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Drumbeat of love in a cyber-powered world: Fearless collaboration

Nov 25, 2014
Drumbeat of love in a cyber-powered world: Fearless collaboration

According to a recent NPR report, parents and adult children are living in the same home as the milennial and the baby boomer generations are making choices that resemble an extended family. In my view, the idea of the modern young adult returning home to live with parents after college is a natural...

Momservations
Appreciating the Little Things

Nov 25, 2014
Appreciating the Little Things

A list of some of the things that makes parenting easier (first posted on Famtivity.com).

Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 24: Mood and Medications

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 24: Mood and Medications

Robert is generally very polite, sweet and overall in an excellent mood.  It might be physically difficult to care for him but it is not emotionally difficult when he is cooperative, joking around and full of laughter. 

Robert playing ball with the dogs
When Robert (or any caree for...

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Banana Moments
Is it possible to protect your child’s innocence in a cyber-powered world?

Nov 24, 2014
Is it possible to protect your child’s innocence in a cyber-powered world?

A recent survey found that 80% of UK parents feel that their children are growing up too fast, and the question remains who is in control? The technology (and media), the child or the parent? Many parents are granting unsupervised access to internet-powered devices at early ages, seven and younger, and there is a...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Cranberry Omlette – An Unlikely But Delicious Breakfast

Nov 24, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Have you heard the news about cranberries? Cranberries contain a powerful cocktail of protective phytonutrients, plant chemicals that contain protective, disease-preventing compounds (flavonoids and phenolic acids) that act as antioxidants in the body. Cranberry extracts have been shown to inhibit the growth of oral, colon, and prostate cancer cells, in...

Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 23: Spreadsheets, Spreadsheets and More Spreadsheets

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 23: Spreadsheets, Spreadsheets and More Spreadsheets

Being organized gives me a sense of relief and peace.  I can breathe a little easier when I know the briefs are in the same cabinet as they were last week and the extra toothpaste is on a shelf that I can direct Richard to when Robert is asking for more.

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 22: Tips for a Successful Respite

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 22: Tips for a Successful Respite

Confession: I am much better about talking about tips for a successful respite than I am about actually taking respite for myself!

A pedicure and a new pair of shoes -
my favorite form of self-care
It has been a while since Richard and I had a weekend for just...

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Cavegrrl
Gluten Free Menu Shines at Siino’s Pizza, Pasta and Grill in Lincoln

Nov 22, 2014
Gluten Free Menu Shines at Siino’s Pizza, Pasta and Grill in Lincoln

A few weeks ago, Andy and I visited a restaurant in Lincoln called Siino’s Pizza, Pasta & Grill. We were originally going to sample the gluten free pizzas as a part of National Pizza Month in October, but instead we decided to go with other items on the gluten free menu. Siino’s story began...

Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 21: Managing Incontinence

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 21: Managing Incontinence

Before we get to today’s topic, I just want to say: OH MY GOODNESS!  We are two-thirds of the way through Epilepsy Awareness Month! My purpose this month has been to post a video each day about the impact epilepsy has had on Robert.  My intent was also to keep the videos to two...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: November 22nd – 23rd

Weekend Top 10: November 22nd – 23rd

Enjoy live music, art projects and meet Mama Claus at the SACRAMENTO HARVEST FESTIVAL. Friday – Sunday Travel the World of Lights, see acrobats and martial artists, and go on rides at GLOBAL WINTER WONDERLAND. Saturday – Sunday Get into the holiday spirit at the Roseville HOLIDAY PARADE, then hop on over to Rusch...

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