Liver nips are a Southern specialty. They are like spoon-drop dumplings with stew beef and liver ground and mixed into the dumpling batter. Included are two versions of this recipe.
In preparing for an annual chili cook-off, I tested many chili recipes and have included 12 here. The chilis range from the classic to the unexpected (with ingredients like cherries, pineapple, and butternut squash) to the vegetarian.
In 2013 our Boykin Spaniel had an adverse reaction to Frontline Tritak flea treatment. We used milk thistle to detox her and used only natural products thereafter to manage fleas.
I was diagnosed with ADD in my early 40s. In hindsight, the signs were there at a young age.
50 natural tips and strategies for managing acid reflux. General strategies for food and drink, natural products for prevention or relief of symptoms, sleep recommendations, and miscellaneous general management strategies.
Why do intelligent people drink and drive, and risk DUI/DWI arrest? Do people think they have to be stumbling and slurring their speech to be too impaired to drive?
I grew up in a mill town. It was a different time back then. Most people didn’t lock their doors, and didn’t worry at all about their kids playing outside unattended. I share some memories of my childhood growing up near the mill. Also included, my watermelon seed story.
Mattresses used to be made from natural materials. Now they are made from petroleum-based manufactured chemicals, foams, and plastics. These engineered materials continuously put out fumes that make some people sick, with a multitude of reported symptoms.
I grew up with lots of cousins, most of them older than me. Some of my teenaged cousins told me scary stories when I was very young. Those stories made a life-long impact on my tolerance for scary movies.
I have had success with removing warts with frankincense and oregano essential oils. I have included photos with dates for the progression of treatment.
Discover great homeopathic products that not only relieve sinus and flu symptoms, but are effective in prevention of full blown illness. Remedies for sinus relief, sore throat and laryngitis, and lungs and bronchial.
Using a serving tray is a great way to transport your dachshund to appointments and other trips to minimize lifting, which may contribute to back pain and strain.
After living in our house for over 5 years, we decided to have a house cleansing with sage. The previous tenants obviously had some issues, and we figured they may have left behind some bad energy. After the cleansing, we had some positive results we never could have anticipated.
I’ve probably had reflux my entire life. I’ve taken reflux medication, and I’ve done natural alternatives. One surprising and very important strategy in my arsenal is my adjustable bed.
Recipe for delicious fruit and nut breakfast bars that are low in fat and have loads of healthy nuts and seeds. Add in your favorite dried fruits. They hold together very well, which makes them a great take-along snack.
My top 3 exercises to strengthen the neck and upper back muscles, to reduce discomfort from desk work, and other activities that require sustained downward gaze and forward use of the arms.
Learn strategies to minimize the risk of back problems in your dog. Do your part to help your dog avoid back injury, which can be both painful and expensive.
Recipe and photo instructions for my mom’s delicious fig preserves.
It’s very frustrating to have a dog that won’t stop peeing on your carpet. There are some basic items that will make life easier and take away some of the stress.
We all know there are potentially harmful chemicals in our food. What about harmful chemicals that are absorbed through our skin? Natural soaps, shampoos, and detergents are better choices, and will help reduce the amount of toxins we absorb into our bodies.
Once a huge fan of Grey’s Anatomy, I fell out of love. The story lines became too far-fetched, week after week. Did Grey’s jump the shark, are was it always seriously ridiculous?
Great recipes for cold lunches to take to work or serve at home. Includes several salads: black bean, corn, and avocado; three amigos; reimagined caprese; cantaloupe and corn; Greek pasta; macaroni slaw; and Panzanella tomato.
Drunken pasta is pasta soaked or cooked in wine. Included are multiple recipes with pasta prepared with red wine and several prepared with white wine.
Nasal irrigation, with a Neti pot or bulb syringe, can relieve nasal stuffiness as well as flush out excess mucous secretions related to allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, and sinus infection.
