Hanging artwork on the stainless steel refrigerator probably isn’t going to happen. It seems that it is time to find new places and new ways to display the magnificent pieces of artwork that children create. There are many choices.
Art under glass
Put a piece of glass on a dresser top or coffee table. Artwork can be placed under the glass. It is protected. It can be changed regularly. It tends to be a focal point and conversation piece when entertaining guests. It doesn’t preserve it for life, but it is a great display.
Make a postage stamp
The United States Postal Department has a fun, easy way to personalize stamps. The artwork can be scanned into the computer and sent to the Postal Department where they will turn them into stamps. Imagine the surprise of getting a letter from Grandma and it has your drawing on the stamp. It is fun and fairly inexpensive.
There are professional companies that can take a scan of artwork and provide a quality place-mat. Prices begin around $10.00. The family can also make the place-mat themselves by mounting the artwork on card stock and then laminating it for protection. It’s useful and practical.
Use a wall board
The wall board can be put up in a child’s room. Eye-hook screws can be drilled into the board. String is strung like a clothes line through the eye hooks. Artwork can be attached with simple clothes pin, with the child in charge of the entire display.
Many pieces of art can be put in plastic display sheets and kept in three ring binders. Parents and children are free to look through the books often and add more art.
Many selections of artwork can be cut and trimmed into gift tags. A hole punch and some ribbon give children the opportunity to learn about recycling and make something useful. Artwork can be used for more than one purpose.
Companies take artwork and pictures and make playing cards. There are a little expensive, but also a very fun and personal way to show a child’s artwork.
If the child is going to use the stationery it can be be clipped and glued to lined paper appropriate for their age. This way relatives and friends can get a thank you note or letter in a classy new way.
Go to a discount store and purchase some inexpensive frames. Frame the art and hang it on the wall with the other treasures.
Really, how the art is displayed is not as important as the fact that it is displayed. Children should be encouraged to give art a try.
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If everyone in America who contracts a food-borne disease each year ran to their doctors’ offices, the medical system (or at least the health insurance industry) would probably collapse. Fortunately the vast majority of sufferers recover within a few days without medical intervention. Many never realize that they even had a food-borne infection.
Certainly anyone at high risk for complications – including the very young, the very old, those with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and people with liver disease – ought to consult a physician if gastrointestinal symptoms are severe. Occasionally people who don’t fall into a high-risk group can also develop serious complications from a food-borne infection and thus may also benefit from prompt medical attention.
The next time you or a loved one experiences gastroenteritis (nausea with or without vomiting, some degree of abdominal pain, plus diarrhea), ask the following questions. If you answer yes to any of them, or if you are in doubt about how to answer them, you should consult your family physician:
- Have the symptoms lasted for more than two days?
- Is there a fever?
- Is the diarrhea very watery or explosive?
- Are there signs of dehydration? If enough fluid is lost through diarrhea or vomiting, it can affect the body’s salt balance. Children can become dehydrated more quickly than adults. The main symptoms of dehydration are intense thirst, dry lips and tongue, increased heart and breathing rates, weakness, and dizziness.
- Is blood mixed in with the stools? Making this determination can be tricky. If the water in the toilet bowl is bloody, but blood is not interspersed throughout the feces, the cause could be hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Blood laced into the feces indicates that the problem is originating higher up in the intestinal tract and may possibly stem from a food-borne infection. See a doctor if you are not sure. Any time a child has bloody diarrhea seek medical attention immediately and insist on a stool test for E. Coli and other common food-borne pathogens.
- Is pus or mucus (whitish-gray in color) mixed in with the stools?
- Have bowel movements been unusual in frequency or consistency for more than two days?
- Do symptoms include shivers or chills?
- Has anyone else in your family been sick with similar symptoms?
Don’t let an absence of fever lull you into a false sense of safety if you are experiencing severe GI symptoms. The rare but potentially fatal complication of E. Coli O157:H7, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), doesn’t usually generate a high fever, although a low-level fever is quite common.
Unfortunately there are often side effects from taking drugs and Metformin can have some negative effects in some people. These adverse effects can include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, weakness, depression or a metallic taste in the mouth may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor immediately.
One of the major Metformin side effects that seems to occur with women when taking it is diarrhea. Evidently diarrhea occurs in just over 52% of people taking the drug. As well 25% of people have nausea and vomiting and around 12% experience gas/flatulence. People have reported that they experienced diarrhea and it isn’t something that goes away after a time of taking the medication but instead is something that they have had to learn to live with on a daily basis. The problem with constant diarrhea is that it can affect other areas of your life and as well your health. It means that you will have to be close to a bathroom at all times and can even stop some people with leading a normal life.
As well a number of people have reported that they have had more frequent headaches when taking Metformin. Another serious side effect in people who have kidney disorders is that the kidney ends up producing too much lactic acid which can result in lactic acidosis. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting as well as abdominal pain. This needs to be treated immediate so as not to damage the kidneys.
Metformin is given to people with who are insulin resistant. This means that they have the inability for their cells to respond to the action of insulin transportation of sugar/glucose from the blood stream to the muscles and tissues. It helps the body to recognize the insulin so that the body can properly deal with sugar and glucose.
