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Sunday, February 22, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
OK, I'll admit it. I am a Valentine's Day freak. I know, I know...as a society, we have commercialized Christmas, Easter, and Valentine's Day, and I am guilty of contributing to the growing pocketbook of the executives at American Greetings. I am the answer to Hallmark's prayers. The makers of pink icicle lights - they love me. They send me a birthday card every year. The genius who invented Valentine's Day GARLAND? My contribution to her cause has undoubtedly paid for at least two of her cars.
Friday, February 6, 2015
According to the American Heart Association, one in three women dies of heart disease or stroke each year. To help fight the high rate of heart-related deaths, every February the American Heart Association directs their attention to awareness days and campaigns that teach the general public about the importance of adopting behaviors that lead to improved heart health. February 6 is National Wear Red Day and the health professionals from NurseWise – a multilingual nurse triage and health education provider – are encouraging Americans of all ages and genders to wear red in support of the American Heart Association’s quest to decrease avoidable heart issues.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you're the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside. ~Rachel Wolchin
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Have a fabulous week moms!
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Post shared from ERNursescare blog :
Most often if a child is brought to the Emergency Department for a fever, the parent has really not tried to do anything at home to first bring the fever down. They just drop everything and rush to the ER...OMGosh!!
Adults as well come to the ER with just a fever, not knowing what to do about it.(Yes they really do)
Taking medications to help reduce the fever first, waiting a couple of hours is ok, you will be ok.
Sitting in the ER waiting room is not the answer, you are exposing others to your illness or you might just pick up something you don't want. The waiting room is a breeding ground for germs.
Many cooling methods can be performed before you visit your local ED or even your doctors office.
First of all, give your kids some medication for fever. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Motrin: if they are over 6 months of age) is made for just that reason, they are fever reducers and pain relievers. You are not going to overdose or kill your child by giving these medications. You can even given them together in appropriate situations, they are metabolized in different areas of the body (kidneys and liver) so it is perfectly ok if your pediatric doctor or the ED doctor tells you to give the medications together for one dose to reduce a high fever, then alternate the medications from then on.
A Fever is the body's defense mechanism for fighting off some kind of process going on, such as viral or bacterial infection. It is ok for your child to have a fever (don't flip out on me now). Fever in the body's natural reaction to a stress reaction going on inside the body. It is trying to fix the problem in its own natural response.
Febrile seizures most often will occur in children that might be prone to these (due to a problem with the temperature thermoregulation). A febrile seizure occur due to a sudden rapid rise in the temperature.
Leslie is also the creator and author of ERNursescare, an ER nurse for 25+ years, and a mommy of 3 kiddos and 7 furbabies.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Santa is coming to town this week and we need cookies to leave out for him don't we?
Gingerbread People Cutouts~
- cup packed brown sugar
- cup shortening
- 1 1/2
- cups dark molasses
- cup cold water
- cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
- teaspoons baking soda
- teaspoons ground ginger
- teaspoon ground allspice
- teaspoon ground cinnamon
- teaspoon ground cloves
- teaspoon salt
Easy Creamy Frosting
- cups powdered sugar
- teaspoon vanilla
- About 5 tablespoons half-and-half
In large bowl, stir together brown sugar, shortening, molasses and water. Stir in remaining cookie ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. On floured surface, roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut with floured gingerbread cutter or other favorite shaped cutter. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched (for a softer, chewier cookie, bake 8 to 10 minutes). Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
In large bowl, stir together all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Decorate cookies with frosting.
Easy shortcut is to use the premade a frosting, let kids help decorate so they add their own artistic flair.
Friday, December 12, 2014
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Merry Christmas from
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
- 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 turkey (14 to 16 pounds)
- 8 fresh sage leaves plus 4 fresh sage sprigs, divided
- 6 fresh thyme sprigs, divided
- 4 medium onions
- 5 celery ribs
- 5 medium carrots
- 3 medium parsnips
- In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup oil, garlic, salt and pepper. With
- fingers, carefully loosen skin from the turkey breast; rub mixture
- under the skin. Place sage leaves and two thyme sprigs under the
- skin. Secure skin to underside of breast with toothpicks.
- Cut onions into wedges and the celery, carrots and parsnips into
- 2-in. lengths. Place about a fifth of the onions, celery and carrots
- in the turkey cavity; add sprigs and remaining thyme. Place
- remaining vegetables in a roasting pan. Place turkey, breast side
- up, over vegetables. Brush with remaining oil.
- Bake at 325° for 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 hours or until a meat thermometer
- reads 180°, basting occasionally with pan drippings. Cover
Nutritional Facts: 8 ounces cooked turkey equals 599 calories, 32 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 245 mg cholesterol, 342 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 72 g protein.
- loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly. Cover and let stand
- for 20 minutes before carving turkey. Discard vegetables; use
- drippings to make gravy. Yield: 14 servings.
Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/juicy-herb-roasted-turkey#ixzz3JfPnRye1
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