would get two dogs. He had already picked out their names (he wanted to name them after some friends), when out of the blue we had a stray cat show up and adopt us! She came when the girls were in the middle of recording one of their music videos and ended up participating in the video; since then she has been a part of three other tapings.

I know this cat was an answer to prayer since my husband is not a person who likes cats, and she managed to win him over! Several times we had to bring her in from the cold and she seemed to be completely trained to use the litter box, and understand boundaries without a lot of training. She just seemed to slip into our lives with the perfect fit.  Nathan has become very protective of her and searches for her if she is gone on hunting sprees for a long time, as well as any perceived danger to her he reacts very strongly too 🙂

Since the start of my pregnancy with my son, I have had a lot of negative predictions which all turned out positive. Contrary to the doctor’s thoughts, my son did survive the pregnancy, he is able to walk and talk, no, we don’t need to put him in a home for the sake of the family and he is starting to make more improvements as we continue in this journey.  We have taken our son to multiple specialists, therapists, doctors and made him endure a lot of medical testing just to be told he was not going to make it to where he is today.

Nathan will be 12 this year and we are just starting skills of tying shoes, folding clothes, holding a pencil and being able to make a few letters, these are daily functions that we have been trying to teach him over the years and it is taking time for him to retain it! We are also looking forward to teaching him to ride a bike this summer!

Even though it may seem like things won’t change or get better, have faith that they will! If we had given up our son would not be where he is today due to pessimistic thoughts and statements.  I want to encourage you that if things are taking a while to sink in, please don’t give up.  If medical insurance doesn’t cover a procedure DON’T stop helping your child or loved one; “some” of the therapy and training they receive in “class” can be taught at home! Have your loved one help with simple tasks and chores not only will it give them a little independence but also increase their mobility and dexterity.

If your child has the urge to pray for something or someone special to him/her be prepared to be amazed at the answer to the prayer! You may be surprised! 🙂

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Why my faith is so strong!


In this journey of trials and joys, many along the way get exhausted and lose faith that things may ever change for their child. Yes, I won’t lie, there are days that it seems my son will not learn what he is being taught and there are others where he is making amazing progress.

A few years ago, our beloved dog passed away while we were on a trip.  Nathan “seemed” to understand that she was no longer alive, but I wasn’t certain. It wasn’t until about a few months ago he started asking prayers that we would get two dogs. He had already picked out their names (he wanted to name them after some friends), when out of the blue we had a stray cat show up and adopt us! She came when the girls were in the middle of recording one of their music videos and ended up participating in the video; since then she has been a part of three other tapings.

I know this cat was an answer to prayer since my husband is not a person who likes cats, and she managed to win him over! Several times we had to bring her in from the cold and she seemed to be completely trained to use the litter box, and understand boundaries without a lot of training. She just seemed to slip into our lives with the perfect fit.  Nathan has become very protective of her and searches for her if she is gone on hunting sprees for a long time, as well as any perceived danger to her he reacts very strongly too 🙂

Since the start of my pregnancy with my son, I have had a lot of negative predictions which all turned out positive. Contrary to the doctor’s thoughts, my son did survive the pregnancy, he is able to walk and talk, no, we don’t need to put him in a home for the sake of the family and he is starting to make more improvements as we continue in this journey.  We have taken our son to multiple specialists, therapists, doctors and made him endure a lot of medical testing just to be told he was not going to make it to where he is today.

Nathan will be 12 this year and we are just starting skills of tying shoes, folding clothes, holding a pencil and being able to make a few letters, these are daily functions that we have been trying to teach him over the years and it is taking time for him to retain it! We are also looking forward to teaching him to ride a bike this summer!

Even though it may seem like things won’t change or get better, have faith that they will! If we had given up our son would not be where he is today due to pessimistic thoughts and statements.  I want to encourage you that if things are taking a while to sink in, please don’t give up.  If medical insurance doesn’t cover a procedure DON’T stop helping your child or loved one; “some” of the therapy and training they receive in “class” can be taught at home! Have your loved one help with simple tasks and chores not only will it give them a little independence but also increase their mobility and dexterity.

If your child has the urge to pray for something or someone special to him/her be prepared to be amazed at the answer to the prayer! You may be surprised! 🙂

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Why my faith is so strong!


In this journey of trials and joys, many along the way get exhausted and lose faith that things may ever change for their child. Yes, I won’t lie, there are days that it seems my son will not learn what he is being taught and there are others where he is making amazing progress.

A few years ago, our beloved dog passed away while we were on a trip.  Nathan “seemed” to understand that she was no longer alive, but I wasn’t certain. It wasn’t until about a few months ago he started asking prayers that we would get two dogs. He had already picked out their names (he wanted to name them after some friends), when out of the blue we had a stray cat show up and adopt us! She came when the girls were in the middle of recording one of their music videos and ended up participating in the video; since then she has been a part of three other tapings.

I know this cat was an answer to prayer since my husband is not a person who likes cats, and she managed to win him over! Several times we had to bring her in from the cold and she seemed to be completely trained to use the litter box, and understand boundaries without a lot of training. She just seemed to slip into our lives with the perfect fit.  Nathan has become very protective of her and searches for her if she is gone on hunting sprees for a long time, as well as any perceived danger to her he reacts very strongly too 🙂

Since the start of my pregnancy with my son, I have had a lot of negative predictions which all turned out positive. Contrary to the doctor’s thoughts, my son did survive the pregnancy, he is able to walk and talk, no, we don’t need to put him in a home for the sake of the family and he is starting to make more improvements as we continue in this journey.  We have taken our son to multiple specialists, therapists, doctors and made him endure a lot of medical testing just to be told he was not going to make it to where he is today.

Nathan will be 12 this year and we are just starting skills of tying shoes, folding clothes, holding a pencil and being able to make a few letters, these are daily functions that we have been trying to teach him over the years and it is taking time for him to retain it! We are also looking forward to teaching him to ride a bike this summer!

Even though it may seem like things won’t change or get better, have faith that they will! If we had given up our son would not be where he is today due to pessimistic thoughts and statements.  I want to encourage you that if things are taking a while to sink in, please don’t give up.  If medical insurance doesn’t cover a procedure DON’T stop helping your child or loved one; “some” of the therapy and training they receive in “class” can be taught at home! Have your loved one help with simple tasks and chores not only will it give them a little independence but also increase their mobility and dexterity.

If your child has the urge to pray for something or someone special to him/her be prepared to be amazed at the answer to the prayer! You may be surprised! 🙂

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