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Tips and Tricks

June 4, 2018

Summertime.  The time for kids to be outside, just being kids.  Since we are currently a little "backyard challenged" I will have to come up with some creative activities to keep Avie entertained this summer. 

One thing I found, while browsing Pinterest the other day, was homemade sidewalk chalk paint.  I read a post from a Mom who actually grated her kids sidewalk chalk into a powder and then added water....

April 13, 2018

I am not the type of Mother who has all sorts of fun activities at hand.   I've heard of those women and I kneel at their feet.  However, I've noticed that the older Avalyn gets, the quicker and more halting her boredom is.  It forces me to come up with something for her to do, something to keep her occupied, happy, and detached from my shirttail. 

Yesterday was one of those days.  I had a TON of things to d...

April 5, 2018

I've discussed this product with lots of Mothers lately and all of them have been pretty excited about it.  This discovery actually came after a coffee meeting with a fellow CF Mama, where the topic of conversation was cleanliness and sanitation.  

Enthralling, right?

Basically, this other Mama disclosed her fear of bacteria on clothing (NOT unfounded, I must add) and said that her favorite way to combat this was with...

June 15, 2017

I've discussed in some of my mommy posts about the torturous 4 hour CF clinic visits. The appointments are absolutely necessary but it's ridiculously challenging to get my toddler to sit still and be quiet so I can hear and absorb what the doctors are saying.

This makes the appointments doubly stress-inducing.  Not only am I wringing my hands about where Avie's weight and overall health stands, but I'm wondering how I'm going t...

May 30, 2017

Public Service Announcement: CPT cups come in different sizes.  Ask your Respiratory Therapist if you're using the appropriate size for your child!

We got upgraded to the next size up today (probably long overdue) and it totally made my morning.  It's a completely different sound coming from under that thing now!  I even think Avie was impressed by the thumping.

In other news... I'm utterly exhausted by travel, Memorial day...

May 23, 2017

Does this make you want a mug of some German beer and a sausage??

Or maybe you hate sauerkraut and it just makes you want to click right on past this post.... but before you leave me, here is a fun fact: raw, unpastuerized sauerkraut contains probiotics!

(Fun fact #2: the words 'unpastuerized' and 'Sauerkraut' are spelled using only 12 letters)

If you read my post about sneaking probiotics into Avie's diet, here, then you might b...

May 12, 2017

As I mentioned in my post, yesterday, probiotics are especially necessary if you're on an antibiotic... like Avie currently is.  But they are super important for your overall health, even if you're not taking medication.  Some probiotics are easy to get into a toddler (like yogurt or Kefir)... but I tend to like variety in everything, and probiotics are no exception.

So, I found a couple, clever ways to get some of th...

May 5, 2017

Okay, conscientious Moms: I know you wander around the grocery isles, painstakingly reading ingredients lists.  Your phone in one hand and a box in the other, just eyeing the nutrients breakdown on the back to make sure you're about to purchase the best for your family.

No?

Well I do!  All.  The.  Time.  The list of products seems endless sometimes.   Which baby wipe is the best?  Which sunscreen should I use?  What about eye ma...

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