A Day In the Life of An Allergic 5-Year-Old

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My daughter, Jade, began kindergarten this year! It has been nice for everyone involved: Jade gets to interact with other kids and learn (she is such a little sponge right now!), Natalie is able to discover a bit about herself, sans big sister, Sammy and Natalie are able to bond a bit, and mommy and…

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1. Books Growing up, my mom often scoffed at fiction books saying she’d rather read something true. While I see the logic there, I have a total weakness for whodunnit-type mysteries. Previously a lover of Dean Koontz, I have been hard-pressed to find someone that interested me as much. Recently, however, I came across Australian…

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Breakfast This morning saw the return of overnight oats! It’s tough to make this cold concoction taste decent without adding sweetener, but this turned out better than I expected. I used regular rolled oats, a spoonful of yogurt, my Homemade Coconut Milk, half an apple (grated), and some spices, including cinnamon and nutmeg. In the…

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