My child is not a bad kid, she has a sensory disorder

My child is not a bad kid, she has a sensory disorder
Pretty much since I became pregnant with my daughter; she has been challenging me.  It started with an unexplained black hole on her ultrasound to the full body scope she needed when she was eight weeks old. She screamed a lot those first few months and quite honestly has not stopped screaming much the past... Read more »

Ten Uses for Peppermint Oil

Ten Uses for Peppermint Oil
I have been falling in love with essential oils and the more I use them, the better I feel.  At first it was overwhelming to figure out which oils to purchase (they are not cheap) and how to use them.  I thought I would break them down one at a time here. Today I’m starting... Read more »

What I am reading: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

What I am reading: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
I began reading Attachments by Rainbow Rowell on the beach in Florida earlier this month.  When I got home life got busy and I put it aside.   I picked it back up yesterday and read right through it in one sitting.  It is an easy read, very modern and deals with a topic that applies... Read more »
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Why don't ballerinas wear glasses?

Why don't ballerinas wear glasses?
I was shocked to get a letter home when my daughter was in preschool that she failed the eye test.  We had never noticed any problems, but the eye doctor confirmed one eye was doing all the work and she needed to wear glasses. For an already challenging four year old, surprisingly the glasses caused... Read more »

Why I am done with K-Cups and you should be too

Why I am done with K-Cups and you should be too
This has been a long time coming.  I remember when my husband gifted me a Keurig machine in our 2 bedroom condo when our now nine-year old was less than one.  As a tired mom, that machine could have been a snow cone or ice cream machine.  At any time of the day, I could... Read more »

Share your photos and #visualizewarmth

Share your photos and #visualizewarmth
I created the #visualizewarmth hashtag this morning as the temperatures in Chicago are way below zero and school is canceled again.  Stuck inside, I thought it would be fun to see all your #TBT warm weather photos. It is working!  The beautiful images are reminding me how lovely and WARM Chicago (and the rest of... Read more »
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Who isn’t in a winter slump?

Who isn’t in a winter slump?
It seems everyone I speak to is feeling down this time of year.  We are now a good two months into winter, experienced at least one major snowstorm, three days of canceled school and are still shivering and slipping wherever we go. I’m not seeing the novelty and the beauty of the snow.  I’m cold... Read more »

Escaping the Cold in Florida

The kids and I are spending the long weekend in Marco Island with my parents.  I will be home and back to regular posting soon, but in the meantime wanted to share a few photos with you. We will be returning to the frigid temps soon. You might also enjoy an interview with my mom,  my... Read more »

What I am Reading: Understand Your Child's Sensory Signals

What I am Reading: Understand Your Child's Sensory Signals
I am beginning on the journey of learning about sensory disorders.  This book, Understanding Your Child’s Sensory Signals by Angie Voss, is an easy to read look at different sensory signals and the offers ideas to help. There are over 200 issues mentioned, some more severe than others.  Here are just a few: Loves Rain... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Meatless Monday: Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip
Last weekend in honor of the snowstorm, Superbowl and husband’s birthday, I attempted to turn one of our favorite comfort foods into a healthier version. I think I succeeded. Healthy Spinach And Artichoke Dip Ingredients 1 can artichoke hearts, chopped 10 ounces frozen spinach 1 cup cashews 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed... Read more »
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