Posts Tagged ‘Take care of YOU!’

Don’t Fret the Sweat with Unilever and BlissTV

Heather says: Here on Home-Ec 101 I don’t often talk about parenting, even though we have four kids in our family -my stepdaughter + our three. I feel that parenting is an intensely personal experience, and I tend to shy away from offering advice. It’s so nuanced that what works for me and my children may…

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The D Word

Heather says: January 1st is an excellent time to take stock of what needs to change for positive growth. Life’s rough enough without creating additional problems. Just opening my calendar app makes my stomach clench and causes  my eye to start twitching -truly an attractive quirk. Is my calendar that jam packed? Well, no it’s…

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Grabbing Your Moment Of Zen Where You Can

Ivy says: In case you haven’t noticed, life is stressful. Sometimes you have to grab your moments of zen any way you can get them. I try to catch little moments of zen, like the peace of a quiet bathroom with nobody else in it, or driving down the road and catching my favorite song,…

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Saturday Sobfest: Curing The Hangover

Ivy says: Facebook and Twitter tells me that some of my pals who went to BlogHer are now suffering from hangovers. I’ve not been to BlogHer, but I’ve sure been the recipient of more than a few hangovers. Angelic Ivy says “Everything in moderation, kids. Don’t drink until you’re drunk.” But we all know I’m…

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A Funny for Friday and a Cautionary Tale

Heather says: Fearless Friday will return next week. I decided to cut myself some slack for the the holiday weekend. Also, everyone thank Ivy who has been so generously picking up my slack while I dealt with allergy testing. The tests itself weren’t bad, it was the five days prior to each where I could…

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Ask The Audience: Dealing With Stress

Ivy says: One of our bestest commenters, Mom of 3 asked this in the comments of this post: It’s not the money that’s killing me right now, it’s the stress. I need an article on that. How do you deal with the stress of an emergency situation when it comes on the heels of a…

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The importance of scheduling

Ivy says: It’s interesting how many people I know that had problems with their house getting piley over the holidays and now they’re scrambling to catch up on their household chores and routines. I’m included in that group- I’ve been doing a ton of laundry since this weekend and I still have laundry to do.…

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A Side Helping Of Transparency

Ivy says: Hi. My name is Ivy Hogan and I am using anti-depressants. That might not sound like a shocking revelation- after all, I’ve read several posts in recent weeks decrying how many doctors overprescribe anti-depressants, and how, surely, all these people who are on anti-depressants don’t really need them. I, myself, fought being put…

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Grandma’s Home Remedies: Mosquito Bites

Ivy says: My kids must be extra sweet because they are covered in mosquito bites, and I (luckily) have none. You know how kids can get when they’re itchy and uncomfortable- they whine a lot. And when they whine a lot, my patience gets thin, and then we’re in for a miserable day. On Saturday,…

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This Porridge is too Hot for my Acidophilus and Omega-3s

Dear Home Ec 101, If I put flaxseed oil and yogurt in my hot oatmeal, will their beneficial qualities be destroyed by the heat? Signed, Goldielocks Heather says: If you allow the oatmeal to cool to a temperature comfortable for eating before adding your flax oil and yogurt you should be just fine. Now, there…

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Dont beat yourself up over non-productiveness

Ivy says: Darling Home-Eccers, I would like to apologize about the lack of updates this week. Heather has family in town all week, and while I was totally planning on covering everything this week, I have managed to hit the trifecta of feeling crappy. First, my hidradenitis suppurativa has had a very major flare-up, leading…

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Sunday Night Reminder

Heather says: Tomorrow begins the first full work week of the New Year. (Shift workers, my family is in your boat, so I do feel your pain.)  Consider taking a few minutes tonight to avoid a hectic Monday morning. Decide and layout what you will wear. (If you have children, do the same for them)…

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Sleepy, Sleepy All the Time

Dear Home Ec 101, I’m pregnant with my second child. If I could I would sleep until noon and nap after lunch, too. I know I need some sort of routine for when the baby arrives. Any advice? ~Yawning in Yemassee Heathers says: First of all, take heart, part of your problem is simply being…

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