Thursday, July 14, 2016

ienjoy Home Ultra Soft Down-Alternative Pillow Review

I received a sample of the Becky Cameron pillow to try before offering it to my ladies and thought I should do a proper review.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Review Sarasota Breeze Offset 10ft. Umbrella


For Mother''s Day, my sister, sister-in-law, and I got my mother the Sarasota Breeze Offset 10 foot  Umbrella.  The three of us found it very east to put together and pretty self-explanatory.  This is how it looked put together.  It covers her 6-seat outdoor table very well and provides excellent protection from the sun!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

My new Entrance Storage Bench by The Hedge Woodworks

Every week after dropping the kids off for ballet and karate I would visit the same stores in search of the one thing missing from my house, the perfect storage bench for my entrance way.  I found a couple that I was willing to compromise on, but always decided to wait a week before purchasing and then by the next week they just didn't interest me any more.  Let me show you what I finally purchased..

Monday, December 14, 2015

And they shall be known

By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?  Matthew 7:16.
The other day I heard an advertisement for a church and at the end, their tag line was, "The church with the fountain."  This stuck with me and not for the reason they meant it to.  This church is known in the town because they have a fountain.  I started thinking about that.  Well, woopty do.  I understand, there were probably a lot of drives, fundraisers, and donations to build that fountain.  I look around at the churches with their spirals reaching the skies.  I myself am currently attending one of those churches and they too have a fountain in the courtyard, but is that really what we want to be known for?  Where is our fruit? 
Why is our money going to build fountains when there are so many who are hungry to know the gospel?  So many workers doing what we don't who need support and supplies and here we are known for having a fountain.  How many are dying for a lack of fresh drinking water, yet we pay the electrical bill to run a fountain.  Fountains may appeal to the genteel folks in Aiken and bring them to that particular church, but is it bringing people to Christ?  Is it saving the lost?  Is it what we want to be known for?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ex-Sanctimommy

I've seen that look.  I've been in your shoes.  Once I was you.  I was the mama judging the other mama from the outside.  "Look at that child's teeth!  Her mama must not make her brush!"  "She stayed up 'til 1!  It's a school night!"  But now that I am here, I"m so sorry.  I understand and it's okay.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PFAPA update

So Abbie's teeth are horrible as a result of her fevers.  Back in March my TechDaddy took Abs to Dr. Napier in Aiken.  His policy is that children have to go back on their own.  So my husband sat there in his office for nine hours.  NINE HOURS, while my daughter was back there by herself.  Finally he called my husband back and they discussed how high fevers can damage teeth and the developing of teeth.  He said he could fix all of her teeth in three visits.  They decided to get an estimate from insurance before setting up the next appointment.  Two weeks later I got a call that she had been referred to another pediatric dentist.  I decided to ask my facebook friends for referrals and got a lead on a dentist in Augusta at Center for Pediatric Dentistry.  I called them.   They aren't in my network, but will take my insurance, plus I have the dental plus for the extra coverage.  I was very impressed by the office.  They were able to get x-rays easily.  Dr. Napier hadn't been able too.  He said her mouth was too small and he had the smallest equipment in the area.  How many other times had he lied to us?  The dentist put me at ease and said we needed to give her a clean start so that when her adult teeth came in she wouldn't have all that bacteria in her mouth.  We could do it all in one visit either in the office or at the hospital as out patient.  It will cost us over $5,000 after insurance to do this though.  If you feel so inclined would you share Abbie go fund me or donate yourself.  Chompers for Abbie     I have put her on an anti-inflammatory diet to help reduce her fevers even more.  She is drinking beet and carrot juice every day.  I have filled the fridge with fruits and veggies and reduced her bread and sugar intake.  I was given hope after calling the Ask a Pharmacist show.  You can hear my call here at 45:00 into the program.  Joe Dimatte had a lot of ideas to help fight the inflammation caused by her PFAPA.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Ability Tracking and the Gifted Child

        I grew up in a small town with one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school.  The students who were in my classes the day I started at the small private kindergarten that housed 3K, 4K, and 5K were the same ones in my advanced college classes when I graduated.  They are bankers, doctors, and  teachers.  I run into some of them in town even today.  At that time 5K was a half-day program in the public school and my mom had me enrolled in the private 5K in the morning and the public school 5K in the afternoons.  I credit my early high reading level and ability to do well on standardized testing to that private kindergarten which followed the Abeka program (but that will be a different topic).  All through elementary school I was challenged!  I had the best teachers and our class was known as 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, and 5A.  I consistently scored in the 96th-99th percentile on standardized tests.  I'm sure it helped that my parents were educators.  My mom a teacher and my dad a principal.  They made sure I could read before I entered school.  They made sure I behaved at school.  And they made sure I did my homework when I came home. Not doing and not behaving was not an option and the teacher never had to call home about my behavior or grades.  However, leaving the elementary and going into the  middle school brought a lot of changes to my life.