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No Rest for the Weary: Mastitis Morning

Resting from Mastitis

I had a sleepy partner in crime!

I had to let Margo trash the house this morning.  As long as she wasn’t hurting herself or doing some thing dangerous, I was too exhausted from fever and a throbbing headache to to anything about it.  Art had something at work that he couldn’t get out of in the morning, but I told him right away that this thing wasn’t getting any better and that he best come home as soon as he could get out of there. Read the rest of this entry

If You Can’t Eat it, Don’t Wear it!

Natural products to put on your skin

Do you have these in your kitchen?

A few squirts of breast milk should do the trick

I’m just writing this now because a breastfeeding facebook friend of mine put a question out there about her four month old who is suffering from some eczema. Read the rest of this entry

Sorry Tums, I’ve Found Someone New. Heartburn Relief Found in Your Kitchen

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, throughout the later part of the pregnancy, I was popping Tums or some antacid like crazy.  I later found out that I had gall stones, which is a whole ‘nother blog, I still have my gall bladder, thank you very much, but the gall bladder pain and heartburn pain are in similar areas, so I never knew which was which, and I would pop a million Tums, especially at night to make it seem more tolerable.  When Margo was five months old I was in the hospital with an inflamed gall bladder!  Of course, the surgeons were like, ‘When do you want to schedule surgery to remove your gall bladder?’.  I was like, ‘NEVER!!!!  You need your gall bladder, stupids!’.  Ok, I mean, you can survive without it, but I didn’t want to loose my little bile squirter.

After the hospital incident, I became much more aware of my gall bladder and liver.  Eating at certain times, certain foods, and actually, eating less dairy products, taking some ayurvedic remedies, and doing a cleanse, all seemed to help immensely.  I also read this crazy guy’s book called, ‘The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse‘.  The crazy guy, Andreas Moritz is actually really cool, he’s a gall bladder and liver crusader, but man, does he scare you about your liver!  Anyway, he mentions that anti-acids are really no good for you and often you confuse heartburn with gall bladder pain and the anti-acids just make the gall bladder worse.  So, I listened to the crazy guy and because I don’t want to do anything else to my poor gall bladder, (which has been behaving surprisingly well), I  have not popped a single antacid this entire pregnancy and haven’t even had real heart burn until…. the end of the third trimester… Oh yeah!  Bring on the heart burn! Read the rest of this entry

For the Number Twos: Keep a Box of Matches Near Your Toilet!

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Keet the Matches Near the Toilet!

Matches: A Real Life Saver!

‘Where did  the matches go!!!’ I hear from down the hall at 6:00 in the morning.  Hubby had just done #2 and him being the gentleman that he is, wanted to keep the bathroom smelling nice and fresh for his girls.

Oh, how I WISH I had known about this trick as I was growing up.  As a kid, there were five of us sharing one bathroom.  My mom and I were out numbered by my dad and two brothers.  There was nothing worse than busting to have to go, only to get in to the barthroom and have to breathe through your mouth… you know what I mean?  (Actually, a childhood friend of mine used to say no matter what, she would breathe through her nose because she didn’t want poo particles in her mouth!  HAAA!).  My husband’s Russian grandmother used to always keeps a box of matches in her purse , should she need them, no matter where she should be. Read the rest of this entry

Why We All Need a Role of Duct Tape in the House: Removes Warts Too!

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Duct Tape Wart Removal

Oh, Duct Tape, You’ve Done it Again!

Duct Tape Wallets, Waterproofing, Wart Removal.  Is there anything Duct Tape can’t do?

Yes, it’s gross, I know, but every few years, I seem to get a stubborn little wart somewhere on my hand.  It usually takes me a few weeks, even months to locate the role of duct tape in the house.  Usually, I can never find and and it can take me months to remember that next time I’m at the store, I need to buy some.  All the while, my little wart friend is sitting there happily until I decide to take some action!   Read the rest of this entry