Birthday Fun

  Yesterday was Tylan’s 5th birthday!   We do big family parties for 1st and 2nd birthday’s, but after that we choose not to do large parties.  Too many gifts, too much hoopla.  Growing up, we got to pick what we wanted for supper, maybe have a friend over, and we didn’t have to do chores all day long.  This is a tradition we have decided to pass on to our kiddos!!!!  SO, this means Tylan didn’t have to make his bed, or clear his breakfast dishes or unload the dishwasher.  He had  a lot of fun watching the girls do his chores, and they had a great attitude about it.  🙂

  They also get to pick what birthday treat they want to make for their school friends/evening party.

  He wanted Lego Cookies this year:

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  I found this recipe via Karenpie, and this is her photo above.  It seemed simple enough, but as of 11 pm last night (on Valentines Night of all things) Dale and I finally scrapped the whole thing and switched gears.  Let’s just say simple wasn’t as simple as I first thought, and icing and flooding……not my thing!

  So we took the rectangle cookies and turned them into these:

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That’s still fun, right?!  🙂

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With the leftover dough, we made stars for the evening part of Ty’s birthday.

Note to self: mini stars are cute and fun, UNTIL its time to frost them.  Holy cow, I think I frosted cookies right up until it was time to head to dinner!  This platter isn’t even half of them!!!!!

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Here are the pictures from the rest of our evening:

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BBQ Chicken Jalapeno is one of my FAVORITES!!!!

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So is the Greek Pizza!

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After dinner, we headed over to Great Grandpa & Grandma’s house for Star cookies and presents:

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Our birthday kids get 3 gifts from us, just like Christmas.  I had fun shopping at an old fashioned toy section of a local specialty grocery store.

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Sweet Great Grandma provided us with 5 candles since we didn’t have a cake to poke any in.

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Thanks everyone for a great evening!

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Tylan was THRILLED to have you join in his special day!

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Happy Birthday, Buddy!

  Happy Birthday to my precious, Tylan!

I can’t believe you are 5 today!

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  How awesome, that our 1st miracle baby, after 4 miscarriages, was conceived on our anniversary and due on Valentines Day!

  But, you wanted your own Birthday and God had a special one picked out for you:

February 15th at 7:11 pm

The same time to the MINUTE, that your big sister was born, what are the odds?!?!!

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  You fill our home with such joy!  (and mischief)  🙂

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  Your little giggle can always make me grin.  I love when you come up to me and tug my sleeve so I will bend down for a kiss. 

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  I love your tender heart and desire to be a gentleman at such a young age.  I pray for you to be a Godly man, full of honor and integrity, I pray you have a covenant with your eyes to not look upon anything impure.  I pray you will hide God’s word in your heart and be the Godly leader of your home one day.  I pray for Jesus to be real to you, so that you would never stray from the teachings of the Bible, the church or this home.

  Tylan, you are our special gift from God, and I will NEVER forget the moment I held you in my arms and thanked my Heavenly Father for the gift of life after so many losses, the gift of YOU!!!!!  He knew we needed you.

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  Tylan Zachary means “God remembered”, but you know what?

   He never forgot your momma. He just needed me to learn to let go of my own hopes and dreams, so He could bless our family far beyond anything we had imagined.

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I love you, buddy!  Happy 5th Birthday!

~Mommy  xoxo

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Happy Valentines Day! {And an Ode to My New Crockpot}

Ode To My New Crock Pot

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You are red, which makes me happy

Writing poems makes me sappy.

Dale found you on the clearance shelf,

$10 on sale, a steal in itself!

When I was young, I’d have scoffed at you,

A CROCK POT for Valentines Day?

Hisssss!  Boo!

Now, that I am a Mommy and not so foolish,

I think a Crock Pot is quite cool-ish.

Romantic that my loved one thought of me,

Awesome he remembered I was missing thee.

Crocking is so much fun!

Loving you, Dale, for getting me one.

Our budget may not be extravagant this

Valentines Day,

That doesn’t matter, I’m here to say:

I love you in a very big way!

My lover, my soul mate, my very best friend,

Our love will be cookin’ to the very end.

I may not be a very good poet,

but I Love YOU & I want the world to know it!

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  Happy Valentines Day, to my Daley-poo!

