Archive for June, 2014

The Science of Headaches, Explained

Monday, June 30th, 2014 by by

This is a sponsored post from Excedrin.

Tension-type headaches are your common, “everyday” headaches (they can feel like a giant rubber band squeezing your skull). Nearly everyone will have at
least one tension-type headache at some point, and it’s estimated that up to 80
percent of adults experience them on an occasional basis.

But what’s really going on in our body when we get a headache like this? Well, lots of things. Find out the science behind headaches in this educational
video.

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Say Aah

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 by by


“Mom?”

“Yes, Sir.”

“Since they said we don’t have strep throat or anything, maybe they should call it Not-So-Urgent Care?”

My 6 Year Old Lo…..

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 by by

How did this happen so fast?? My baby, my last baby, is 6. That is a huge milestone in our family. She is going into first grade, she’s not so little anymore, she’s starting to have “grownup” conversations, she’s funny, she has many friends now, I’m not the center of her world, but she still can’t tell a lie. Her innocence is still there. For now. :) My son has mastered lying, and I hate it. Just thinking about Lo getting one year closer to losing that kind of innocence makes me so sad. So for now I will just love her and hold on to what little bit of baby there is left, which isn’t much. She’s growing up, and fast!…….

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Microsoft Office 365 Simplifies Life for Busy Moms

Friday, June 20th, 2014 by by

Brought to you by Microsoft Office

Juggling work, friends, family, playdates and more can be challenging. Unfortunately, the business of daily life doesn’t always fit in a neat schedule. Being able to access important information whenever and wherever is crucial in keeping your family connected.

Check out this video to learn more about how Office 365 can help you keep up with your daily rush, and then head here to learn more: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365home/

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Get Relief Responsibly When Taking Acetaminophen

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 by by

This story is brought to you by TYLENOL®

Pain relief may seem like it is within easy reach, but following the proper TYLENOL® dosage guidelines– for your back pain, a knee injury, or any
other reason — will help ensure that you’re easing your aches safely as well.

Whether you have frequent back pain or you are simply suffering from cold and flu symptoms, your need for pain relief may seem more important than
carefully following the acetaminophen dosage guidelines on the back of the medicine bottle. But paying attention to the dosing labels on TYLENOL®
and other medicines that include acetaminophen can help you avoid health complications such as liver damage.

More than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medications contain acetaminophen: TYLENOL®, Vicodin®, Percocet®, and NyQuil® to
name a few. When used as directed, acetaminophen is safe and effective. However, if you consume too much, it could lead to an overdose that could
result in liver damage. That’s why it’s important not to exceed the daily recommended acetaminophen dosage every time. You should always read and
follow your medicine labels and remember to take only one medicine at a time which contains acetaminophen.

Whether you are using pain relievers to combat knee pain, dental pain, or a headache, you can easily find out if the medicine you’re taking contains
acetaminophen at http://www.GetReliefResponsibly.com

 

 

Brothers at Play

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by by

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Playing with others has never been high on Danny’s list of things to do – nor has it come easily to him. He loves his brothers like nothing else, though, and wants to play with them…even when he doesn’t know how.

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There is a lot of fighting, a lot of mine not yours. He loves to steal toys and hide them from Andrew, to run up and hit Eric will force to get him to play.

Buy when it clicks, it’s beautiful. Like this spinner at the playground down the way. They spent a full 10 minutes, the big ones taking turns spinning each other and laughing uproariously.

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Moments like these are what it’s all about.

Pinterest Fails: Fizzing Paint

Friday, June 13th, 2014 by by

So, I found this awesome blog post with fizzy sidewalk paint. How great for my boys! Outside, paint, mess, and science fizzing. I set to work one lovely morning!

The recipe called for 1 box of baking soda, 1/2 cup of corn starch, and warm almost hot water to get the thickness. I put a bit of water in, too thick. A bit more, still a thick paste. A little bit more….super thin. What? Oh well. Poured it into a few cups, added food coloring, and set the boys loose.

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It became immediately evident that it was too thin, as anything they painted was a slightly tinted wet spot. But hey, they were having fun.

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Once the painting fun wore off, I filled up a squirt bottle with about 1/4 water and 3/4 vinegar. I took it out to test spray…and the end of the bottle that makes it spray like we need instead of a thin squirt is missing. What? Ugh. Ok, so we’ll squirt and get some fizz. And we did. A teeeny, tiny bit where they painted, because duh, very little baking soda made it into the paint they were using.

So, I improvised. I stirred up the paints I could find (um, where did the red go?) and dumped them. (more…)

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Places I’ve Pumped #2

Friday, June 13th, 2014 by by

Back in February, I was in charge of putting on our district Science Fair. Over 300 students (high school and middle school) from across our district come present their projects and over 130 judges interview them. It is a long day that is the product of months of planning.

It is held at the state university in town and we use the ball room in the student union for all the displays and interviews. There were 2 other nursing moms — so when the “mommy time” came around, I set out to find us a place to pump. I asked the nice gentleman at the help desk.

“Excuse me, sir. This is a bit awkward, but I am wondering (more…)

Happiness is Everywhere

Friday, June 13th, 2014 by by

Ten things that make me really happy

My Family!



The Beach

Photo Credit: Travel.usnews.com

Running

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My Ladies And A Book

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 by by


This is a photo of me, my mom, and her mom, my Gram Melva. We took this photo on a Mother’s Day weekend trip to Cambria in 1996. If you’ve had the opportunity to read my piece in the Moms Are Nuts humor anthology, then you are already quite familiar with my Gram Melva. If you have not read the Moms Are Nuts book yet, stop with the waiting. Leave a comment below and I will choose one of you guys at random and send you a free book. I will post the winner on Saturday.

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