Laryngotracheal reflux, also known as extra-esophageal reflux, manifests as sinus and allergy symptoms, like stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, and cough. If typical sinus and allergy treatment is not working for you, maybe you could discuss reflux with your doctor as a possible diagnosis.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, resulting in numbness and tingling in the fingers, and sometimes wrist pain, is a fairly common diagnosis during pregnancy. Discover easy relief strategies.
With a shoulder injury or shoulder condition, you should prioritize pain management and gentle movements. Doing too much too soon can work against you. Use of ice and passive exercises explained.
One of the most useful, yet simple, strategies to minimize pain associated with desk work is to stretch. In just a few minutes a day, you can do stretches that will help you work pain-free.
Schwan’s favorites such as steaks, pot pies, skillet dinners, fish, pasta, and dessert cake.
This article provides recipes for 10 delicious green salads that feature fruits, including apples, oranges, strawberries, watermelon, pears, and mangoes. Salad greens include spinach, arugula, and Spring Mix.
Astound your senses with bacon-wrapped appetizers like Lit’l Smokies, shrimp, scallops, baby potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms, dates, jalapeños, bananas, peaches, marshmallows, and more.
Easy, classic meatloaf recipes using Lipton Soup Mix, Campbell’s Soup, ranch dressing mix, and Manwich Sauce. Also my tomato topping.
14 party appetizers, made with Lit’l Smokies sausages. Super Bowl bacon wrapped Smokies, mini corndogs, grape jelly cocktail sausage, classic pig in a blanket, and more. Photos included.
Decadent Southern dessert. Homemade banana pudding made from scratch, with cooked custard, bananas, and Nilla Vanilla Wafers.
Children with poor nutritional status and weight gain may be referred for evaluation and recommendations for failure to thrive (FTT). Specialists need to determine the caloric needs of the child, and if those needs can be met.
Celebrity deaths like Whitney Houston, Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson have brought attention to the wide-spread problem of prescription drug addiction. Could Marilyn Monroe’s death have been just another accidental overdose by an addict?
Best Rock screamers I’ve personally seen perform: Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Ann Wilson (Heart), Joe Cocker, Prince, Roger Daltrey (The Who), and Ted Neeley (Jesus Christ Superstar).
Find creative activities to enrich the lives of seniors in nursing homes and other long term care facilities. Craft activities, cooking groups, book club, family fun night, pet visits, outings, gardening, and more.
A few things you might want to know before you adopt a dachshund. Common in dachshunds- biting, burrowing, and back problems. They are independent, stubborn, and irresistibly cute.
In-Hand Manipulation skills—translation, shift, and rotation—are important fine motor skills for a child’s development. IHM skills have been shown to directly correlate with handwriting skills and self-help skills like dressing.
Puzzles for young children. Differences in non-connecting puzzles, connecting puzzles, and interlocking puzzles. Strategies for modifying puzzles for child’s skill level.
Activities for young children for sorting by attributes such as shape and size. Explore the use beads, buttons, shape sorters, shape stackers, memory match cards, and more.
Alphabet recognition is an important prerequisite to reading and writing. Here are some fun ways to work on learning the alphabet, such as alphabet puzzles, books, iPad/iPhone games, and Android alphabet games.
Pre-school activities for sorting by color are an important pre-requisite for learning to name colors. Activities with pegboards, counting bears, colored blocks, colored beads, & homemade activities.
Choose from 8 Veggie Pot Pie selections and 4 hand pies to add variety to vegetarian selections for your Meatless Mondays or your vegetarian diet.
Over 50 recipes for veggie sandwiches. Sandwiches, wraps, & paninis. Sandwiches with grilled vegetables, tofu, eggs, cheese. Portabella sandwiches, simple raw sandwiches, sweet sammies, & more.
Versatile fruit punch for every day, as well as parties and holidays. Favorite punch made with Kool-Aid and pineapple juice. For parties and holidays, add sherbet or ginger ale.
Serve chicken wings at your next X-mas party, Super Bowl party, or tailgaiting. Choose from 26 recipes from Food Network stars like Emeril, Paula Deen, Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray, & Alton Brown.
