Monthly Archives March 2012

ROHHAD review

We met with Haven’s doctor today in St. G. He’s a very nice doctor and listened and knew some about Haven already which is GREAT!!! I also took all of her files in and gave them copies so they would have the latest information on her. A few highlights: 1. Haven has had a cough…
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Make Your Own Slime

This was by far my favorite easy science experiment that we’ve done! The kids both had a blast, and their smiles and laughter did my heart a world of good after the week we’ve had. There are 2 different ways I found to make “slime,” so I thought we’d do both and see which we…
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Saving that Grocery Money

Over the past couple of years, I have got quite good at feeding my family on a low grocery budget. However, dealing with rising food costs means that low budget just got even lower. We are working hard to pay off the last chunk of our student loans so we can live like no one…
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Bunnies in the Grass Game

One of the first years I was working, I bought the game Ants in the Pants. My three year olds had a hard time with it, but some of my four year olds and older students really loved trying to get the ants in the pants! A couple weeks ago, I was wondering through the…
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MedicAlert Buttons

*I am not being paid, or receiving any sort of incentive to write this post.  I just like to share my favorite things with other allergy families :)* Link to MedicAlert When we realized that Little Sisters allergies were so life-threatening, we knew that we needed to take an extra step to protect her.  I bought her…
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Hat Counting Felt Board

Felt boards are often items that parents see in preschool classrooms and say, “That would be neat to have at home!” It seems as though these fun learn-and-play items are only available to teachers or day cares. I want to show you how anyone can make a felt board for their playroom, and it only…
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Alan Christopher Mizzell

So much has happened since I last posted. We bought a home! Our moms came out to visit (at the same time, and they finally met for the first time!), and we had our 5th child – Alan Christopher Mizzell. This is his birth story. Alan was supposed to come on February 8th. Even though…
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Tabata Workout

Do you want to add some variety to your workout? Perhaps you just need to get started but don’t have an hour every day. Tabatas are perfect. They take four minutes and can be done alone or added on the end of your strength workout. I have been adding them to the end of my…
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Throwing Out the Window My “Parenting Theories”

As a young woman and counselor, I had many theories on “raising kids,” prior to having them.  One of them was if I saw a kid whining at the grocery store and having a tantrum because he didn’t get what he wanted I would think (insert smart alecky voice) ”Maybe at home he gets what ever he wants…
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Ladybug Craft for Spring

I’ve been trying to find a use for the red plates I bought for our hanging valentine craft, and I finally decided to do something ladybug oriented. The Younger has been really interested in ladybugs lately, so I thought I could combine a craft with some learning. First I gathered: Red plates Glue Black construction…
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