Beep. Beep. Beep. 3:40 my husband’s alarm went off. Its spring break here. My kids were all sleeping. Silence. Solitude. I knew I would have at least three hours before my kids woke up for the day. Instead of falling back asleep I took full advantage of the quiet time. My body was aching for… Continue reading Six ways for Tired Moms to Recharge
Have you ever said anything hurtful to somebody, even knowingly? Did you know there is grief etiquette when it comes to bereaved parents? I was not aware of it until I lost my son David four years ago. As if grieving is already not bad enough, try having somebody tell you “to get over it”… Continue reading 14 Things Never Say to a Bereaved Parents
Spring break has arrived. We still have areas of three feet of snow. So much for spring, eh? So today we are inside. The house is hopping. We have an old child VHS tape playing “Songs from yesteryear or something like that…” My two year old is happier than can be sitting on the couch… Continue reading Don’t take today for granted
Nearly a month ago I made the huge change in my diet. I ‘gave up’ snacks both sweet and salty as a challenge to myself. I have an strong addiction to carbs. At times the cravings are very intense and could break even the strongest willed person. My original goal was to go one month… Continue reading Healthier changes
In 2009 my son (then nine months old) was diagnosed with several food allergies. He has since outgrown all of them except for his peanut allergy. We have had to adjust our lives accordingly to ensure his safety. We read labels. We know which restaurants are safe. We never assume. We are aware of possible cross… Continue reading Hope for peanut allergy sufferers?