Favorite fast and easy dip recipes for your nextgathering. Velveeta RoTel dip, spinach dip, guacamole, hummus, spinach and artichoke dip, ranch dip, 7-layer dip, and more.
My mom’s recipe for Japanese Fruit Cake, a layer cake with two plain, or “light” layers and two “dark” layers with nuts and raisins. Layers are topped with coconut filling.
Recipes for leftover Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey. Turkey pot pie, turkey and dressing casserole, turkey tetrazzini, turkey noodle soup, turkey stew, turkey salad, turkey sandwich.
Best, most popular recipes from Food Network for a delicious Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey. Explore great recipes and instructions for roasting a turkey. Herb roasted turkeys, brined turkeys, gravies, glazes, stuffing, and more.
Burger recipes to kick start your barbecue or party. Quick guide to 28 Rachael Ray burgers, made with ground chicken, turkey, salmon, or tuna. Also veggie burgers made with chickpeas and mushrooms.
Quick guide to 45 Rachael Ray burger recipes. Burgers made with ground beef, ground pork, ground lamb, burgers with bacon, & burgers made from a mixture of ground meats.
Relieve your cold, flu, and sinusitis symptoms with natural remedies for the ears, nose, and throat. These remedies also offer immune support, deter infection, and aid in detoxification.
Make steaming hot soups with your VitaMix blender. Ingredient summaries to 57 VitaMix Soup Recipes. Recipes are grouped into vegetable soups, cream soups, cold soups and soups with meat.
Classic Rock Christmas songs: David Bowie & Bing Crosby Little Drummer Boy, Eagles Please Come Home for Christmas, John Lennon & Yoko Ono Happy Christmas, Band Aid Do They Know it’s Christmas, more.
Trans Siberian Orchestra's music has popped up around the world synchronized with home Christmas lights. Enjoy this collection of 12 songs with amazing Christmas light displays.
A convenient collection of 20 wassail recipes. Most use apple juice or cider as a base. Unusual recipes use Red Hot candies or black pepper. Some include wine, rum, sherry, brandy, and whiskey.
There is an abundance of Christmas parades and festivals in San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country. From the Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony in San Antonio to Wassailfest in New Braunfels, there's no shortage of festivities to get you in the holiday spirit.
Many women require therapy for range-of-motion shoulder exercises after mastectomy or lumpectomy. Exercises help stretch the soft tissues to regain shoulder movement, without stressing incision scars.
Weight Watchers Mexican-inspired recipes offering big portions to make you feel full. Chili, chili cheese pie, and Spanish rice.
Vegetarian burgers recipe summaries. Links to 32 recipes with ingredient summaries and comments. All different. None with texturized vegetable protein. Burgers made from beans, grains, nuts, vegetables, tofu, and mushrooms.
Let me introduce you to some of my favorite Turkish foods, like shish and döner kebap, stuffed vegetables and grape leaves, fish and seafood, stews, salad, pilaf and more.
Among the most popular traditional Turkish food categories are kebaps. In my gastronomical Turkish travel, I enjoyed shish kebap, döner kebap, and köfte. I have also included specific foods like Adana kebap and Iskender döner. I’ve included a few personal photos of Turkey.
The first time I was invited to dinner at a Turkish family’s house, I was served sheep face soup as an appetizer. This is not something I could fathom eating! What could I do? I had been told never to refuse food or drink, as this was sure to insult Turkish people.
I have ventured into Mexico several times in my gastronomical travels, but my primary source for information on traditional Mexican food is my friend Josie. I compared Americanized Mexican food favorites with the versions of tacos, gorditas, burritos and chili rellanos she and her family eat.
Six versions of mock tuna salad. Vegetarian, vegan, and raw foods tuna salad. Two are made with garbanzo beans, one with tempeh, and three with nuts.
Excellent vegan-friendly veggie burger recipe adapted from the Blue Plate Diner classic, featured on Guy Fieri's "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives." This is a bean-based burger that is tasty and filling. Try it out, then put your own spin on it!
