Sunday, February 28, 2016

Tidbits and Snippets for February 29th

Hi, folks! I'm too tired to add comments, so here are a few articles, sans comments, that made me happy this week:

Three Things I'm Neglecting When I Lose My Joy in the Home @ A Mama's Story

10 Things That Helped Me Through 31 Years of Homeschooling @ Character Corner

Restoration: A Commitment to Postpartum Rest @ Smithspirations

10 Things I Desperately Want My Children to Learn @ Raising Homemakers

Preparing for a new baby, postpartum etiquette, and realistic expectations for recovery @ Are They All Yours?

Recipe Corner

Remember Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs from Calvin and Hobbes? These imaginative people developed a recipe for it! I'd like to say I make it, but actually I just cheated and bought some all-natural cocoa puffs. But maybe sometime! (BlendTec Blog)

Low-Carb Gluten-Free Paleo Chicken Nuggets? Yes, please! These were a-ma-zing. Beyond good. They are our new favorite, and the 4yo's pick for his birthday dinner.

Beat and Bake Orange Cake - What better way (except orange marmalade, of course) to take advantage of the local citrus harvest? I added extra orange peel and some lemon peel for good measure. Mmm.

Homemade Toothpaste - We are using this for some severe dental issues in one of our children.

From the Bookshelf

Ah, yes. I had this section all nice and gussied up, and whadduyaknow... the computer ate it. Next time, folks!

Have a great week, everyone! 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Hello, Everyone!

Hi, folks!

I'm sorry I've been so silent! Usually when I'm this quiet for this long, it's because I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to hide a first-trimester and am blinking out at the world through a tidal wave of nausea and exhaustion.

This time - nope. No new baby. (Yet.) Just life, in the extreme.

The baby has learned to walk. (Someone new to chase.) The four-year-old is being challenging. (And napping less. What a grand combination.) My husband has a new job that is taking him out of the house an extra 90 minutes per day. I am trying to learn a new way of eating (hello, THM!).

Besides that, the usual diapers and laundry and cleaning and feeding people and teaching-training-disciplining and shopping and homeschooling.

Yeah. Life.

Right now I'm falling into bed at around 9:00 p.m. in a dead stupor of exhaustion, and waking up (too soon) to do it over again.

Blogging just hasn't gotten the time I'd like it to have. Or rather, any time at all.

I have so much to say. And so little (i.e. NO) time to say it.

Lately I've also been wishing that I could simply blog more often in shorter posts. I tend toward writing long, intricate posts that require me to sit on them for a month or two while combing them endlessly for editing and rewriting. Not that editing is a bad thing, but I'd love to be able to share shorter thoughts a bit more often - especially if that would allow me to blog at all, which I'm certainly not managing at the moment.

But in the meantime, life is keeping me crazy-crazy-busy.

How are you all doing? Leave a comment and fill me in on your life! I miss you all!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Article: "Relief for Morning Sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum"

I'm so excited to share this post with you!

Zsuzsanna over at Are They All Yours?!?! recently shared her latest update of the work she is doing in hyperemesis gravidarum prevention. Having a pregnancy history of all-HG pregnancies, Zsuzsanna has used an H. pylori protocol very successfully and is now completing her second non-HG pregnancy.

In this new post, Zsuzsanna shares her methods of preventing and dealing with pregnancy nausea, and the ways in which she has reduced her own nausea levels from hyperemetic to normal pregnancy nausea.

Check out the full article: Relief for Morning Sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum.