Kim Jorgensen Gane

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Month: April, 2014

No Off Button

*sigh* True, there is No Off Button to parenting, no matter how old our children. Deborah’s heartfelt post really touched me. I thought it was important to share.

Monday Coffee & Other Stories

No Off Button

By Deborah Leigh Norman

Having had a child with an extra chromosome for almost ten years and having lived in three states in that time, I am connected with several listservs, advocacy organizations, newsletters and more. I have found some very useful information for my son from these resources over the years.

Sometimes, however, after reading the title of an email, I hope the information inside will be for me. For example “What to Do During a Meltdown” sounded priceless. However, when I opened the email, the information was for the child’s meltdown, not for mine as I had wished. It included ideas for how parents can help their child during a meltdown, such as giving them a deep pressure hug, offering the child a drink of cold water, or letting the child throw a pillow. These are good suggestions, and different things work for different kids…

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No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

‘Tis the season, or at least it will be soon. Right? Right?!
While we live in a rental with potential for a move before the growing season is over, container gardening is the way to go. Portable, and we only have a small patio area that gets sun.
Creative container gardening, it is! And this is a great list. So many things will grow well in containers that I never would have thought of.
Enjoy some #MOREin2014 – VARIETY & Veggies!

Dr Akilah - Celestial Healing Wellness Center

By Rachel Cernansky –

Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they—and you—have to travel.

As it turns out, with pretty minimal effort, anyone can be a gardener. My boyfriend and I are essentially first-timers this season and so far have the beginnings of strawberries peeking out, tomatoes are on their way, the basil’s about ready for a big batch of pesto, and once the last frost hits, the peppers, kale, spinach, chard, and mesclun will be on their way, too. All on a tiiiny little terrace.

If you’re up to the challenge—and it really isn’t much of one—growing your own food can be so rewarding. And so much cheaper! Just be sure to choose the right…

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