Ultra easy and quick dessert recipes for Pumpkin Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Fudge, Lemon Pie, and Fudge Pie. Who said decadent, homemade desserts had to be difficult?!
Bar cookies: 7-Layer Cookies, Chinese Chews, Peanut Butter Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars, Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, Lemon Bars.
Here are my three favorite Weight Watchers dessert recipes: Mandarin gelatin yogurt, strawberry pineapple sherbet, and chocolate peanut butter ice cream treats.
Delicious & beautiful layered desserts. Chocolate Delight, Strawberry Pretzel Dessert, Banana Split Pie, Dirt Cake, Mandarin Orange-Lemon Fluff Dessert, Double Layer Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Dessert.
These are my favorite of my mom’s pies when I was growing up: Pineapple Coconut Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, and Pecan Pie.
Enjoy healthy Weight Watchers low calorie lunches: Chicken and Dumplings, Rice Crust Quiche, Mini Pizza, Vegetable Soup, Spanish Rice, The Big Arsed Salad, Grilled Vegetables with Rice, and Fajitas.
Need cold lunch ideas? Here are some of my favorite Weight Watchers cold lunches. These are my modifications for Bean Slaw, Curried Chicken Salad, Turkey Rice Slaw, Bean-Citrus Salad, and more.
Three of my favorite Weight Watchers pasta recipes. These are my modifications for spaghetti pie, lasagna rolls, and chicken broccoli fettuccine.
Favorite Weight Watchers recipes for main dishes, all offering big portions to make you feel full! Tomato-based ground beef and cabbage dish, stuffed eggplant, and stir-fry.
Hors d'oeuvres and easy appetizer recipes for parties, most of which have only a few ingredients. Over 40 ideas, including dips for chips, veggies, and fruit; cocktail meatballs; cocktail weenies; Superbowl smokies; and more!
Cocktail meatballs, weenies, and sausages are easy to make and quick to disappear! These recipes are great for parties and other gatherings.
Strata is a breakfast casserole, made with bread and eggs, and layered with ingredients like onions, mushrooms, meat and cheese. Some recipes use asparagus, spinach or broccoli.
Interested in eating more fish, but short on ideas? You’ve come to the right place. Sample multiple options for baking, frying and grilling fish. Also fish stews and campfire cooking. Videos included.
Do you love chicken fried steak? Learn this method for cooking cubed steak. Also country style steak, swiss steak, steak Diane, and country fried steak. Videos by Alton Brown, Paula Deen, and Gordon Ramsey.
Step by step pictures and instructions on how to make chicken cutlets, with a delicious Italian parmesan breading. These cutlets would be perfect with pasta and marinara sauce for Chicken Parmigiana.
Most people might buy a VitaMix blender to make juices, smoothies and ice cream. You may be surprised to know you can make dozens of delicious VitaMix soups.
Medicinal properties, and benefits of herbs commonly used in soups and stews. Cardamom, coriander, rosemary, turmeric, tarragon, marjoram, cayenne pepper, black pepper. Benefits include easing digestive complaints, lower blood pressure, better insulin utilization.
New to a vegan diet or casein free diet? This is an overview of dairy substitute products for milk, cheese, butter and eggs. References and resources included.
It seems that handicapped children and adults make us uneasy. We avoid looking and them and talking to them. As an OT, I have known many handicapped people, and I can assure you they do not bite, and disability is not contagious. Just say hello!
As a pediatric OT, people would say to me “I could never do that! It would be heartbreaking working with handicapped kids.” It’s actually easy, because kids don’t feel sorry for themselves.
Couvade Syndrome refers to male pregnancy symptoms, which are experienced by up to 80% of expectant fathers. Symptoms include morning sickness, food cravings, weight gain, cramps & baby bump.
My favorite British rock bands, with videos, from the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, and The Rolling Stones. My personal connection to the bands and the songs, memories spurred, and why I love each.
The Body Ecology Diet was developed to improve health, cure & prevent disease by improving our internal environment through nutrition. A cornerstone of BED is lacto-fermented, or cultured vegetables.
The Body Ecology Diet was developed to improve the body’s internal environment through nutrition, & recommends abstaining from refined salt, & using mineral rich like Himalayan Pink & Celtic Sea Salt.
The Body Ecology Diet was developed to improve health, and cure and prevent disease by improving the body’s internal environment through nutrition. The BED only allows 4 grains: amaranth, quinoa, millet, and buckwheat.
Antioxidants help us fight against cellular damage that can quicken the aging process. Here’s a list of the top ten antioxidants, including the benefits and a list of food sources for each antioxidant.
Top Ten most antioxidant rich Vegetables and Top Ten Fruits, as determined by Tufts University researchers. Recipe links for each antioxidant vegetable and fruit.
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum specializes in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. He was diagnosed with these ailments in medical school, and had to drop out for a year. His Energy Revitalization System contains over 50 nutrients.
Standard Process has been producing quality supplements, made from whole foods, free of synthetic chemicals since 1929. Founder, Dr. Lee believed given good nutrition the body can heal itself.
Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a cardiologist who uses both Western Medicine and Alternative Medicine practices, recommends 10 supplements for women, to protect against heart disease.
Exercising in the water is a good way to get cardio and toning workouts with minimal stress on the body, and while remaining cool. You don’t have to be a swimmer to take advantage of aquatics exercise.
Need to ease back into fitness with a couch potato-friendly workout? Try in home walking, bouncing on a rebounder, Yoga or Pilates.
My experience with the Weight Watchers Quick Start Plus Program Cookbook helped me customize a weight loss plan to “make weigh-in” during my Air Force active duty years.
Applied Kinesiology is based on the premise that the brain knows everything about the body. Providers use muscle testing to assess problems in the body, and determine treatment needs.
BodyTalk is an energy healing technique that seeks to restore balance in the brain, and communication between the brain and body. Optimizing brain function restores the body’s ability to heal itself.
Spring Kicharee is a soup, or porridge-like dish rich with healing herbs and spices. In Chinese Medicine, it is ideal for “wood types” and pulling out “dampness”. It is beneficial for people with hypothyroidism, and anyone who wants to lose weight.
This article is about my personal experience with reflux and home remedies. Dietary modifications, natural digestive strategies, natural products for symptom relief, sleep recommendations, and more.
Favorite Home Remedies from an experienced massage therapist with extensive experience in natural healing. General detox, liver detox, gall bladder cleanse, sore throat, migraines, carpal tunnel, planter fasciitis, and fibrocystic breasts.
Top Ten Herbal Remedies from a massage therapist experienced in herbology and natural healing techniques. Natural herbal remedies for infection, urinary tract infection, reflux, gout, insomnia, respiratory ailments, liver cleanse, and skin problems.
Indian Herb is a paste that can be taken orally for almost any ailment, or for prevention & health maintenance. Also used for surface growths. Numerous testimonials report use for cancer treatment.
Hate answering to a boss? Ever consider developing small business ideas into income? Tips from national speaker Barbara J. Winter on small business ideas for how to make a living by establishing multiple profit centers.
Tips from national speaker Barbara J. Winter on expert consulting and how to establish yourself as an expert.
U.S. Women Figure Skaters who won Olympic medals between 1920 and 1980: Rosalynn Sumners, Debi Thomas, Kristi Yamaguchi, Nancy Kerrigan, Tara Lipinski, Michelle Kwan, Sarah Hughes, Sasha Cohen.
My first installment of rock and pop “love gone wrong” songs. Angie by the Rolling Stones, The Flame by Cheap Trick, Picture by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow, Without You by Harry Nilsson, and more.
U.S. Women Olympic Figure Skaters 1920-1980: Theresa Weld, Beatrix Loughran, Maribel Vinson, Tenley Albright, Carol Heiss, Barbara Roles, Peggy Fleming, Janet Lynn, Dorothy Hamill, Linda Fratianne.
These country songs are of love gone wrong. Classic songs by George Jones, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, Charley Pride, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline.
