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Seven Things You Need to Know to Survive the...MENOPOCALYPSE!

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Do you cry at toilet paper commercials?   Do you vacation in the freezer section?  I do!  And I've tried just about everything.  Some remedies have side effects, others just plain don't work.  BUT... Here are seven things you need to know in order to survive the Menopocalypse.   1. Natural is usually better. If something can happen, it'll usually happen to me.  That's why I never did drugs, smoked or drank alcohol.  I always figured that if there ever was a negative side effect, I'd be the one to have it and have it in spades!  I'm a lightweight. I...

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Part two of my post on chronic illness frustration

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Last month, I shared how GPs (Generally Pathetics) can delay your treatment.  This month, I'd like to share how red tape and mix ups can frustrate the begeebers outta you when on a mission to experience less pain. I began seeing a chiropractor a few months ago in a quest to rid myself of some of the pain.  I can't always tell what the source of the pain is as almost all of my diagnoses (and the list is long and distinguised) all have the same symptoms.  Is it Fibro pain?  Arthritis pain?  TMJ pain?  Headache pain?  Aches due to...

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Grape News-June 20, 2016: Summer Fun and Baking!

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Summer is a grape time for family fun!   On the menu this month: I have a grape recipe on tap for you via a YouTube video I found, Tips for summer fun from our brand new Family Fun on a Budget, and some links with further information and fun.   ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Recipe of the Month ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ An easy recipe for one of most family's favorites, the fruit roll up.  This video is for applesauce, but you could substitute other pureed fruit. If  you don't have a silpat mat, you can use the Grape Grill Buddy which is also a...

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What Tolerance and Free Speech Means to Your Family Part 1

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So many families are struggling these days with voicing their political opinions and ideas because times and changing and pleasant discourse where we agree to disagree is no longer in fashion.  Instead, many employ name calling and even changing the meaning of words to further their agenda rather than take the time to calmly share the reasons behind why they believe what they do.  Here is a bit of the article I wrote about this.  Its' a three part series.  Click the link to read the rest of the article. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ If you're too tired to whine and don't want...

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Anyone in your family have brain fog?

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If so, you'll want to read this funny story over on my personal blog where I shared about some of the frustrations you have with chronic illness... ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Frustration is one of the key components of chronic illness.  We are frustrated because we are tired and in pain. We are frustrated with doctors who don’t help. We are frustrated that our friends and family don’t understand.  And we are frustrated with the red tape of our health insurance. So it’s bad enough to have to feel varying degrees of pain all over your body that NEVER goes away, but to...

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