Category: Lifestyle (Page 2)

I’m Not a Messenger, But I Do Carry the Bag

I’ve gotten a crazy amount of email asking me which messenger bag I carry ever since I mentioned it in the post about carrying meds last week. Consider this a public service announcement, direct from me to you: Messenger bags are the greatest accessory ever invented in the history of raising a kid with asthma. […]

Meet Allie Larkin and Her Debut Novel, Stay

The term “chick lit” means about as much to me as the term “mommy blogger” does. Neither one of them really do justice to the thousands of talented women who pour their words and ideas and insight onto the page and screen or to the enormous variety of subjects they write about. I just, however, […]

Natural Perfume

A few years ago, I did a little research into some of purer, less synthetic perfumes out there, the ones that use essential oils rather than lab-created fragrances. And by “research,” I mean I went shopping and sampling. I discovered three issues that made finding the good stuff easier: Solid or oil formulations often contain fewer ingredients […]

Pumpkins and the Best Thanksgiving Letter Ever

Gardening is not really my thing. I want it to be – I like to cook and love the idea of growing my own food, and visions of working the soil in the sun and bringing in the harvest under a fall sky appeal to me. And I’ve tried. Really, I have. Window planters of […]

Review – National Jewish Family Air Care Kit

Back when my daughter was three, four, and even five years-old and flaring all the time, I remember one visit to the pediatrician’s office in particular. Nothing seemed to help her spastic airways – not the short burst of oral steroids, not the various allergy prescriptions, not the three solid weeks of round-the-clock albuterol treatments. […]

Product Review: Yes to Carrots Mud Mask, Plus a Contest Link

I’ve managed to win not one but two contests on a couple of my favorite blogs recently. Both times I received eco-friendly bath and body prizes, a total win since I can test out the natural products for free before I spend the extra money on them. Today’s review is for the first prize I […]

Product Review: Yes to Carrots Mud Mask, Plus a Contest Link

I’ve managed to win not one but two contests on a couple of my favorite blogs recently. Both times I received eco-friendly bath and body prizes, a total win since I can test out the natural products for free before I spend the extra money on them. Today’s review is for the first prize I […]

5 Lung Facts You Might Not Know

1. Your left lung is smaller than your right one. Can you guess why? ETA this answer: While your heart sits more or less in the center of your chest cavity, the larger part bulges out to the left, leaving less space for that lung. 2. The word *lung* probably comes from *lunge,* the Old […]

I Make My Own Halloween Face Paint. No, Really.

I wouldn’t say having a kid with asthma has a whole lot of advantages. Plus, I’m less a silver lining kind of woman than I am a glass-is-half-nothing-because-it-is-bone-dry one. Every so often, though, I do step out of my cloud of pessimism and Why My Kid? mode to feel a bit of gratitude for lessons […]