Country Music songs for romance, love, longing and intimacy. Set the mood with Tim and Faith, Shania, Kenny, Dolly, Waylon, Willie, George Strait, Clint Black, Lonestar, George Jones, LeAnn Rimes, and Ronnie Milsap.
Songs for romance, love and intimacy. Set the mood with the Eagles, the Bee Gees, Elton John, Elvis, the Beatles, Elvin Bishop, Jefferson Starship and others.
One of my most memorable Valentine’s Days was the one that I forgot. It is now a fond memory of time spent with an old Army friend, and the doggie love of my life, Miss Mocha Bean.
I grew up in S.C., with typical Southern New Year’s traditions. We ate collard greens cooked with fatback, for dollars, blackeyed peas for coins and rice for pennies. We had fried hog jowl and cornbread. I included recipe thumbnails at the end.
Duke’s Mayonnaise is a staple in the Southeast. Duke’s makes sandwiches and potato salad much better. My favorite foods and recipes that highlight the great taste of Duke’s Mayonnaise.
In 2009 my dog bit my hand. I learned about Mint Julep Masque to prevent infection from the clerk at Sprouts. My swelling and redness were gone in 48 hours and I regained full motion. I now use Mint Julep for puncture wounds, insect bites and other skin lesions.
Southern-style baked macaroni and cheese, and the best thing to do with leftovers- Dunbar macaroni.
Videos of Leonard Cohen and 10 performance gems by artists from around the globe. These artists may be unknown to you, but each performance of Hallelujah is outstanding.
Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, 10 performances by Idol and X-Factor contestants, including Lee DeWyze, Jason Castro, Eoghan Quigg, Damien Leith, and Alexandra Burke.
Videos of 10 performances of Leonard Cohen’s iconic song, Hallelujah, including Leonard Cohen, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan and Bono.
This article includes videos of 10 great performances of Leonard Cohen’s iconic song, "Hallelujah". Scroll through and discover your favorite!
Classic Christmas Movies: White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Gathering, The Homecoming- A Christmas Story, A Christmas Story, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Miracle on 34th Street.
Overview of my favorite animated Christmas classics: Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Frosty the Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas & Mr. Magoo Christmas Carol.
Over 100 interesting and amusing Tee Shirts from The Lighter Side. Great for Christmas, Birthday and other gift-giving needs.
Children’s puzzles and board games are excellent activities to facilitate normal development. This is a primer on game activities in the areas of visual perception, fine motor, gross motor, social and cognitive skills.
Great $1 craft kits for kids. Use crafts as creative play to facilitate developmental skills while having fun.
These are the treats my family would have after Christmas Candlelight service: Martha Washington Candy, sausage and cheese balls, fudge and more.
Three family fruitcake recipes, fruitcake cookies, plus the best commercial fruitcake I’ve ever found.
Tattoo inks are not regulated by the FDA, despite increasing evidence of short-term and long-term effects, including skin cancer and auto-immune disorders.
Classic frostings, including cream cheese, butter cream, chocolate fudge and coconut frostings.
I share my mom's chocolate, 7-Up, 5-Flavor, and lemon JELL-O pound cake recipes.
Games of gross motor skills and fine motor skills and coordination for children 8 years old and up. Tip It, Jumpin Monkeys, Mouse Trap, Tiddly Winks, Jenga, Perfection, Operation, Twister Dance DVD.
Games of motor skills and coordination for children 6 years old and up. Bed Bugs, Booby Trap, Drop in the Bucket, Topple, Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots, Ker Plunk, Tumble Game, Tumbling Monkeys, Yoga Kit for Kids, Twister.
Dexterity & coordination games for children 5 & up. Barrel of Monkeys, Ants in the Pants, Please Don’t Spill the Beans, Don’t Break the Ice, Hot Potato, Toss Across, Monkeying Around, Let’s Go Fishin.
Games of dexterity and coordination for 3- and 4-year old children. Cootie, Lucky Ducks, Bean Bag Toss, Honey Bee Tree, Hungry Hungry Hippos, What’s in Ned’s Head, Poppa’s Pizza Pile-Up, Squiggly Worms, Mr. Potato Head, Fishin Fun.
