How I Went from a Completely Exhausted and Run-Down Special Needs Mom, to a Happy and Thriving Special Needs Mom!


For the past few years, I had progressively become more and more run-down. I was just completely and totally exhausted all the time: mentally, physically, you name it. I would get up, go to work, come home, take care of Lila – play with her and work on various floor-time/play therapies, clean the house, take care of the pets, do the laundry (you know the drill). Always trying to keep up with anything and everything that Lila, my husband, or our pets needed.

Lila would go to bed around 10:30pm, and I would go at 10:35pm. I would just fall into bed, exhausted, and seriously think “HOW int he world am I going to be able to do this again tomorrow??”. My husband noticed how down I was on one of those days – and he said “Hey Babe, are you going make it??” (jokingly I’m sure). And I replied with “I honestly don’t know….I don’t know how long I can keep doing this in the long term”. There are no breaks – and going 24/7 I had absolutely nothing left to give to anyone, least of all myself. Everything I had went to everyone else.

Now, our friend Kristy had been talking about Thrive for a while and how AMAZING it was – how great she felt, how much energy she had, blah blah blah. Honestly? I thought she had lost her mind. What is that “sticker thing” going to really do? I mean, come on. That may work for typical folks but this is just what special-needs parenting is like. It’s a whole other level of exhaustion. Well, fast-forward a few months and I was at the point discussed above. SO, as a last-ditch to help me – my husband called Kristy and placed the order directly for me. He said if it could make me feel a quarter of how great Kristy felt, it would be worth it.

Well…within a couple of days I had the 3 steps (pills, DFT patch, and shake), so I might as well give it a whirl. What the Hell. And three weeks in I was so upset – I didn’t feel what Kristy felt, what everyone else felt. Why was it working for everyone else but not for me?? Kristy talked me into continuing, and man, am I glad she did.

Less than a week later it kicked in. I woke up refreshed and full of energy for the first time in what seemed like a million years. I actually started going to the gym 3 times a week at 6am before work (whaaaat?!?). and I was NOT a morning person. I was a “please don’t talk to me till after 10am kind of person”. This changed that completely. I felt mental clarity I hadn’t felt in years. Overall I just felt so much damn happier than I had in a very long time!

It is AMAZING what premium nutrition can do for your body – those 3 steps first thing in the morning have literally changed my life. I will NEVER go back to feeling the way I did before. They should give this out to special needs parents upon diagnosis, I swear. I wasted so much time feeling so terrible – I got ME back!

If I can reach the one parent who is where I was THEN, and help him/her feel the way I do NOW? I have to spread that message, I wish someone had approached me sooner! So that’s why I talk about Thrive.

As always – sending lots of love and light to you and your beautiful families!


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