Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys

Sunday, July 13, 2014

10 ways to cool down during a heatwave

So it has been a scorcher of a weekend here and we have been trying our best to not get too frustrated with each other keep cool during this extreme heat! And being careful to not really complain about it since we know that all too soon the temperatures will be swinging in the opposite direction. It was perfect timing for me to link up at Mama Kat's for this writing prompt so here are my 10 ways to stay cool:

While it looks like it is over 45 degrees Celsius in this picture, I think that the thing must be broken since it is actually only 31 degrees right now. 

Here are some great tips to cool down during a Heatwave:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

How to prepare yourself to donate blood

Many years ago I tried to donate blood and ended up not being able to due to the pain involved. Sadly, due to an illness as a teenager not getting diagnosed in a timely manner my blood vessels shrunk and it takes forever to deliver IV medicines and fluids now. This also meant that when I tried to donate blood it just hurt too much. Having countless friends who donate I know that this is not the norm and is as a result of my small blood vessels. I even made sure to drink lots of water that day which obviously was not enough to help.

So when I signed up earlier this month to try and donate again I wanted to try and do everything I could to be prepared. Mentally I am good with it all, prepared that it might hurt just as much as before and I might have to walk out again without being able to donate. I am hoping though that it works so I went in search of some tips to prepare my body physically and wanted to share them.

Friday, May 16, 2014

May is National Speech and Hearing Awareness Month

We have been doing speech therapy with our daughter since she was only a few months old and was diagnosed with hearing loss. We have learned many things during this journey and I am happy to say we have worked with some great professionals and met some wonderful families along the way for support. 

The month of May is National Speech and Hearing Awareness Month and a great time to bring awareness to the risks of common sounds and the damage that can be done from them. Be sure to check out the Infographic below for information .