Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Life is Too Short...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
100 Days of Real Food...
This book is unbelievably informative!
It's got a user-friendly layout and the recipes are not
complicated at all. My favorite section is "Getting Your Family
on Board." Coming in at a close second are the Meal Plans.
It's really not difficult to complete 100 days of real food, as long
as everyone in your home also buys into it. This book does a great job of
detailing how to get picky eaters and reluctant spouses involved, and also
lists age-appropriate kitchen chores for kids.
There is also a section that lists recipes by dietary need, which is
really helpful for people who are gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegetarian.
I would have liked to have seen heart-healthy, low-salt, and diabetic-friendly
lists in that section, but you can't have it all sometimes.
All in all, this is a great book full of ideas, tips, and recipes that
families should have in their arsenal of cookbooks that are actually useful.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Friday, August 08, 2014
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Monday, August 04, 2014
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Friday, August 01, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
Just Keep Going...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Happy Birthday, Mom!...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
His First Bully...
Jack has his first bully. I knew it was going to happen eventually. It's heartbreaking. Not to worry, though. THIS Mama Bear is all over it like a fly on shit. I've been on it since the first encounter. Yesterday was the third incident and everyone knows it's not Jack that's the problem. Even other kids stick up for him because, frankly, he's a warm and likeable kid.
I just want to scream at the kid who's doing this to him. I won't because I know better, but I really want to. My guess is that this kid is very troubled and he learned everything he knows from his dear old dad. How do you expect a child to be kind when he never sees it at home? Not my problem.
My only priority is to protect my son's rights. Not only is he special needs, he would also never hurt a fly and expects everyone else to be be kind, too. Unfortunately, Jack has had to learn that not everyone is going to be nice and it makes him sad. He may be on the verge of realizing that he's different.
I just want to break something because I'm so upset about it! I'm no helicopter Mom at all, but I have to be his advocate. No one, special needs or not, should ever fall prey to a bully.