Thanks for remembering I wanted a new Crock Pot! It’s the little things that mean so much!!!

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Yours always,

~T  xoxo

P.S.  Dale says I need to get on here and tell you that he is also taking me out to dinner, so you don’t think he doesn’t know how to handle this whole Valentines Day romance thing! 🙂  Ohhh, and guess what?!  He gave me a card as usual, but this time, he wrote a WHOLE PAGE in it.  Dale is a man of few written words, so this was a very special treat, and it made me BAWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Valentines Day, everyone!

from Dale, Tonya & 4 little Fergusons

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{I told Avery to make a heart with her hands.  Sweet lil’ Peanut tried so hard!}

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10 on 10: kinda

 So, on Friday I was supposed to take my 10 on 10.  New to 4 little Fergusons and don’t know what I am talking about?  You take 10 photos (or WAAAY more if you are me) for 10 straight hours on the 10th of the month, and then post them the next day.

Here is my last 10 on 10:

https://4littlefergusons.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/ten-on-ten/

  Anyhow, I usually don’t participate if the 10th and 11th don’t fall during the week, because I don’t post on weekends.  HOWEVER, I promised my friend Cat, from Cat & the Kit Lens, that she and I would do this together on Friday.  And post them today! 

{SIGH}

  I am a bad friend.

I forgot to take my 10 on 10 all day Friday.  Blame Mommy Brain, blame that our Friday’s are CRAZY with all the kids at different schools on different schedules, with less than a half hour between dropping off one and picking up another.  Basically, it would’ve been a lot of Tahoe photos.  ANYHOW, about 4:00 in the afternoon, I remembered.  Oops.

  So, I give you, 10 on 10 AND 10 on 11, since I took part of Friday and part of Saturday.  That counts, right?!  Sorta?  Maybe a little?

{SIGH}

I’ll do better next time, I promise!  Now go, check out Cat’s 10 on 10!

Hugs, T

Ten on Ten (And Eleven):

  I just learned to make these scarves at a fun Woman’s Breakfast I attended on Thursday morning.  I will blog these for you sometime, hopefully soon, they are sooo fun to make!!!!  I wore this one Friday.

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Destiny’s best friend recently moved to a new school.  😦 I think Destiny cried every day for a week!  She got to come over after school for a Playdate, how fun!

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Supper is served:

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After supper, a SPECIAL Ice Cream Sundae party for 2 reasons:

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1) HELLO! We had a special guest over.  🙂

0102) Avery FINALLY didn’t scream and cry at school and I PROMISED her, if she could walk calmly to her classroom and say bye to me with no tears…she’d be greatly rewarded and Ice Cream is a special treat!

  I told you she was my Firecracker child!  All of a sudden she doesn’t want to leave my side, it is the latest case of separation anxiety we’ve ever experienced in this home!  I am talking about like, her teacher pulls her from my arms as she shrieks and grabs at my clothes……But, as soon as I leave the room…….the Angel Avery comes back and the tears stop instantly.  Stinker.  (She does this at church too)

  We made a BIG deal over how well she did this week! YAY, Avery!

Destiny’s Ice cream Sundae:

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Daddy’s a big softy, so even Paxton got some vanilla ice cream. Spoiled Rotten I tell you, none of the others kids would’ve dared been given more than a bite of Ice Cream, let alone their OWN BOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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After supper, the girls and I worked on making BFF Scarves so that whenever they wore them t0 school, they could remember each other.  So sweet!

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They worked so hard!

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I was sad we didn’t get done before it was dark out, so I could get a decent non-orange picture of them wearing their scarves.  Oh well, next time!  They were really really cute!

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At this point, I put the camera down and didn’t pick it up again until Saturday morning: 

First on the Saturday morning agenda, reading time with Daddy:

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Brrr! It’s freezing outside!

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Gotta get the fire goin’….

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After an hour, it’s finally getting warmer in the house.

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The kids read by the fire while Dale and I make our traditional big Saturday morning breakfast!

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Buttered cubed toast, then scrambled eggs & Sausage Gravy, I didn’t believe Dale that this would be good all together. I am a separate biscuits and gravy on one side of my plate, and scrambled eggs on the other kinda gal. 

