It’s that time of the week again: MONDAY!
Let’s check in on the hot topic of dwarfism: This week I want to direct you to an amazing publication, local to South Florida, but available online to all mamas and papas: Babyourself.
It’s such an wonderful publication, that when I stumbled upon it from my sister (now a Floridian), I contacted the founder of the mag and asked for an issue to be sent to me. I read it cover-to-cover, looking at all the awesome information (the magazine’s featured pediatrician is not only full of wonderful medical insight, he’s a father seven times over!), reading up on caring for the babe AND me, checking out all the things to do in Florida and learning about sun-care for my sheltered New England beauty. The magazine doesn’t have an overly-local feel, and so I LOVE when my issues come in the mail. And then, a dream. I got an email from the woman who started it all, asking me if I wanted to write a piece for their upcoming issue focusing on the unexpected parts of parenthood. Did I ever! Reading my name under Contributing Writers was a dream come true.
And so, please check out my piece here (pages 14-15), as well as the whole read. I promise you will not be disappointed! Thank you for reading and sharing.
This week I am thankful for things falling into place. When all your ducks (finally) fall into a row, and you’re able to accomplish what you need to, it makes a world of difference in your outlook. For me, that meant a return I was waiting for went through, and I was able to get my friend a gift. It all worked out seamlessly, and that makes me happy. Although I firmly believe material things are not worth most of the stress we put on them, when you find something that fits someone so right, you want to get it for them. It’s been a hard lesson for me to learn: you can’t buy everything you want. I have worked full-time since I was in my teens, and not working, paying massive insurance debts and raising a baby on one income in a bad economy isn’t ideal, but it doesn’t change my wants and desires. This week Amazon really pulled through for me, with excellent customer service, and the precise timing to accomplish just what I needed: the perfect gift and the perfect price.
Lastly, my random of the week is juicing. I want to say re-purpose or upcycle but, if I hear those phrases one more time, I may go crazy(-er)… but I guess that’s just what this is! I have been on a massive juicing kick since my mother-in-law gave me a juicer, and it’s been perfect, not just for me, but for Addie, too! I have been using the pulp from carrots, spinach, kale, apples, pears… to make her food! After I juice, I put some juice back in the pulp, then I cook it (carrots, kale, spin) or just mix with her yogurt (apples, pears) and we have no waste!
Happy juicing- I recommend it for all your I forgot to have breakfast, lunch, dinner moments, as well as for an afternoon treat. You’ve never had apple juice, til you’ve had apple juice… mix with some veggies- delicious! And happy EASY way to make some side dishes for your little ones
I wish everyone a happy week! (I was brief this week… I hope it makes up for my usual over-wording of life!)