Gotta be a holiday

because I am up,congested to the top of my head, and Jim is sleeping.Is there anything else worse than having your breathing impaired?Nothing in all my years with crappy sinuses have made me so physically uncomfortable. I don’t even want to think of how asthma and other sufferers of serious breathing diseases handle this on a daily basis, and with the thought of them, I know that I really can’t complain about being stopped up. Perhaps it is the 4:10am aspect of it-I am one who loves my sleep and know by being up now, it’s going to be a really long day....more

A Food Relevation, Down An Often Rocky Road

There is something brilliant about food, about that perfect family meal that bonds the broken ties, erases the realm of all the days problems if the so exist and creates such magical memories. As a child I grew in my grandmothers’ kitchen in Maine. It was a place filled with cakes past anyone’s appetite and the pressure cooker of all greatest foods of my Scottish, English heritage. It was a place that I would learn about tradition, values and the true joy of food. The place many years later I would revisit to recreate for my own family....more

Bronchial Thermoplasty VIDEO of NEW Treatment for Severe Asthma in U.S and Europe

Bronchial Thermoplasty is a new treatment for severe asthma offered in the U.S and Europe. My mother-in-law Judy Kassees was successfully treated last summer. It has vastly improved the quality of her life! Prior to this treatment she could not breathe.She was depressed, miserable, scared and became "kind of a hermit". She thought it was easier to die than try to breathe.Judy says "It was a miserable way of life"...more

My Daughter Cole and 7 Millions Kids

Please join your voice to mine so my daughter Cole and all our kids can have clean air to breathe and thrive. Stand up and say you support clean air for kids, by signing MomsRising's petition here....more

Children with Asthma Need the Flu Shot

Many children who have asthma don't receive the flu vaccine and are much more likely to have worsening asthma symptoms if they get the flu.  Interestingly enough, parents who don't have their children vaccinated aren't as concerned about the flu being a trigger for asthma attacks and are more worried about the potential side effects of the vaccine....more

Parents of Kids K-12 with Asthma - CONTEST REMINDER

There are two days remaining to sign up to win a $2,500 savings bond for your K-12 child with asthma and a $5,000 grant for their schools to help improve asthma care and prevention.   More details about the contest and how you can sign up, check out my blog link at   ...more

Asthma shows up in Dodge City

  At 3 a.m. I dreamed some Romulans shut me up in a spare photon torpedo capsule. I don't know why. They seemed angry at me. There wasn't much air in the capsule. I quickly used it all up. I couldn't breathe. Suddenly, I woke up from the dream to find that I couldn't breathe. Asthma is like that. It's not the first time he's crept into my dreams like a bad man riding into Dodge City. I lurch into the bathroom to get to my albuterol inhaler. You're supposed to wait for a time in between the two puffs....more

Henry: My Child With Allergies


Don't make me laugh too hard....

And god-forbid, don't let me sneeze.  All you chicas 39 and over know what I mean. I shoulda' done those dang kegel exercises. Turning 40 isn't so bad, its just that the warranty recently expired and everything is beginning to wear down, malfunction, jiggle, droop, drop and just plain break. And I'm not the only one. My husband Derek is 40 this year, too, and has developed plantar fasciitis....more

don't get me started on the laundry :) when i moved 2 years ago there were sheets in the dryer. ...more

Parents of Kids with Asthma - CONTEST

Through my job in public relations covering healthcare topics of various kinds, I often have an opportunity to share valuable information that will be helpful to my friends, family, and fellow bloggers who are parents, guardians, teachers, school administrators, etc. Therefore, I would like to tell you about an education program about asthma, specifically as it relates to children, just recently announced, that I have written about on my blog Mommy’s Point of View. ...more