NOT ANYMORE!!! YUM

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  I had some crescents to use, so I stuffed them with 1 T. of bagel cream cheese and 1 T. of that Triple Berry Ice Cream topping leftover from last night. It’s basically a berry jelly, and you could do the same using jelly anytime! They were tasty!   We bribed the kids that they had to eat their WHOLE healthy breakfast before they could have a stuffed crescent roll.  Dale doesn’t like sweets, but he loved them the best by far.  Funny, right?!

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Next, the kids set up a Zoo for Dale and I to come visit:

“Attention, attention, the Zoo is now open!”

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Destiny won’t win any prizes for handwriting, but I thought it was adorable that she made Tickets for us to come to the Zoo.  I only needed ONE ticket, because it was buy one, get one free day, and Paxton was still young enough that he was free too!    SCORE!

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They had some great new animals:

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They even had TWO kittens!

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After this we got busy doing chores, but I did take one more photo during nap time. 

  Another scarf I just finished making, told you these are fun to make!  🙂

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The End!

Ok, bonus photo:  this one was taken last night, but I HAD to share!  We have added another little Ferguson to our family:

 

Sweet & Sour Chicken and Fried Rice

  It has been unseasonably warm here, and on Tuesday, it finally snowed! YAY! 

It was the kind that falls really slow with REALLY big flakes.  We didn’t get much, but it was just beautiful!

  We had some special visitors tonight.  Dale thought they’d look good in the freezer.  Thankfully it’s not deer season, or that just might have been what occurred!!!!! 

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Back to supper, and it’s not Venison.  It’s Chicken and it’s Chinese!

Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 12 whole Raw Chicken Strips, Or 4-6 Boneless, Skinless Breasts, Cut In Strips
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 12 ounces, weight Jar Apricot Preserves
  • 1 envelope Dry Onion Soup Mix (about 1 Oz. Packet)
  • 1 bottle (10-12 Oz. Bottle) Russian Dressing

Preheat oven to 350F. If using chicken breasts, cut into strips. Flour each strip and lay them in a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Mix apricot preserves with onion soup and spread over chicken. Pour dressing over all and bake for 1 hour.

Sticky and delicious!!!!

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I have always struggled with pasty rice, not matter how much I rinse the rice, watch the pot, carefully fluff with a fork….my rice is sticky. YUCK!

But, that was before I found this recipe for Brown Rice that you bake in the oven. It turns out perfect every time!!!!! YAY!

{If you are making this to go with the Sweet and Sour Chicken above, you will want to double this.}

Brown Rice Bake

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1-½ cup Brown Basamati Rice

2 cups Chicken Broth

½ cups Water

½ teaspoons Salt

Preheat oven to 340*. Combine brown rice, chicken broth, water and salt in a 8×11 baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes before removing foil and fluffing with fork.

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  When you are done with this you can turn it into fried rice if you’d like, or just serve as is, with Teriyaki sautéed vegetables.

  Here is how I do fried rice:

  Cut up 4-5 cups of fresh veggies: broccoli, baby carrots, mushrooms, snow peas, thinly sliced garlic and onion. 

  In a large electric skillet, pour several Tablespoons of Olive Oil and heat up.  Add onions and garlic, then other veggies, stir frying for about 10 minutes. Add mushrooms last, they don’t need as much time.  Then, stir in a double batch of the Brown Rice Bake.  Add 4 T. soy sauce.  Stir and fry for a few more minutes before clearing a spot and adding 2 eggs.  Scramble, then stir in the rest of the mixture.  Cook off any remaining raw egg, then serve on  a plate with Sweet and Sour Chicken on top and Egg Rolls on the side.

Who needs Chinese Take Out when you can make a meal like this?!?!?!

~T

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For other Chinese Supper Favorites, go visit these recipes:

Vietnamese Fried Rice

Korean Style Noodle Bowls

7 Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids

   I talked to you yesterday about my favorite Natural Remedies, so it only seemed right that today, we talk about Healthy Habits which hopefully lead to Healthy Kiddos! Let the count down begin: Healthy Habit #7:  Staying Hydrated!  Have Water … Continue reading

Natural Remedies

  All opinions and advice given in this blog are STRICTLY the opinion of Mommy of 4, Tonya Ferguson. 

Obviously you need to do what you feel is best and safest for your child based on your intimate knowledge of their “normal” behavior.

  Don’t you just love cold season? Ugh.

