Sensory Processing Disorder and What it’s Like for Us

rebeca  Monday, June 11, 2012

While I’ve posted about my son’s condition in brief, it’s always been on my agenda to really share what it’s like to live with sensory processing disorder. But these deeply personal posts are always the hardest to write. If you don’t know anything about sensory processing disorder (sometimes called sensory integration dysfunction) don’t worry, you’re [...]

Getting Started with an Allergen Elimination Diet

rebeca  Thursday, March 22, 2012

I’ve told you why we’re doing an allergen elimination diet, but taking one on can be a little intimidating. First you have to decide how many and which foods you’re going to eliminate, then you have to find suitable (nutritious) replacements. For some, it might mean learning to cook (and shop) all over again. But, the good [...]

Why Try an Elimination Diet

rebeca  Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My family has pretty good health insurance coverage, yet we still managed to accumulate more than $12,000 in medical expenses in the past year (including our monthly premium). Luckily we have a cap on the amount of money we have to spend out of pocket, otherwise it could have been much higher. When I did [...]

Acts of Kindness: Delivering Toys to the Kids in the Hosptial

rebeca  Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Today was the first Tuesday of the month, so that means my oldest son and I clear our schedules and spend the morning together. It’s one of my favorite days of the month! Today is also our scheduled day to do at least one act of kindness. If you remember, I was inspired by a [...]

Acts of Kindness

rebeca  Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I know I sound like a broken record when I talk about Pinterest, but I just love that site. I find so much inspiration and great ideas for projects. Just a couple weeks ago, I came across a pin for a blogger who did 38 random acts of kindness in honor of her 38th birthday. [...]

School Supply Cake for Teachers

rebeca  Monday, December 19, 2011

If you follow me on facebook, you might have already seen this. I put it up to show everybody my latest project. But, I quickly took it down because my sister got worried that my mum might see it before I had a chance to give it to her. I’m happy to say that I [...]

Christmas Shopping at the Dollar Store

rebeca  Wednesday, December 7, 2011

In the spirit of my sister’s tradition, I took my 4yo son to the dollar store to pick out presents for his teachers and family members. It’s always so much fun to see what my niece is going to give everybody and I couldn’t wait to start this tradition with my son. It’s such a [...]

My Week: Meeting Great New Bloggers and Telling Plum District What We Want

rebeca  Friday, December 2, 2011

This has been a good week for me to meet and catch up with a few really great local bloggers. On Wednesday, I met up with Heather who blogs at Basilmomma. With two kids and a full time job, she knows what it’s like to be busy. Yet she finds time to cook amazing meals [...]

Making Christmas Memories

rebeca  Friday, November 18, 2011

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they’re all 30 feet tall. ~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas Every year I post the same question on my facebook wall: “When thinking of your childhood, what do you remember about Christmas?” Go ahead, take a minute and think [...]

My First Pinterest Project: Glittery Santa’s Belly Jar

rebeca  Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I have a couple other projects in the works, but I’m excited to report that I’ve finished my first Pinterest inspired craft. I’m not a very crafty person, so this is a major accomplishment. I found this one and thought it looked super cute and fairly easy. I originally couldn’t find Martha’s glitter (as this blogger used), [...]

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“Oh, The Places You’ll Go” End of School-Year Tradition

It’s not too much longer till the school year comes to a close, so I wanted to share this amazing idea I found on…you guessed it…Pinterest. You all know the book Oh, The Places You’ll Go from Dr. Seuss. It’s a great graduation gift. But, Lisa from Lisa’s Workshop suggests grabbing a copy when your kid is young. At the end of each school year, give it to your child’s teacher to sign or write a note. When you’re child graduates (hard to think of!), you’ll have a lovely gift to give him/her. Lisa has even included some lovely tags in her blog post, so make sure to go check it out.

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