Archive for November 2012

A personalized children's book holiday gift giveaway

A personalized children's book holiday gift giveaway
This time of year I always feel loaded down with stuff.  When grandparents ask what my kids want for the holidays, I quickly shout, “nothing” as I cannot imagine one more piece of junk in my home. I know “nothing” is not a helpful answer, so I am in search of unique and educational gift... Read more »

Medical professionals are idiots

Medical professionals are idiots
I am going to get a lot of slack for that headline, I know. I have family members that are in the medical profession and they are not idiots, but man I think everyone I have dealt with has been, for lack of a better word, an idiot. It started when my general practitioner, back... Read more »

Don't read the multiple sclerosis pages

Don't read the multiple sclerosis pages
On Facebook I stumbled upon a page called We’re not Drunk, We have MS.  MS doesn’t make me feel or act drunk, but regardless the pages has 5,705 fans and constantly updates with different readers multiple sclerosis problems, issues and questions. Initially I eagerly clicked on Like in a desperation to meet others going through... Read more »
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Boycotting Black Friday - are you with me?

Boycotting Black Friday - are you with me?
As I peacefully chop squash in preparation for Thanksgiving, the news anchor in the background is discussing an app that will tell you exactly where items are located in super stores like Wal-mart and Target.  Getting up before the sun rises to shop isn’t enough, now you need an app to show you the precise... Read more »

My Dairy Free Thanksgiving

My Dairy Free Thanksgiving
I am the worst Thanksgiving guest.  Nobody wants to invite the no butter, no milk and no cheese eater over for a decadent meal. Having hosted the holiday before, I know how much love and time goes into preparing the family feast.   I love the tradition in diving into the rich, gluttonous meal amongst... Read more »

My daughter is addicted to candy

My daughter is addicted to candy
My second born inherited  my sweet tooth probably from all the chocolate I ate while pregnant and nursing.  Since then I’ve learned that sugar is not good for our bodies at any age and I notice negative effects in my whiny four year old and her desire to eat sweets all the time. Even though... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Carrot Ginger Soup

Meatless Monday: Carrot Ginger Soup
I’ve been sensing an urge to do another cleanse.  The early dark nights and issues on my mind have given me an excuse to forget about healthy eating and binge on bad for me foods.  Although fun going in, I always have a food hangover the next day. Fake, packaged food filled with preservatives never... Read more »

Another doctor visit, which one will cure me?

Another doctor visit, which one will cure me?
This morning I visited Wellness Associates of Chicago per the suggestion of my blogger friend Healthy Jasmine.  Dr. Howard performed a computerized stress assessment test based on the acupuncture system that measures electric response at acupuncture points.  The scan reads the balance of energy in lungs and other organs and can reflect reactions to food,... Read more »

Why you should go meatless on Mondays

Why you should go meatless on Mondays
Many of you have enjoyed all the delicious Meatless Monday recipes I share, but some of you have asked a valid question. “What is the point of going meatless only one day a week?” Eating vegetarian once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It... Read more »
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Send your Halloween candy to the troops

Send your Halloween candy to the troops
The Candy Fairy arrived at our house last night while the kids were sleeping.  She (me and my husband) took all of the candy except for one piece of candy from our children’s Halloween buckets and left all of the non-cavity inducing treats, think pencils, tattoos and spider rings. We each helped ourselves to a... Read more »
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