  Poor sick snotty coughing babies need extra TLC, but where do your turn? Rush to your nearest dr. at the first sniffle? Go scan the shelves at Wal-Mart for SOMETHING safe for younger children to take? Or turn to some natural remedies?

  I am into Natural Remedies, BIG TIME! Over the 9 years of being a naturally minded Mommy, I have come to acquire an arsenal of favorites for each and every bug that ails us.  I will go through those today and show you my favorite ways to fight or treat these childhood illnesses.

#1: The dreaded cough. You know the one that keeps everyone up allll night long. After they pulled cough syrups off the shelf, we mom’s had to find another method of treatment. Here are our favorites:

~Vicks on the feet (Put on socks) and chest.

Here is an article about it, it really works!

VICKS VAPORUB…

When we had a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us how the foot soles can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet and within 20 minutes you can ‘taste’ it. Some of us have used Vicks Vaporub for years for everything from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But I’ve never heard of this. And don’t laugh, it works 100% of the time although the scientists at the Canada Research council (who discovered it) aren’t sure why. To stop night-time coughing in a child (or adult as we found out personally), put Vicks Vaporub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime, then cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children than even very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly. I heard the head of the Canada Research Council describe these findings on the part of their scientists when they were investigating the effectiveness and usage of prescription cough medicines in children as compared to alternative therapies like acupressure. Just happened to tune in A.M.Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good due to the chemical makeup of these strong drugs so, I listened. It was a surprise finding and found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to sleep soundly. Polly tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! She said that it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few minutes and believe me, this was a deep, (incredibly annoying!) every few seconds uncontrollable cough, and she slept cough-free for hours every night that she used it.”

  We choose to use Baby Vicks for our youngest children. Its my understanding that they can get too much menthol, so we are cautious. It works great too!

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In addition to Vicks, we….

~Do a Humidifier in the coughing child’s room.

~Prop the head of their bed or crib up with 2 books under the legs.  This promotes drainage and can help eliminate the tickly cough.

~ Give them Buckwheat Honey.

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  Buckwheat honey, is a robust, dark honey made from the nectar of blossoming buckwheat grain. It made the pediatrician “handbook” and was recommended to us by our doctor one winter for 9 month old Avery when she had whooping-cough.  Worked like a charm and we have used it for coughs ever since.  It is thicker than regular honey and quiets for hours naturally!!!!

Here is a great article all about it: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/90536.php

# 2  For very Severe Coughs, like the year our kids passed our whooping-cough, there is a home remedy that dates back to my Great Grandmothers day.  It involves a white onion.

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  Take your WHITE onion with skin on and bake in a 350* oven for an hour or until soft.  Cut a wedge out of the onion and carefully peel off petals. Careful, it will be very hot.  When you can handle them, test them on your inner wrist.  You want them warm, not hot, but not cold.  It will lose effectiveness if it is cold.

  Lay baby on an ace bandage or sock and work quickly to apply the still warm onion petals across babies chest.  Secure snuggly with sock or ace bandage and pin, dress child for bed as usual. 

  You will not BELIEVE how well this works to quiet a serious cough.  Plus, the onion naturally boosts the immune system, win-win!  No, warm onions do not stink, they smell sweet.  Yes, you may use the onion again the next night. NOT the ones on baby’s chest, toss those. Just put remaining onion in Tupperware and put back in the oven on a cookie sheet to reheat each evening until the onion is all used up. 

We LOVE this method and swear by it!  We went from up all night with a different coughing child, to total peaceful slumber. AMAZING!

~Hyland’s Natural Cough Syrup, for ages 2 and up. 

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This works well too!  They offer day and night-time formula’s.  We get this at Wal-Mart, and alternate this with Buckwheat honey.

  Speaking of Hylands, they offer a variety of homeopathics, which we LOVE!

We have a homeopathic for just about anything that could come up and love them.  It makes me happy that when I got to my medicine cabinet, these safe, natural remedies line the shelf.

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#3  Ear Infections  We have kicked 9 out of 10 ear infections with this box of goodness.

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  If the infection is bacterial, 3 days of this will usually kick it.  If it’s a chronic infection, then this will not work.  Most infections are bacterial, unless of course your child struggles with this due to other circumstances.

