Do you have a child with special needs? Does your family think it's a good idea to tell you what you're doing wrong?
My son is four years old and has been fighting a rare allergic inflammatory disease called Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Yeah, I still can't say it. Although he has had this from birth, we didn't recieve a diagnosis until Hugh was 16 months old when they found a penny sized ulcer inside his tiny tummy. One of the largest ulcers ever seen in a child that small. That…Continue
Added by Mindy Goins on February 6, 2016 at 7:05pm — No Comments
I rarely talk about my cat on this blog, but I have one and I absolutely love her. She has been with our family for about 14 years and she is super sweet, especially around our son. When he was a baby, she would rub up against his toes until he giggled. Today, they are good buddies and she always comes into his room to help me wake him up for school.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 18, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments
Millions of people have allergies. The most common air born allergy is to pollen. A few people have even died from an allergic
reaction to pollen. Pollen allergies are directly linked to asthma, and people with pollen allergies are more likely to develop food…Continue
Added by Cascia on September 4, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments
Mommy,” she moves toward me. Her gaze is locked, voice shaky. “My throat feels funny."
“Funny, like a scratchy tickle or funny like you can't swallow?"
“Just really funny,” Veronica shrugs her shoulder.
“Can you swallow?” I ask the important question.
She nods her head, “Yes.”
Shit, what did she eat? and I immediately act giving her a dose of…Continue
Mommy Masters welcomes Ella Moss, this month’s contributing blogger. She is the mother of two who decided to pursue a career in freelance writing so she could spend more time at home with her children. Ella offers wonderful tips for traveling abroad…perfect timing for summer!
Traveling outside of the US, especially if you haven’t before, is an exciting prospect. However, it can also be a little daunting; a different language,…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on June 6, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments
** EVERY day should be Mother's Day. Because obviously.
** Donald Sterling makes me feel a whole lot better about the…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 16, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 9, 2014 at 8:35am — No Comments
** I wish my brain shut off as easily when I try to go to sleep as it does when I try to help my kids with their homework.
** Exhaustion is just NOT a good look on me.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 21, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments
I cannot be the only one…actually, this time I may be close to being the only one, whose son’s ear has mysteriously swollen to two times its normal size literally overnight. One of the hardest parts of being a mom is a sick kid, the common cold that causes a red chapped nose, a stomach bug that causes a horrifying bathroom mess (if your lucky it’s only the bathroom), or a rather peculiar case of earlobe swelling, whatever the infirmity is as a mom I feel my child’s pain (with an added dose…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on December 18, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments
** I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to myself. *itch* *scratch* *sniff*
** Erectile dysfunction commercials make me really…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 13, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments
If you read my blog post yesterday about “Does My Baby Need a Specialty Formula?“, you probably noticed that I briefly mentioned that some mom’s felt that their baby seemed to be having issues digesting the cow’s milk formula (regular formula). Allergies are on the rise and more parents are…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 31, 2013 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Usually during the months of March and August, I start seeing the TV commercials with the annoying bee (why does he have that accent anyway?) and the happy people telling us to get Claritin Clear. These commercials promise that you’ll be sneezing less, breathing easier and ready to work in the garden or play with your…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 29, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments
** My allergies are acting crazier than Dina Lohan lately.
** Sand in my toes = good. Sand in my teeth = not so good.
** Processing a thought in this…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 21, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments
** It's really difficult to do pushups when the dog's trying to hump you.
** Mornings around here are nuttier than a jar of Jif.
** If my house could talk, I'm pretty sure it would say, "Oink!"
** Little boys' fingernails are dirtier than the floor of an Irish pub on St. Patrick's Day.
** Allergy shot are not a very…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 16, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments
I may not know what the hell I'm doing half the time with this whole parenting gig, but one thing that I have learned from experience is to trust my gut when it comes to my kids. (After all, they're the ones who are responsible for making it a lot less flat than it used to be). So if my gut is telling me that my daughter is, in fact, sick, I'm sure as shit gonna listen to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 10, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments
I’ve already mentioned that my food obsession extends from the kitchen to television and magazines. Thanks to the DVR I never miss an episode of Top Chef or The Next Iron Chef, and I love getting my Food Network, Clean Eating and Cooking Light magazines in the mail. I also often print off recipes from other blogs or the Food Network website, all of which I compile in my beloved…Continue
Added by Susan Napolitano on November 28, 2011 at 9:47pm — No Comments
One way I’ve learned to get my kids excited about their adult relative’s birthdays is to get them excited about creating a healthy treat in honor of the event. The boy and girl have come to associate their father with peanut butter, their grandfather with chocolate chip cookies and their “Nana” with brownies. My parents came to visit from NJ today to celebrate my mother’s birthday, so of course the occasion called for some brownies.
If you’re looking for a good, straight-forward…Continue
Added by Susan Napolitano on November 16, 2011 at 10:18pm — No Comments
** Candy corn disappears faster than wine in my house. (And that's FAST!!!)
** My allergies can seriously suck it.
** Little girls and drama go together like hookers and high heels.
** It's called a "hot" glue gun for a reason. Ouch!
** I'd forgotten how much I wanna feed Barney cookies laced…Continue
** If you think they might spill it, they absolutely, most definitely will spill it.
** My blood is a molotov cocktail of Allegra, Singulair and Advil.
** It may feel like lice, but sometimes, it's just dry scalp.
** Bangin' your forehead on a granite countertop is not as exciting as it may…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 14, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Allergy season has arrived. The best place to start preventing allergies is at home. Here are some tips for decreasing allergens (such as dust-mites and mold) in your home. The effectiveness of these steps will vary due to what type of allergy you or your family members have.
Added by Lori Thayer on May 9, 2011 at 8:55pm — No Comments