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I wanted to share another recipe with you. When I’m not eating my breakfast cookie, green smoothie, or blueberry walnut yogurt for breakfast I’m eating this. I call it spinach eggs because those are the major components. Doesn’t it look tasty? It is!
Here’s what you need:
Either two (2) whole eggs or one (1) whole egg and 1/3 cup of liquid egg whites
1/4 cup of black beans (optional)
A handful of fresh spinach
Two teaspoons of your favorite salsa
Sprinkle of cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
First I combine the eggs, season with salt and pepper, cook them most of the way; add the salsa, black beans, and spinach. Once cooked add to cheese on top then enjoy!
How you define nutrition is very important. What I have recently learned is how important it is to get a filling meal so I am not tempted to snack. The basics are to eat every three hours or so. In order to do that you need to eat a meal that is filling but not too calorie rich. A slow burning protein source is a must but you also need to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables so you are getting proper nutrition. Does that sound difficult? Well it is really simple actually. You should try and eat around 300 calories per meal or snack consisting of at least least one form of produce and one serving of protein. Some examples are:
An apple with a serving of nuts
Blueberry walnut yogurt
Carrots, cucumbers, and hummus
You get the idea. I usually stick to this way of eating the whole day and it is very filling. My favorite “to go” snack is apples and walnuts. For breakfast I make this simple breakfast cookie adapted from a recipe from The Fitnessista. I make mine with a small mashed banana, dash of cinnamon, a tablespoon of natural peanut butter, and 1/4 cup of oats. The Fitnessista lets her breakfast cookie sit up all night but I make and eat mine right away. The oats are not cooked but they do soften from the other ingredients.
I am trying to incorporate a salad with most of our dinners so I can fill up on them instead of starchy foods. I am in no way perfect with my food choices but I try to eat clean and healthy 90% of the time.
Do you struggle with your food choices during a certain time of the day? Personally I struggle during the afternoon the most. It is when I have the most downtime since my boys are napping.
Last night was my husband’s Christmas party and we had a great time so I thought I would make some suggestions for not going overboard at your holiday parties. My first suggestion is to eat healthy meals throughout the day prior to the party. Secondly, drink plenty of water throughout the day especially on the way there. This is important not only to keep you full but also to keep you hydrated. Another tip, is to eat healthy appetizers like vegetable sticks if they are served since dinner will most likely be very rich. Make sure you consider the alcoholic drinks a splurge so you are mindful about how many and which type you are consuming. If you want desert, have a small one so you satisfy that craving and eat slowly savoring each bite.
If you go with a plan you should be able to stay on track. But if you happen to overindulge just get up the next morning and start over. One night is not going to totally derail your efforts as long as you don’t let it. Happy Holidays!
Exercise really does give you energy. Sometimes when I wake up I just don’t feel like moving quickly but that is why my morning walks help get me going daily. However, the rainy day blues really change things around here. Yesterday I had so many things to do but I was stuck in front of my laptop because I just could not get motivated. Finally, after my oldest went down for his nap I got up and did my burpees, planks, and intervals. After that I was truly energized. I went on to clean up the house, do some laundry, cook dinner, and go to the gym for my scheduled run. I felt like I had actually accomplished something. Proper nutrition and plenty of sleep are also important factors to your energy levels.
Instead of thinking that exercise is going to wear you out for the rest of the day pay attention to the energy you have after you work out. This principle goes for waiting until New Years to make your resolutions to change. If you have something you want to change – don’t wait another minute. Start now! You will be ahead of the game and will be able to get through the holidays with ease.
Another thing I want to mention is the importance of journaling your food and exercise. I have really learned a lot about my habits and challenges during the day after reviewing a week of my journal entries. I highly recommend it!
They say that consistency is key and it really is. I have lost 60 pounds since having my second son a year ago but I haven’t been consistent in my efforts until now. I didn’t really start being serious about losing weight until my baby was about three months old and even then my efforts were inconsistent. I was slow to eat healthy and get active after both of my babies. I have come to the conclusion that I was depressed – more severely after my first son. I used breastfeeding as an excuse after my second son. I should have been eating healthier because I was breastfeeding but while I was eating okay I was succumbing to my sweet cravings and blaming it on breastfeeding. It has been almost a month since I stopped breastfeeding and I realize I have no one to blame but ME. I alone pick the foods I consume. I can decide not to overindulge every day even when going out. I started packing snacks for us when we go on outings and it really helps satiate the desire to stop and grab something quick.
Things that I am doing to stay consistent:
Journaling everything I consume daily
Journaling all of my fitness activities and goals for the day
Challenging myself by abstaining from all fast food
Getting back into the Word so I can get my spiritual food – praying daily and reading scripture
Trying to spend more quality time with my amazing husband
I have set new goals. The number on the scale isn’t the important part to me but my goal is to become more tone and fit. I want to do full push-ups instead of assisted, run my first 5K race, eat more plant-based foods, and ultimately I want to become a personal trainer for other moms like me.
What are your goals? When you set goals for yourself how do you measure your success? When you accomplish your goals how do you celebrate?