   I can tell by the 3rd dose of these Earache homeopathics, that it cuts the pain, because my happy smiling baby comes back. I finish out the box as directed, because I want to for sure kick the infection, but there is NO QUESTION when it starts to work! 

  We once went to a Well-baby check up, just as we finished day 3 of this homeopathic.  The dr. looked in her ears and said he could tell she was just getting over an ear infection by what he saw.  No intervention was necessary, no strong prescription, because it was clearing up “on its own”.  This was proof to me that it does work and works well!  A 3 day natural treatment rather than a 10 day SUPER strong antibiotic??? Sign me up! 

  If you DO need to fill the prescription and do these STRONG antibiotics for ear infections, I highly recommend you follow-up with a month of Bifidophilus.  My favorite brand is Nature Sunshine.  This will help rebuild the immune system, which will have been knocked by the antibiotic, it will replace healthy bacteria inside the intestines, which is crucial, it will help prevent secondary infections.  Plus, it’s just an over all great immune booster!!!! (more on this tomorrow)

  #4  Sore throat  We go straight for our bottle of Echinacea.  (Again my favorite brand is Nature Sunshine) It naturally numbs the throat.  Just tip your head back and drip down both sides of throat, hold then swallow.  I do this at the first sign of a sore throat and can kick it by the next morning.  You won’t believe how it takes the sharp pain away from your sore throat!!!!

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#5  Snotty nose; green or clear:  1/4 tsp SEA salt, in 1/2 cup warm as you can stand water, sniffed up the nose.  I have my big kids do “1-2-3 sniff” as I squeeze a little medicine dropper, probably 5 times in each side.  For the babies, I just lay them down and carefully put a 2 or 3 droppers full in each nose hole. I do this at the first sniffle or first green booger and can kick it in no time!!! Snotty kids get this about 3 times a day, sometimes more depending on the severity of the sniffling.

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  Day 1, I hear less sniffing, by day 2, it is no longer green, by day 3, it is almost always gone.  Salt is a natural pain-killer and will dry up the snot.  It will also help with sinus pressure and pain.  DO NOT USE IODIZED SALT, it will burn like when you jump in the pool without your nose plugged!  GET SEA SALT, it’s better for you anyways!

#6  The Runs:  We choose to treat this with the BRAT diet.  Bananas, Rice (brown is healthiest), Applesauce, Toast. (we do whole wheat)  The child with the runs gets this breakfast, lunch, snack and supper for a day or two, or until symptoms subside.  Also during this time, we eliminate all dairy, which really makes things worse in this particular case, as well as any and all sugars.  We do no soda, no juice, just water!

#7  Infection of any kind: we have our pill swallowers swallow a single garlic oil pill several times a day until they kick the infection.  For babies, simply puncture the capsule and squeeze a teeny bit of oil on the arch of each foot. Cover with socks you never plan to use for anything but this purpose.  In no time you will smell the garlic on their breath and know its being absorbed and used in their little bodies.  Garlic is an AMAZING immune booster!

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#8  Influenza:  No, we do not do flu shots for a VARIETY of reasons.  I do my research at www.mercola.com and it told me all I needed to know about this subject.  Last year, when everyone passed around Influenza, even the people that got the shot, we heard about this product from my BESTEST BEST Friend:

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Homeopathic. Oscillococcinum has been shown in clinical trials to help reduce the severity and shorten the duration of flu-like symptoms. Temporarily relieves flu-like symptoms such as feeling run down, headache, body aches, chills and fever.

Oscillococcinum works rapidly, with 63 percent of patients showing “complete resolution” or “clear improvement” at 48 hours. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, the recovery rate within 48 hours of treatment was significantly greater in the group that received the active drug than in the placebo group.

Unlike other flu medicines, Oscillococcinum has no known side effects such as drowsiness, and has no known or reported drug interactions. Oscillococcinum can be purchased at pharmacies, natural food stores and supermarkets.

Oscillo works best when taken early, so it’s helpful to keep it on hand. Take Oscillo at the first signs of flu-like symptoms.

Worked like a CHARM!  I plan to always have this in my medicine cabinet!  Every mom I talked to last winter could not believe the difference in how their children acted after taking this homeopathic!

