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Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Will be in the books today.  Need to join the Wandering Wed., but too busy.  Please join Inspiring To Save for her Wed. blog hop called Wandering Wed. I will try to join next week.  I hate Anatomy and Physiology!!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Toddler Talk-All that garble

I completely understand the sideways glances that I get from people who hear me have conversations with the kids in public.  Mainly with my two toddlers.  I am constantly repeating different things that could be what my 3yr old is saying and telling the almost 2yr old " I'm sooo sorry but mommy has no idea what you are trying to tell me"!  I try my best to decipher the garble, but sometimes I am at a loss.  The best is when my 3yr old is trying to talk to some pretty lady (he is such a flirt) and I have to translate.  Sometimes I just have to shake my head and tell that pretty lady I have no idea what that one was!!

Sometimes it works in my favor that it is difficult to understand my son.  I have a bad habit of swearing and he picks up some phrases.  Then he even knows how to use them correctly in a sentence.  The latest is "that pisses me off"  He has been saying that to the TV (mainly to Olivia, why? I have no idea), to is little sister, and even to going to the commissary(he hates that place-no toys all over the place).  When I was showing my ID to the guard at the gate he told me that "it pisses him off going to this store".  I have no idea if the guard understood him or not, I am hoping not.  I hoping that I only understood it cause he is my son and I listen to him all the time and have gone through the continuous guessing game of the garble.  The guard made no face or comment,so I think I am OK.  Me and my damn mouth, next thing he'll be saying "Oh Shit".  I say that the entire time that I am cooking dinner!

So, we work on words and read books together to try and ease the understanding of the garble and to get the almost 2yr old to speak words.  That does seem to help and I love reading to them.  Maybe it will teach them to respect books and not just try to tear them up.  I wish that there was a book that could help me understand the garble!  Actually, I think that there is one out there somewhere.  I saw a commercial once, but remember thinking that they were full of shit!  I will just continue doing the guessing game of all that garble!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Coochy Cream

Don't get grossed out, I am not talking about THAT!  For Mommy Monday I will be talking about Coochy Cream.  I have found myself telling others about Coochy Cream more often lately.  If you don't already know, Coochy Cream is the best shaving cream ever.  If you get rashes easily from shaving, ANYWHERE, this is the best cream for that! 

I have been using Coochy Cream for years.  I hate shaving to begin with, since I get razor burn if I get cold coming out of the bath.  There is no way that I would even think of using regular soap and my body doesn't like the shaving creams/foams that you can get at the grocery store.  So, I use Coochy Cream and those problems are gone.  Now I use it for my legs and ....well my coochy area.  It works fantastically!!!  Very smooth and no rash, a plus for me.  Now, it is exactly what it says, a cream.  It doesn't really get soapy or foamy, it just works.

So, where can one get this fabulous stuff?  At the local "dirty" store, also know as the sex shop, adult store, porn house, love shack, you get where it is.  Why do I call it a "dirty store"?  Only because of the way I feel after leaving.  There is always that creepy looking old man that looks at you that way and makes you feel...dirty.  I wouldn't sit down anywhere in that place either, do you think they clean up anything!!  There are some more well keep places than others, but they all have them.  If you have a huge aversion to setting foot into a place like that, which they really are not bad at all, you can order the Coochy Cream online.  Since I have just moved and don't know where there is a "dirty" store, I will have to order online.  When you order online and not at the store, you don;t get creeped out by the dirty old man, so you tend to browse for other great finds.  You would be amased at the fun couple toys and games they have, and you can also get some good laughes at some of the things they have.  "How do you fit that into there!!!" Seriously, good laughs!

Where did I hear about Coochy Cream?  Don't remember, actually.  I think that my sister told me about it and then I heard from others that it works really good.  I discussed it once with the nurse at my docs office and she said that it was great for super sensitive skin, that would be me! I have been using it ever since, almost 10yrs now.  Hopefully I have informed someone of this wonderful Coochy Cream, and it will help them out!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Healthy Thursday- Flu Talk

Thursday's are going to be dedicated to health issues.  It is good to get the information out and it will allow me to use my medical they don't wither and go away.  I love being a nurse and teaching about medical stuff, so this will be a great outlet for me.  If I start to get too medical sounding let me know.  I want to make it easy to read so that all can understand the info.

The subject for today is the Flu Season.  Since the flu season is here and there are things that I think everyone should know.  The first that I am sure not everyone knows, is that there is only one flu vaccine this year.  You will not need to get two since the H1N1 is included in this years strain.  The only reason that there were two separate vaccines last year was because it takes over 6mnths to grow the vaccine( on eggs by the way) so there was no way for them to include the H1N1 in the same seasonal flu vaccine in time.  Which, if you work in the medical field is awesome.  The ordering and making sure that those who were high risk got the vaccine was a little crazy!

So, what is the flu? 
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus.  You can get a mild case to a severe case, that can even lead to death. ( a couple actors have passed from it, scary right). 

What are the symptoms?
  • cough
  • fever-not everyone gets this when they have the flu
  • body aches/muscle aches
  • runny nose
  • headaches
  • fatigue/feeling tired
  • some may vomit or have diarrhea, common in children
The above are also common for the common cold, so it is hard to detect.  You know your family and if their symptoms seem more than that of the common cold or a virus, contact their doctor's office and discuss your concerns with them.  It is better to be safe. 

How is it spread?
Studies show that it is spread by droplets/spit, from when you cough, sneeze, or talk.  With kids they slobber and sneeze all over the place.  It is good manners to keep your kids away from public playing areas if they seem like they might be getting a cold, to be on the safe side.  Of course, this is my personal opinion and I apologize if this offends others.  One can be contagious for up to 7 days after showing any symptoms, especially children.  So, keep that in mind when you are considering taking that possible sick little one to a public playground or family function.  Again, sorry if I offend anyone!

How does one prevent the flu?
There is only one reliable way to prevent and that is getting the flu vaccine.  This is a yearly vaccine that you can get wither through injection or in a nasal spray.  It is your choice as to which one to get.

Who is at high risk?
  •  Children under the age of 5, especially those under the age of 2
  • Pregnant
  • Adults over the age of 65
  • Healthcare workers
  • Daycare providers
  • Those with other medical conditions
    • Lung Disease
    • Asthma
    • Heart Disease
    • Blood Disorder
    • Liver Disease
    • Diabetes
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Obesity
Who should not get vaccinated?
  • Those allergic to chicken eggs(since this is what the vaccine grows on)
  • Children under the age of 6mnths, it is not approved for them
  • If you have reacted to the vaccine in the past
  • Those with Guillian-Barr's, a disease where your body damages it's own nerve cells, that has developed within 6wks of getting the vaccine previously.
  • Those with severe symptoms or fever should wait till the symptoms are gone
There is some great information about the flu and all you need to know on the CDC website, I love their website.  it is easy to use and it gives you good information that doesn't totally freak you out.  it is just the facts.  They also have a great Parents Guide to the Flu, check it out.

I hope that this information was helpful.  Please let me know what you think.  Take care and here is to hoping that our little ones stay as healthy as they can this Flu Season!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wandering Wednesday

It's Wondering Wednesday! Go to to join in.  Hope to get connected with you.  Happy hopping!!  If you follow me I will follow you.