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Why teens text from behind the wheel and what to do about it

Nov 17, 2014
Why teens text from behind the wheel and what to do about it

Why your teen should not be expected to respond immediately to parents’ texts and calls Bonus link to a guide for grooming your child for cyber safe use of smart devices One of the main reasons parents decide to equip their child with a mobile phone is the belief that instant communication...

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Small Steps to a Healthier Pet: Eliminating Artificial Colors

Nov 17, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama

My friend, Shannon, is a nutritionist, and she is one of the most non-judgemental people I know. I always think that when I speak to someone who is so dedicated to putting healthy things into her body that she’s made a career of it, I’ll be sized up every which...

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 16: Epilepsy and Religion

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 16:  Epilepsy and Religion

I have always been perplexed about Robert’s deep religious beliefs. 

Trish took Robert to church a while back
In fact, I have found myself annoyed when I am waiting for him to finish saying grace and I am starving to death.  I think it’s a little over the top...

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matching holiday pajamas for any budget

matching holiday pajamas for any budget

Christmas is around the corner, which means that you should be picking out your holiday card photos and getting those printed up right away! But if you’re looking ahead to taking the perfect photos on Christmas Day, then you’re probably shopping for pajamas right now. Hanna Andersson got into the matching family PJ game...

Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 15: Friendships, Bonds and Blessings

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 15:  Friendships, Bonds and Blessings

A devastating side-effect of epilepsy is social isolation.

The Epilepsy Society of the UK discusses the link between epilepsy and mood which, of course, can affect personal relationships. 

Robert and Carol: a bond and blessing
Whether this is because of the medications or the fear of having a seizure...

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 14: Ack! The Caregiver is Sick

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 14:  Ack! The Caregiver is Sick

The impact of epilepsy on Robert is that he has declined to the point of needing assistance with his daily living tasks.  He is incontinent but isn’t aware (or concerned) if his pants get wet.  He’s told me before, “they’ll be dry by morning.” 

Um, he needs a little . . . guidance when it...

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Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 13: Enjoying the Simple Things

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 13:  Enjoying the Simple Things

I don’t know if Robert finds pleasure in simple things because of the cognitive impairment that has increased over the years or if he just figured out the key to happiness before the rest of us.

Deeeelicious! 
Robert has had many challenges to overcome in his life due to...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
This Is What Happened When I Started Brushing My Hair, Again

Nov 13, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Guess what? I didn’t brush my hair for, er, about 25 years. Yes, you read that right. 25 years without one single hair brush touching my locks. Heck, I didn’t even own a hairbrush during that time. I have curly hair and from everything I read I concluded that brushing...

Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 12: Epilepsy and Working

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 12:  Epilepsy and Working

Yesterday Robert talked about not being able to drive because of his uncontrolled epilepsy (well, except for that one time our dad let him drive but that’ll be our little secret).

Once Robert finished his bedtime routine and got settled into bed (and agreed to set aside the word...

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