Allergies, Chronic Conditions, Family, Food, Health, Kids, Mom Life

Getting Wiggly at Her Food Challenge & the Easiest Allergy-Friendly Desserts

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

Allergies, Family, Food, Health

Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie? Plus Adjusting It to Make It Gluten & Dairy-Free

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

Art, Crafts, Health, Mental Health, Wisdom

Letting Go to Move Forward

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! craftingglow@gmail.com **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

Career, Education, Family, Health, Wisdom

ANOTHER Yoga Teacher?

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?

Family, Health, Mental Health, Wisdom

Easy Ways to Boost Mood, Stay Active, & Be Healthy in Long Winters

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

Chronic Conditions, Disability/Handicap, Family, Health, Mental Health

A House for Brother “Autism, Adulthood, & More Independence Through Tech”

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”

Family, Gift Ideas, Health, Kids, Toddlers

Less Cold, More Snow! Winter Gear & Toys that My Family Loves.

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.

Disability/Handicap, Education, Family, Health, Mental Health, Wisdom

Congestive Heart Failure, Hospice, & End of Life Care

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

Chronic Conditions, Health, Uncategorized

Reducing Muscle Spasms & Pain, & Avoiding My Migraines

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

Chronic Conditions, Disability/Handicap, Family, Health

Muddling Through Covid As a Big Happy Family

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

Avon, Health, Reviews

Dr. Belmeur Spot Healing Patches & Treating My Adult Acne

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

Disability/Handicap, Family, Health

Grand Ramp Van: The Real Story

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