Monday, April 23, 2018

April 23rd Monday Madness Giveaway Linky





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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Get A Better Nights Sleep With A New Pillow




Your bed is a piece of furniture that sees a lot of use. Every night. It should be a super comfortable place to be, since your quality of sleep affects so much of your life. Since having Mr. J almost 11 years ago, my sleep has changed. Especially when the kids were really young. A few years ago, I heard the term "mombie" for the first time, and it is very fitting.  As the kids got older, my sleep got a little better, but for the last few months I have been waking up with a sore neck and shoulders - and not feeling rested. At first, I though I had slept in a weird position or something, but when it continued, I started to realize that I was likely in need of a new pillow.  I put it off for awhile, and when I was given the chance to try The Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow, I jumped at the opportunity.

I like a firm pillow, but still with a little softness. I wasn't sure how much water I was going to need to add, when the pillow arrived, I checked the insert to see if there were recommendations, and there is a guide printed to help give you an idea of the amount of water to use. I added 3L to give the medium a try, and it was the perfect amount for me.



The first night I had no trouble falling asleep, and woke up feeling refreshed in the morning. No neck pain, no back pain, no shoulder pain. The next couple of days it was the same, and after almost 3 weeks of using the pillow, I am happy to report that I am still sleeping really well.  I don't know what sleeping on a cloud would feel like, but I am pretty sure The Floating Comfort Pillow is pretty close.

If you are a mombie or have one in your life, why not give them the gift of a good nights sleep with
The Floating Comfort Pillow  - and also check out The Key To A Happy Marriage and A Good Nights Sleep.


Monday, April 16, 2018

April 16th Monday Madness Giveaway Linky





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Thursday, April 12, 2018

May The 4th Be With You - Star Wars Recipe Round Up


May 4th will be here soon, and that means Star Wars day. You will likely see "May the 4th be with you" all over the internet. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

April 9th Monday Madness Giveaway Linky





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Monday, April 2, 2018

April 2nd Monday Madness Giveaway Linky





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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter 2018

I hope that you had a fantastic Easter!  We started off the day great with a quick egg hunt from the Easter Bunny.  The eggs were hidden around our main floor, and the kids had to find them. Some were smartie eggs, some caramilk, and then there were a few plastic eggs with a loonie in them.


Mr. K apparently doesn't like caramilk bars, so he very kindly gave all of his caramilk eggs to his brother.


The photo above looks like just a smartie egg....but it really means so much more. Mr. K offered me 2 of his smartie eggs. Just because. He knows I like chocolate and he wanted to share with me. This was long after giving his brother all of this caramilk eggs. He wasn't thinking about the small amount of chocolate he got, he just wanted to be nice and share. This is my kid.  We have struggled a lot over the last year.  In the fall, he was diagnosed with ADHD. There are many, many difficult times. Occupational therapy appointments, physio, speech, vision, and more..... There are meltdowns, and non stop talking, non stop moving, and lots of agitation. There are struggles with learning (we are so fortunate that he has the teacher he does, and she is so very accommodating of his need to move) and struggles at home. But then, he does this.  This is the child that the teachers see. This is the child that his friends see. I am constantly told he is the kindest, gentlest, most helpful student. However, that is a side I don't often see. I know its there, because of days like today.  I don't talk much about him - because it's not my story to tell. However, it's also because I want to celebrate the good days, and not dwell on the bad.


We played board games, went for a walk and the kids played basketball together (and actually got along for the most part). I made a turkey dinner - no dessert, there was enough chocolate eaten throughout the day.

There were definitely some down points during the day (yelling, meltdowns, and some injuries while playing basketball), but overall it wasn't too bad.

There wasn't a TON of chocolate for them, so not much leftover....however, if you have mini eggs surrounding you, check out these easy birds nest cookies!