These are classic dice and card games. They are perfect for families. Games are suitable for children 8 and older. Uno, Yahtzee, Boggle, Dominos, Connect Four, Scrabble Slam.
Favorite board games for children 8 & older, and ideal for families. Included: Guess Who, Battleship, Hangman, Monopoly, Clue, Twenty Questions.
Classic games for children 3 to 8 years old. I used most of these games in providing Occupational Therapy in the schools. Boggle Jr, My First Uno, Picture Bingo, Yahtzee Jr, Memory, Picture Dominos.
These are some of my favorite board games for 3 to 8 year old children, from my years as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist.
Thanksgiving Dinner was a big deal when I was growing up. I’m going to share recipes for family Thanksgiving favorites such as potato salad, baked mac & cheese, sweet potato pie, and banana pudding.
This is my story about why I have gray hair. Actually, it’s the gray hair I asked for, my Aunt Totsie’s gray hair. So you see, I could never dye it. How often do we get exactly what we asked for?
When I was in college, my class hosted a party for Developmentally Delayed adults every Halloween. Costumes were made from things we had on hand. These are cheap and easy to put together Halloween costumes like those from our parties.
Most people with arthritis will use some type of heat treatment at home on a regular basis to relieve arthritis pain. It can be as common and simple as a daily hot shower or bath, or a heating pad. There are other inexpensive options for home use as well.
We take good care of our favorite car. Why can’t we treat our bodies as well as we treat our possessions? We need to “turn the radio down” & listen for the rattles in our body like we do for our car.
After 6-½ years of chronic sinus infections, I finally cured myself and regained my life with a self-help book. I followed a regime of immunity-boosting supplements to regain my health.
Most people are not good at describing pain. I hope to help you learn the language to talk about your pain and symptoms with your doctor or other medical provider.
Many would say the benefits of weight loss surgery are obvious. There are also many common side effects of surgery. There is an emerging trend however of a much more serious complication of unstable blood sugar.
Many children have sensory processing problems that influence behavior. Children may not like being touched, may have unusual preferences in clothing, or may have limited food choices. Understanding these issues may make it easier for parents and teachers to deal with children’s problem...
Learn how to make high-quality ice packs at home with things like rubbing alcohol and corn syrup.
Ice is an inexpensive yet very effective treatment for pain, inflammation, and swelling. Most clients do not appreciate the importance of cold treatments.
Fast, cheap & easy recipes, most with only 3 to 5 ingredients, & are enough for 4 people when served with a side. Think you can’t cook? Busy & don’t know what to cook? These recipes are for you.
These casserole recipes are inexpensive, quick to prepare, and delicious. Chicken Divan, Chicken pot pie, Tuna casserole, Shepherd Pie, Tater tot, and more!
Premature infants must fight to survive in a world that they are not yet scheduled to enter for weeks or months. Their immature central nervous system easily becomes overstimulated. The Developmental Care Model seeks to minimize environmental stress in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and...
Think you can't cook, or too busy? Try these 12 easy pasta dishes. Most use only 3 to 5 ingredients. Spaghetti, Tetrazzini, seafood pasta, Fettuccine Alfredo, Tuna Peas Mac & Cheese, and more.
Resting hand hplints, worn while sleeping, are very effective for relief from arthritis pain and stiffness in the hands.
This article covers the things you want to know about resuming activity, range of motion, scar management, sensory re-education, and lymphedema prevention after a mastectomy.
We cannot escape arthritis. However, contrar to what many people think, there are many self management strategies to get relief from arthritis pain and stiffness. Use of heat strategies, gloves and splints, exercises, and joint protection strategies are very effective.
My experience with computer workstation ergonomics started when my occupational therapy practice shifted to clients with arm complaints. I realized the majority were desk workers. Ergonomics was always an issue.
A contrast bath is the alternating use of warm and cold water. This technique is one of the best and most simple strategies to relieve arthritis pain and stiffness in the hands.