#9 Fever:  Mommy’s seem to fear fever, but you don’t have to, because it’s a GOOD THING! I means their little immune systems are working to fight the bug!  If a fever is under 102* we usually do not  give Tylenol or Ibuprofen. (there are obviously exceptions to this) We chose this based on what our doctor explained to us about not hindering what the body is trying to do by suppressing the fever.  Of course if it gets over 102* or they seem to have trouble sleeping because of it, we will give a fever reducer, but it is a LAST resort, not something I hand out at every head bump, or low-grade fever. 

  If you are concerned your child is getting dehydrated remember this, the pores of your child’s skin will “drink” water too.  A cool damp cloth on the forehead, or soaking in a warm bath will usually produce a potty diaper in no time.

  Another thing we like to do in their warm bath, is open up ginger pills or dump in some white vinegar, both will naturally start the detox process and the vinegar naturally cools a fever.  (Never put a fevered child into a cold bath, always do a regular warm one.)  Our children leave the tub hydrated and with a fever 2 degrees less than they entered it, and usually within the hour, have a potty diaper.

  Obviously if their fever is dangerously high, you need to seek medical help, but for normal low-grade and regular fevers, this has worked wonders for our poor hot babies. Again, your judgement of your own child’s need for medical treatment always rules. These are simply my opinion and favorites for our kids.

  Tomorrow, I will give you some tips for STAYING healthy in the first place!  We won’t let our kids go down without a fight, right?!

~T

Curly Noodle Pork Supper

  You are going to LOVE this fun supper! 

CURLY NOODLE PORK SUPPER

(Click title to be taken to TK to print)

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Pork Tenderloin Or Boneless Chops
  • 1 whole Medium Red Pepper, Cut Into 1 Inch Strips
  • 2 cups Shredded Carrots
  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets
  • 1 whole Small White Onion, Thinly Sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 packages (3 Oz. Size) Pork Ramen Noodles, Broke In Half
  • 5 cups Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley

In a large electric skillet, cook pork for just a few minutes before adding red pepper, carrots, broccoli and onions. Add oil and saute for a few more minutes until meat is no longer very pink.

Combine the seasoning packets from the ramen in the water, then pour over the veggies. Stir in soy sauce, parsley and ramen noodles. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook 5 minutes more or until noodles are just done.

Serve with egg rolls for the perfect meal!

~T

Spirit Week

  I always loved Spirit Week in school.  Getting the excuse to dress up crazy for school?  I was IN! 

  I shared Spirit Week with you last year:

Mismatch Day, Twin Day, Decade Day and Western Day. 

Here is the post if you missed it.  Also featured on that post, a picture from MY Spirit Week waaay back in the 90’s!  🙂

I know this is SUCH the mom thing to say, but I can hardly believe how much Destiny has changed from last year to this year, seeing these pictures totally made me realize how big and grown up she is getting!!!!!

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 Spirit Week 2012:

First up, NERD Day!

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Day 2: Super Hero Day

  We did Bunny Girl, inspired by Tylan’s Bunny Mask.  I cut her shirt rabbit out of an old tea towel.

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Day 3: Ugly Sweater Day

  This Ugly Sweater was unearthed from Nana’s dress up bin.  It was Uncle Chad’s “Joseph Coat” for a church event when we were kids.  Apparently I was feeling a bit cranky about my Ruth outfit?!?!?!

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Day 4: Fake An Injury Day

  She was thrown from her horse, or so the story goes…..

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Day 5: Cougar Spirit Day

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We’ve got Spirit yes we do, We’ve got Spirit, how ‘bout YOU?!

~T

Be sure to head to Post 2 today, Curly Noodle Pork Supper! YUMMY!

Super Bowl Snacks

Looking for some appetizers for your Super Bowl Party?  

Here are some links to some of our Ferguson Family Favorites to help you out:

Amazing 7 Layer Dip

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Mexican Corn Dip

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Hot Pizza Dip

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Buffalo Chicken Hot Wing Dip

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Jalapeno Popper Dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bacon Cheddar Dip aka Crack Dip

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Cucumber Cracker Spread

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How about some fun munchies?

Coyote Poo

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Spiced Crackers

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Or for those with a Sweet tooth…..

Gooey Fudgy Peanut Buttery Brownies

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Hoho Cake

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Peanut Butter Éclair Cake

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I Want S’More Bars

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~T

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