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One of the greatest challenges as a parent is finding ways to ensure a healthy lifestyle for our families. Keith and I try our best to model healthy eating and an active lifestyle for Owen through our own actions. We swim, run and play together as much as possible, and try to spend as much time outside as the sun will allow. While what we eat, and what we do, are incredibly important, our environment, like the air we breathe, is just as vital to our well being....more
You know when you go get the oil changed in your car and the tech tells you that your cabin air filter needs to be changed too? And then he wants 45 bucks to do it? And sometimes you just tell him you'll do it yourself because you don't want to spend the money (even though you know you'll never do it yourself because you know less than nothing about cars)? And then you forget all about it until the next time you get your oil changed and they show you how black and disgusting the cabin air filter is and you finally break down and spend the money? Sound familiar to anyone?...more
There are two things I always have close at hand. No, one of them is not chocolate. (Although that is a good guess!) I always have my phone, and I always, *always* have tissues. We are an allergy family. One of us is always sneezing and pawing at our itchy and watery eyes. That's just how we roll. We do a lot of things to help in our home, but one place we've found to be the worst for sneezing and general allergy irritation is in the car....more
I live in a house full of allergy sufferers. Not your mild sniffle and itchy eye allergies either. I am talking swollen eyes, stuffy nose, take multiple allergy medicines and still miss school type allergy sufferers. I know there is nothing I can do to prevent my kids from coming into contact with dirt and pollen, unless I want to have them live in a bubble during the spring, but I do take reasonable precautions to limit the effects of their allergies....more
In our household we fight an unseen battle on a near daily basis. We can't escape from it and there is little we can do to fix the problem. I'm talking about the battle with asthma, allergies, and the toxins that wreak havoc on the day to day lives of several of our children. Matt and I try our very best to provide the healthiest environment possible for our kids....more
Since I'm pretty sure I live in the pollen capital of the world, my family and I struggle through miserable bouts of sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny noses in the spring and fall. Anyone else wiping piles of yellow dust off patio furniture daily?? But, get this: did you know that the air inside your car can be 6X dirtier than the air outside? Yikes!...more
Being a mom means taking care of your children. It also means trying to find that line to walk between protecting them too much and not enough. I am a firm believer that kids need to make mistakes and learn from them while I am there to help them deal with it. I am a firm believer that boys need to get messy and play in the dirt. Kids need to push their limits and explore the world. However, I do not believe that they should have to breathe in that dirt....more
Now I don't know about you or your family, but I do know that every single time we have taken a car in for an oil change or inspection (which in Virginia has to be done on a yearly basis) the topic of "cabin air filter" comes up. We are often encouraged to change it and we usually just ignore that encouragement, because honestly, when you are already there spending money, who wants to volunteer to spend more? ...more
Like most kids, mine spend a lot of time on the go and in the car. We are constantly driving to Faith's therapy sessions, or gymnastics lessons, or just to the gym or grocery store. Lately, every time we get in the car, I'm blasting the AC at full force to try to not make it seem like we're sitting on the surface of the sun. The kids love to have that cool air blowing on their faces, especially in my new van that has vents just for them....more
You all know the randomness in me. This kind of goes along with that, but I do love to share things that I think work well with us because I think you all might like/be in need of them as well! So several months ago, we started to smell a funny smell in Brent's car. After some investigation, we finally figured out it was the carpet! It was so very stinky, but thankfully, it was something that could be fixed. New carpet, which of course the service department replaced. What about smells that come in that we can't fix or prevent?...more