When we took our youngest in to the allergist to confirm her severe allergy to specific tree nuts, we were surprised by reactions to eggs and milk too. She had severe eczema before cutting out these foods and recently she only gets it if she accidentally eats something on her bad list, if she rolls… Continue reading Getting Wiggly at Her Food Challenge & the Easiest Allergy-Friendly Desserts
Since we have discovered my youngest has a dairy and egg allergy we have been experimenting with some dinner recipes. Since gluten is also problematic for another family member we either stick to a meal with mostly meat and veggies, or we make different freezer entres and make side dishes everyone can eat. I was… Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie? Plus Adjusting It to Make It Gluten & Dairy-Free
CraftingGlow inspires people to grow artistically and develop problem-solving skills with creative stories about rising to the occasion, and living the best life possible, in spite of challenges life throws our way. Reach out to find out more! firstname.lastname@example.org **Guest Article by Tina at http://www.ideaspired.com** When it comes to improving your personal life, it can sometimes be… Continue reading Letting Go to Move Forward
Does the world really need another yoga teacher? In all honesty, probably not. Need is a strong word and since the yoga industry has exploded I don't feel like anyone is likely to be struggling to find a teacher. Still I had been looking at the requirements to become a Registered Yoga Teacher for several… Continue reading ANOTHER Yoga Teacher?
We all know we are supposed to practice self-care but what does that even mean when the days are cold and you don't feel like doing anything besides snuggling under a blanket watching your favorite TV show? If you also struggle to make healthy choices and keeping your body moving during the winter this post… Continue reading Easy Ways to Boost Mood, Stay Active, & Be Healthy in Long Winters
How do I help my brother achieve his dreams but still be there to support him when he needs me? So we are smack dab in the middle of winter, and we are helping my autistic adult brother move into, what we are hoping, will be his forever home. Please understand that I have considered… Continue reading A House for Brother “Autism, Adulthood, & More Independence Through Tech”
Find out what winter items are keeping us entertained these days😁☃️ I grew up in a family split on winter sports. My dad loved skiing and thought sledding would teach us snow basics and get us in shape. My mom really didn't love sledding anymore (because she had had her heart attack while sledding) but… Continue reading Less Cold, More Snow! Winter Gear & Toys that My Family Loves.
I do try to keep the content of my blog pretty cheerful but I also don't shy away from pain at this point in my life. A few things I grew up hearing my parents say was "the good, the bad, and the ugly" and "through hell or high water". This is the story of… Continue reading Congestive Heart Failure, Hospice, & End of Life Care
I can avoid most migraines if I take care of my tension headache before it gets worse! So this weekend I had the privilege to help a loved one decorate for her wedding! It was gorgeous by the way, little thanks to me. I just helped put things where they were supposed to go and… Continue reading Reducing Muscle Spasms & Pain, & Avoiding My Migraines
It is not lost on us, the irony of this crazy respiratory sickness scaring the crap out of everyone. Especially since it was right on the back of mom getting out of the hospital from her latest lung exacerbation. What do you do though? We all have to figure out how to function in this… Continue reading Muddling Through Covid As a Big Happy Family
Me using Dr. Belmeur Spot Treatment Patches and Bubble Foaming Cleanser So I have had adult acne pretty much the entire time I have been an adult. I have sensitive skin so it's hard to find products that don't make my skin worse instead of better. I am loving that Avon is offering more products… Continue reading Dr. Belmeur Spot Healing Patches & Treating My Adult Acne
Corona virus sign outside the hospital when my mom was discharged from her latest lung exacerbation. So last night we got a call from a family member that there was a confirmed case of corona virus in our county. No surprise there but it was occasion to go out and buy a few things that… Continue reading Corona Virus Confusion
The Joys and Pitfalls of Buying and Selling Our 1st Handicap Accessible Van The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly I would love to say I will never sell another vehicle again, but I know how life works. I'm sure life would feed me those same words in some massive display of humility pie ala'… Continue reading Grand Ramp Van: The Real Story
My life- How we have shuffled around 3 houses in one year, updating our old houses, and my career to-date.