My Monday Swim Workout #1

My Monday Swim Workout #1

Now that my back isn’t shaped like a pretzel, I thought I’d hit the pool. Yes, it’s been awhile. With tears in the ligaments in my right shoulder and a possible rotator cuff tear, and a right knee with no cartilage left in it, even swimming drills is difficult, but I’m going to give it a whirl, and see what happens. I thought I’d share my workout here for anyone who’s interested! Keep in mind this is NOT a challenging workout,…

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Fall Crafts for Kids

Fall Crafts for Kids

Hello, all my virtual friends! If you live in a climate where you get to watch the trees turn beautiful colors in the fall, this craft is just for you! My youngest son loves doing crafts with me, so last week, we went shopping at Value Village to pick up some cheap glassware that could serve as candleholders. We then collected a variety of leaves and pressed them in our family’s humungous dictionary for a week, then coated them in Mod…

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My Terrifying Best Buy Experience

My Terrifying Best Buy Experience

So, I went into Best Buy today to have a brand-new computer (okay, 6 weeks old) replaced after speaking to customer support over the phone, and being told that it could be returned at the Best Buy where I purchased it for an exchange. They called me back as I was walking into the store, gave me the name of the rep they spoke with at the Best Buy, and said that it wasn’t going to be an issue. I…

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Work out with me Wednesday #5

Work out with me Wednesday #5

Hello all you Chronic Illness Fitness Seekers! I have to apologize that it’s Friday and I’m just getting this post out to you now. I recently moved my page over to self-hosted, and unfortunately, it resulted in a lot of major issues, including the inability to post anything! So, I’m playing catch-up – so much for Blogtober! Moving on as I always do! Here is this week’s workout! Abdominal Strengthening For this position, use your floor mat. Get yourself into…

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Parental Maintenance – are YOU Taking Care of Yourself?

Parental Maintenance – are YOU Taking Care of Yourself?

What is parental maintenance? In a nutshell, t’s making sure that you’re taking care of your own needs. All parents have been there. Whether it’s sleepless babies, illness, high-maintenance kids, or kids with disabilities, we all end up sleep-deprived, exhausted, and overwhelmed at some point in our parenting lives. I’m sure you’ve all heard that you can’t take care of anyone else if you aren’t taking care of yourself. Let me give you a little background about my own experiences…

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Work Out With Me Wednesday #4

Work Out With Me Wednesday #4

Welcome everyone to your Wednesday Workout! It’s hard to believe we’re already on week 4 – a full month of workouts! If you’ve been keeping up with your workouts, now is a great time for you to pat yourself on the back for all your hard work! It’s important to reward yourself for achieving your goals – have you made any goals with regard to your fitness and wellbeing? If so, what rewards have you decided on for yourself? Rewards…

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Fall Activities for Chronic Illness & Pain Sufferers

Fall Activities for Chronic Illness & Pain Sufferers

With the Fall comes some amazing colours in parts of North America, with the gorgeous fall colours as trees change colour, and Fall bushes and plants burst into life with radiant reds, golds, pinks, and oranges. For people who are active, it’s a favourite time to get out there and get in some running or cycling, but for those of us who are less capable of such wonders, there are still ways to enjoy the fall without the pain! 1…

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Quick and Easy Tortellini Soup

Quick and Easy Tortellini Soup

Hey gang! As part of Blogtober, the month when bloggers brave enough to sign up for posting once a day all month, I thought I’d add in a few warming recipes. If your household is as busy as mine, you have nights where you need something quick and easy to prepare. This hearty soup was my mother’s recipe, and I’ve tweaked it a little over the years to the recipe I’m sharing with you now. Tortellini Soup 1 medium onion,…

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Work Out With Me Wednesday #3

Work Out With Me Wednesday #3

Hello again, and welcome to your THIRD WEEK of WOWMW! Hopefully you’re starting to feel a little looser, and a little bit better if you’ve been stiff and sore! This week’s workout is going to step things up a little bit. So far, we’ve been working on stretching things out a little, and if you feel you’re good with the first two workouts right now, feel free to keep working with those. If you feel you’re ready to move on,…

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My Grandma’s Homemade Zeppoles

My Grandma’s Homemade Zeppoles

When I was younger, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve were usually spent in New York at my Grandparent’s house. Being an Italian family, nobody was left hungry, and the spread my Grandmother put on rivalled that of any teahouse or restaurant. My Grandmother’s homemade Italian goodies, supplemented by a few choice favourites from the local Italian bakery along with goodies made by my 5 Aunts created a spread that spanned her huge dining room table (and of course, the…

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