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brain healthI recently attended a seminar on the subject of brain health and it was a real eye-opener.  How many times have we heard “you are what you eat” and just brushed it aside?  Well, it’s true and the impact on our brains is immense.

At this time Alzheimer’s Dementia is estimated to affect 5.4 million Americans and by the year 2050, the number of people 65 and over to have Alzheimer’s may triple to 13.8 million Americans.  Shocking numbers!

I don’t want Alzheimer’s disease, no one does.  Genetics does play a role in our risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I know we can’t change that, but what we need to realize is the role our nutrition and other lifestyle choices are influencing the disease.  Read more….

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grandchildren
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I love having our grandchildren over for play days and sleepovers and wanted to have a room for them they considered their own.  I’ve worked to create just that space for them.

The room had to be appropriate for boys and girls, so I chose two shades of green for the walls.  I purchased paint from Lowes and painted three walls a pale green and one wall bright green.

When decorating their room, I needed more space for storing toys, books, and games.  Paul, who is great at building things, removed the door Read more….

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Car Seats

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I have no memories of ever seeing a car seat when I was a child.  When my children were born, we had car seats but there wasn’t very much emphasis put on them, at least until my last child was born.  I know we used them but probably very incorrectly.

Things are very different now and with good reason.  Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13.  That’s why it is so incredibly important for us to choose the right car seat and install it correctly. Read more….

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wall decorWe had an empty wall in our living room which was straight across from our couch, which meant that each time I sat on the couch I looked at the empty wall and thought “I need to do something with that”.  If you’re anything like me sometimes these projects take a long time to go from a thought to action!

One day as I was looking at the wall I thought of how an old church pew with pillows would look really good on that wall and at the same time provide some more seating.  I tried to explain my vision to my husband, Paul. Somehow I don’t think he could quite see that vision but he was willing to trust mine! Read more…

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Sentence a Day

 

This is the second month that I’ve participated in the Sentence a Day Writing Challenge.  I’ve tried my hand at journaling in the past, but have never been able to stick with it. This concept of a sentence a day seems to work for me!

So, let August begin…

Aug 1st – Is a Tuesday, so today I am working which means I am visiting my patients and hoping to make a difference in their lives!

Aug  2nd – I sent a text to my son early this evening and received this response “on my way to the ER, Jacob broke his arm”, so immediately we were off to the ER to check on him where we found a super brave 5-year-old little boy waiting to be seen by the doctor. Read more….

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Welcome to the Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #19

Starts Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:05 am central (US)

Ends Tuesday, September 5 at 11:55 pm

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party

REALLY SIMPLE RULES:

• This party is for grandmother bloggers only

• You may share new or old, family friendly posts, no limit Read more….

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TBB AsksThe Blended Blog did a “Blended Blog Ask” in July where they asked participants random questions.  “TBB Asks” turned out to be so popular, they decided to make it a monthly series.

What a great way to get to know each other better, right?  Well, Leslie over at Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After invited me to join in the fun this month so here I am answering 23 fun, random questions about myself!

So grab a cup of tea, or coffee and let’s get to know each other better!  Read more….

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writing challenge

 

I am tickled pink to be participating in the Sentence a Day Writing Challenge for July.  This is my first experience with trying to fit an entire day into one sentence and it’s certain to be a challenge!

This is the first day of July, so here we go…

July 1st – In Ventura, CA visiting with family for my Mom’s 85th birthday celebration!

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campingI realize that all children love theme parks because of the characters, the rides, the hype.  And that’s all great and fine. Trust me, I’m not against theme parks, in fact, I enjoy them on a limited scale!

But let me ask you, what are some of your most memorable vacations as a child?  If you were fortunate enough to have parents that took you camping, I would bet that those memories are at the top of the list.  Of course, times were different when I was a child, we didn’t take elaborate vacations and I don’t remember any of my friends that did either. Read more….

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Healthy Snack IdeasLike you, I’m trying to learn how to eat healthier.  I wanted a long list of healthy snack ideas to choose from when preparing my shopping list, so I decided to create one.  Now I’m sharing it with you in the hopes that you”ll find it beneficial too! Read more….

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