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Ground-Breaking App Reveals Individualized ‘Gifts’ and Advantages of Children Living with ADD/HD


Ground-Breaking App Reveals Individualized ‘Gifts’ and Advantages of Children Living with ADD/HD
New ‘Managing the Gift’ App helps adolescent caregivers uncover and capitalize on distinct strengths, abilities and opportunities specific to each given child living with ADHD, ADD or HD

PHOENIX, AZ, September 4, 2013 – Internationally renowned child and adult ADD/HD expert, author and speaker Dr. Kevin Ross Emery (“Dr. Kevin”) today announced the release of a first-of-its-kind “Managing the Gift” App, which reveals the true potential of each given child living with ADD/HD. This App provides conscientious parents, educators and other caregivers with a more comprehensive and unbiased understanding of ADD/HD at large that negates common unfavorable labels and restrictive predispositions.

Unlike other ADHD Apps currently on the market that are merely self-diagnostic or generalized surface-level advice in nature, the pioneering Managing the Gift App goes well beyond with highly detailed, custom-tailored reports that help caregivers understand precisely how to best parent, guide, support, feed and educate each specific child living with ADHD, ADD or HD.  To facilitate this, among other features, the App uniquely offers a proprietary, personalized “Paint Your Child’s Portrait” interactive tool that reveals and defines a child’s distinct “ADD/HD personality” and, based on the individualized results, provides an expansive custom report that provides caregivers with valuable behavioral insights to recognize, utilize and maximize what Dr. Kevin calls the child’s “ADD/HD greatness.” The information gleaned from the custom-tailored reports also helps caregivers make critical decisions about diet, guidance and other common areas of concern and confusion, while also providing tools and techniques to help ensure the child flourishes amid the unique capabilities and aptitudes identified through the App.

In addition to the unique “Paint Your Child’s Portrait” and related reporting tool, the Managing the Gift App also offers direct access to informative instructional videos, books, and other highly vetted caregiver resources as well as relevant news and information feeds about ADHD.  App users will also be the first to gain access to Dr Kevin's peer support community when it is launched later this year, which will include streamlined access to Dr. Kevin.

The content and tools in this new application is the manifestation of Dr. Kevin’s more than 15 years of front-line ADD/HD counseling experience coupled with extensive field research for his books, “Managing the Gift of your ADD/HD Child” and “Managing the Gift: Alternative Approaches to Attention Deficit Disorder.
“The first step in understanding ADHD and ADD is knowing that they are simply labels, which are not meant to define or limit a child in any way,” urges Dr. Kevin. “Rather, the Managing the Gift App will give caregivers the knowledge and tools needed to truly comprehend the gifts–not the label–given to a child living with this diagnosis.”

“However well intended, society’s collective attempts to medically treat and otherwise manage ADD/HD individuals often negatively impacts their self-worth and self-esteem and significantly hinders their ability to reach their full potential,” Dr. Kevin continues. “Indeed, the stakes are high when it comes to finding a successful treatment plan, particularly for children.  Those who face criticism from parents, teachers and others for perceived laziness and bad behavior may face a lifetime of emotional problems. In addition, the loss of this population’s insights, brilliance and creativity–their greatness–is all too often sacrificed in order to help them ‘fit in’ to society. We as a culture need to celebrate and nurture those living with ADD/HD as they are so that they can, in turn, love and respect themselves and realize their full capabilities…to the benefit of us all.”

The Managing the Gift App is compatible with any iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod®Touch with iOS 5.1 or greater and is available for free in the iTunes Store. The optional "Paint Your Child's Portrait" feature reports are offered through the App for an additional nominal fee.

As with any medical issue, those concerned about the diagnosis, treatment and/or management of ADHD, ADD or HD are encouraged to speak to their physician.

About the Expert
Dr. Kevin Ross Emery’s books, “Managing the Gift of your ADD/HD Child” and “Managing the Gift: Alternative Approaches to Attention Deficit Disorder” are built upon more than 15 years of experience working with individuals of all ages living with Attention Deficit Disorder – and a lifetime of personal experience dealing with it himself. For more than two decades, Dr. Kevin has offered an approach to ADD/HD that reveals it as a gift that, when properly managed, contains the potential for formidable multitasking skills, creativity and more. Also an international speaker on the topic, Dr. Kevin was among the very first to publicly acknowledge ADD/HD as a step in the evolution of humanity that will eventually allow it to reach new levels of achievement – a view often at odds with a culture that can be quick to resort to medicating children who show signs of ADD/HD or who in some cases, don’t even meet that standard.  The titles of his books sum up Dr. Kevin’s intent – to assist parents in managing the gifts of their ADD/HD children – to not see it from the perspective of ADD/HD being a disease or disability, or from a perspective of drugs being the sole solution.  Dr. Kevin has worked with ADD/HD individuals of all ages – from young children to business owners seeking to balance their innovation with organization.  Learn more online at

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Mushroom's are good for you! #Fall4Mushrooms

White Button Nutritional Facts

Did you know for thousands of years the Eastern cultures have revered mushrooms’ health benefits.
"Mushrooms have long been celebrated as a source of powerful nutrients, but they can also help Americans meet the dietary recommendations set forth in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and Institute of Medicine’s Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D."
Often grouped with vegetables, mushrooms provide many of the nutritional attributes of produce, as well as attributes more commonly found in meat, beans or grains. Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium, yet they provide important nutrients, including selenium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin D and more.
Do we really need vitamin D?  "Vitamin D helps build and maintain strong bones by helping the body absorb calcium. Vitamin D is available by diet, supplements and sunlight, which is why D is also referred to as the “sunshine vitamin.  Below is one the great recipes
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Chili con Crimini
Makes 8 servings: 1 cup each
  • 1 pound crimini mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined peanut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, with some seeds, minced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons aged red wine vinegar
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can crushed roasted tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
  • 1½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1¼ teaspoons sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. In two batches, add the mushrooms to a food processor. Cover and pulse until finely chopped, but not mushy. Alternatively, finely chop mushrooms using a chef’s knife.
  2. Heat the oil in a stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño and sauté until the mushrooms are cooked through and onion is softened, about 8 minutes. Stir in the garlic and vinegar and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add the broth, tomatoes, chili powder, salt, and cinna mon and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 12 minutes. Stir in the beans and 2 tablespoons of the cilantro and simmer uncov ered, stirring occasionally, until desired consistency, about 12 minutes. Adjust seasoning.
  4. Spoon chili into bowls, top with the remaining cilantro, and serve.
Per serving: 150 calories, 2g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 26g total carbohydrate, 7g dietary fiber, 7g sugars, 9g protein
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Loaded Barbecue Baked Potato Casserole from Betty Crocker!

slices bacon
bag (24 oz) frozen mashed potatoes
cup milk
cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz)
oz (half of 8-oz package) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), cut into cubes
teaspoon pepper
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
container (8 oz) reduced-fat sour cream
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles, drained
cups shredded barbecue pork or beef
cup barbecue sauce
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired
  • 1Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.

  • In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp; drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Crumble bacon; set aside.

  • In large microwavable bowl, stir together mashed potatoes, reserved bacon drippings, the milk, pepper Jack cheese, cream cheese, pepper and 2 cups of the Cheddar cheese. Microwave uncovered on High 4 minutes. Stir in sour cream and chiles until well blended.

  • Spoon potato mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with bacon and remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Spoon pork evenly over cheese. Drizzle barbecue sauce over pork.

  • Bake uncovered 45 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley.

    It's time to enter GAF "Share What You Treasure" to win great Home Depot gift cards!

    GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is continuing its “Share

    What You Treasure” campaign by launching its third and final featured documentary webisode by

    critically acclaimed photographer and filmmaker James Minchin III to be released on September 4.

    You could possibly win weekly $100 gift cards to The Home Depot simply by sharing photos of what

    you treasure must under your roof at

    There will also be a grand prizewinner selected in November to win a $2500 shopping spree at The

    Home Depot!!

    Before you read on to see how to enter the campaign, let me share with you what I treasure most under Frugal Southern Mom's roof!!

    Here is my daughter and Mom acting silly! I love the time we spend together. We always find something to make us laugh! She is 23 now and she is my best friend! She is my treasure!

    To a dog the thing she treasure's the most is finding a warm spot on Mom's legs! Sometimes it the simple things that make you smile!

    Of course there are times we can just simply smile and act normal!!

    It can be taking the time to stop and smell the flowers and enjoy nature's treasure's!

    Here my daughter and Hubby are taking a much needed nap on Christmas Day!!  The normal everyday smiles, hugs, laughs and even tears from my family is what I treasure the most under my roof!

    Here's how to enter the GAF “Share What You Treasure” campaign: 

    • Sign into app in Facebook, start uploading photos and videos, and tell us what you treasure most about your home and family (your pets, your kids, your vintage car!

    • Each user will have a personal page where other users can view their “Fan Collections.” 

    • Weekly winners of a $100 Home Depot gift card

    • Grand prize winner to win a $2,500.00 Home Depot shopping spree

    GAF's “Protect What You Treasure Most” campaign kicked off on 2/14/13 with documentary video of what  J.D. treasures under his roof. Watch his story here:

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    Welcome to Frugal Southern Mom's Backyard Chickens!

    I have really enjoying blogging these past few years! I have learned a lot and still learning. Made new friends and I have received a pile p...