Month: January 2019

Food Trialing… again

I am trying to expand my daughter’s food options. Every time I go to the baby food section of the store there are so many types of mixed baby foods for her to try, the problem is…she is allergic to so many different ingredients. Here is what she can’t have: Oats, Wheat, Rice, Broccoli, Pineapple, Turkey and Corn. (so far) Now I am looking … Read More Food Trialing… again

Suspended…Again

Those of you with school aged children, this is for you. My son is 10 years old and is in the 5th grade. He is in special education (ADHD, Mood Disorder, and Sensory Processing Disorder). We are dealing with his multiple suspensions…again. It is so frustrating dealing with the school and their failed Behavioral Intervention Plans. Every year, since he was 5, we have … Read More Suspended…Again

Things are getting better, sometimes

This week my mother came into town to spend time with me and my children. It’s been nice to have her help around the house as well as her help with the children. She and my son went out to the movies to watch “The kid who would be king,” and I hear it was a good movie. The little cakes I made in … Read More Things are getting better, sometimes

A little normalcy

Juggling family life, work and any illnesses we suffer in our home (including mental illnesses) can take it’s toll. This is about my dog. She’s a year and a half old and just a wack-a-do. She is good around me and pretty much only me. So when the kids were in a room with her she would go bonkers, but now I have time … Read More A little normalcy

Back to work – but NOT full time

This week was my first week back at work – or I should actually say, first day back since I only worked one day this week. At the end of December 2018, I stopped working full time at the medical facility I work for. I am a medical coder and I work from home. Seems like a sweet job, and it is. But both … Read More Back to work – but NOT full time

10 Must have baby items

I am a mother of 2 beautiful children. I have my 10 year old, Calvin. And I have my 13 month old, Lillian. Having children that are almost 10 years apart is not entirely too hard, but it’s not the same. First things first – there were a lot of baby items that people invented over the past 10 years. Big surprise – 50% … Read More 10 Must have baby items

My Grandmother has Alzheimer’s

This isn’t new news. My grandmother, the woman I was named after, has Alzheimer’s. The last time I saw her was in 2014, after her husband passed away. We went to the memorial and she did not recognize me at all, or my brother. But she was still a happy woman, she let me take a photo with her and give her a hug. … Read More My Grandmother has Alzheimer’s

Our trip to the Albuquerque Zoo

Well I talked my husband into going to the zoo today. We live in Albuquerque, so it’s a decent zoo. They have a ton of construction going on right now, so some areas were a mess, but we should have penguins this coming year! We are really excited to see them once they are here. Last year the aquarium got two otters, which are … Read More Our trip to the Albuquerque Zoo

FPIES – Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome

Last night my daughter started acting odd. She is generally a very happy baby girl and the only time she gets fussy is when she needs a nap. So I decided to lay her down to see if maybe she was tired. With in 10 minutes she was screaming in her room, so I went in and picked her up. She had a wet … Read More FPIES – Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome

Bonus post – Baby Dress

Pictured above is a photo of my grandmother as a baby in a cute dress. Next to it is a cute dress I had made to closely match the dress (as best as we can based off the photo quality). Now the dress is not an exact replica. The dress was made by a woman on Etsy to closely match the dress my grandma … Read More Bonus post – Baby Dress

Going to the Orthodontist with my son

Well it finally happened. My son’s pediatric dentist referred us to an orthodontist for a consultation. Today was our initial visit, and honestly I am not that shocked about what the plan is. The pediatric dentist made the referral, I suggested my son to see MY orthodontist…You read me right. I had braces up until 2016. So I am very familiar with what goes … Read More Going to the Orthodontist with my son

Medication and Therapy

This week has been frustrating. My 10 year old son has ADHD, a sensory processing disorder, and a moon disorder. He takes 3 different medications that help him with various aspects of his mental differences. We usually go through Walgreens and just pick up his medication but this month we thought we would try Express Scripts, since we have new insurance and we heard … Read More Medication and Therapy

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