Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Make Delicious Gravy #TastyTipTuesday

I know I'm always trying to make a delicious gravy to go along with my mashed potatoes and especially if I'm making cubed steak. 

I have finally been able to make some decent gravy using this method:

Chronic Childhood Illness Puts Pressure On Moms: Here's How To Cope

Having a child diagnosed with a chronic illness is a terrible experience for any parent. But even though the diagnosis might seem hopeless, there are many ways to cope and still get joy from life. Here’s what to do.

Tip #1: Adapt

People often use the term “human nature” without really thinking about what it means. Usually, it’s utilized in the context of a situation where a person has been greedy or malicious. But it turns out that the only real constant in human affairs is the ability to adapt. Our species is expert at it.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Math is Stylish with the Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE #review #MBPBacktoSchool

Thank you to Texas Instruments for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared below are my own. 

Texas Instruments is a well known name in many households.  I remember when I was in high school and I got to shop for my calculator for math class.  That was many, many years ago and I don't remember which style it was or what specific class I needed it for. But I do remember that it was not as fancy or as pretty as they are today.  I also didn't need it until high school and know they are on the middle school supply list.  Times have sure changed but Texas Instruments has changed along with that and are still there to provide what students need to succeed.

Momma, You Don't Have To Do It Alone!

If you're a Mother, you'll know all the different roles you have to play in order to juggle everything from work life, family life, and relationships. It's never easy, and although you may put on a brave face because, well, that's just what you do - it's important to know that you're not alone. When times get tough, and you start to feel overwhelmed, it's okay to take a break and ask for help! That doesn't make you weak or a 'bad Mother' - it makes you a human being.

So if you feel like you're barely able to stay above water - it's time to take a load off. Here's how you can do that.

What is the Role of Youth Sports?

Our youngest is almost twelve weeks old and I soon go back to work full-time as a teacher and she is struggling with bottle feeding. If I told you that I'm taking the transition well I would be lying. I am looking forward to a more consistent routine but despite our best efforts, I'm terrified that she is going to scream all day just wanting her momma. 

Oska Pulse: A New Way to Manage Everyday Aches & Persistent Pain + Oska Pulse #Giveaway ($399.00 RV)

Thank you to Oska for providing me with product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts shared are my own.

When I was in college, I slipped and fell, and blew my knee out- not once, but twice! At the time, the doctors weren't sure if I would need surgery, so they put me in a knee brace and immobilized me for six weeks after each injury. For years, my knee has given me trouble. I know that surgery is inevitable at this point, but with two little kids at home, being out of commission for a few weeks is out of the question. I've used over the counter medicines, topical creams, gels and sprays to try to manage the pain for years, and the pain just seems to be getting worse. My knee pain keeps me from doing things I enjoy, like hiking, certain types of exercise, etc. I've been looking for an easier way to manage the pain without medicines or surgery, and I think I've finally found the solution to my pain problem.