NewYork hearts mango

NewYork is not a fan of traditional dog food and I feel bad feeding it to him.  Since having NewYork in our life I enjoy his joy when I feed him a human meal.

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The other day my son was eating a mango…and NewYork was excited by the smell.  I quickly googled ‘can dogs eat mango?’ 
After reading a few articles the answer was, yes. 

We cut him up small pieces and he had a ball.  One thing I do is always give him the food in moderation. Once or twice a week. The good thing is it’s a food that we eat so it doesn’t go to waste.

Do you feed your dog human food?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Organizing Family Medications & Nebulizer Machines

If you’re a family that has multiple medications for each family member or one family member has medications to keep up with… here’s something for you.

A couple weeks ago my weekly organization project was organizing our family’s medications.  With a family living with Asthma, I go through our medications seasonally to make sure we have all of our meds, everything is filled and up to date.

Before creating this new system I had everyone’s medications in Ziploc bags.  Every family member had their own bag and they were put in a large tote.

Here’s my new system…

This basket here has our first aid kits, heating pad and misc. medications like cold meds, halls etc.

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Like I said we all have Asthma and my two youngest have nebulizer machines.  I used the totes that I originally had all of our meds in and gave each of them a separate box.  Each box houses their machines, accessories and the medication that is used.

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Inside each box the accessories ( tubes, masks etc.) are in small containers to keep them dust free.  I also found some DVD holders that I placed inside of the box that holds the nebulizer pamphlets.  They stick right inside the box and there if I need to look anything up.  Another thing I put inside of the boxes are sanitizer wipes.  Helpful to give the machines a quick wipe down or those in the middle of the night treatments when you need them at your fingertips.

As for everyone’s personal medications, everyone has their own individual box.

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Even NewYork has his own box.  Lastly, I created a chart with everyone’s list of medications on it, dosage and how often they take it.  Now, I’m aware that medications that aren’t taken regularly may get missed on this chart, but keeping up with it can be very beneficial.  Especially if there are any allergic reactions to meds.  These definitely need listing.

My new system for our medications is working out well. Do you have a system to keep up with your family’s medications or need to revamp it?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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5 Things I didn’t know about having a dog

NewYork will soon be 2 years old and this little guy is definitely part of our family.  Growing up the only pets I owned were fish.  Having asthma and enormous amounts of allergies didn’t allow me to have pets.  Not even cockroaches!  I’m so thankful we’re not allergic to him because everyone of us in the house has allergies and asthma. 

Well, when NewYork came to us I instantly fell in love.  He was the cutest little thing I’d ever seen. As he began to warm up to us he stole my heart. 

1. I didn’t know the love you can have for an animal.  Dog love is totally different than fish love. Which is also different than the love you have for your children.

2. I didn’t know having a dog will give me compassion for other dogs even the big dogs.  Like I said we weren’t a dog family. So, seeing a big dog didn’t move my compassion tank one bit.  However, now I can see a big dog and say, ” awwww.” 

3. I didn’t know you’d have to wipe your dogs butt!  Now this might not be the case for every dog, but when NewYork’s hair gets too long… some unwanted residue gets stuck there.

4. There are a few scriptures on dogs in the bible and everyone is a true indeed.  Like the one about dogs eating the crumbs that fall from the master’s table.  Whenever we’re eating at the table NewYork is waiting to see what falls.  You’ll know exactly who’s feeding him too because that’s the chair he stays by.

5. Lastly, I didn’t know dogs had butt glands.  Sorry to keep talking about butts, but I can’t help it.  When NewYork first came here he’d do the butt scooting.  Ugh! Last week one of his glands were stopped up and it ruptured so to speak. Long story short we took him to the vet and they cleaned his wound, gave him antibiotics and he’s doing just find.  Today we go back for a follow-up. 

I’ve learned so much for having this little fella in our life and love hime to pieces.

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Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Just what the doctor ordered

When I’m feeling a little under the weather and the weather won’t give us a break.

Cuddling with this little fella and a nice homemade pot of soup always does the trick.

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Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Home sick, Legos with Grandad & Labor Day

This past Friday my dad and grandma came over to visit before my daughter went back to school.  My youngest had to stay home because she was sick and had some play time with grandad. 

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The beginning of the week she started having a runny nose. I was hoping we could make it through the week and she’d have the weekend to recuperate.  When I went to check to see if she was dressed for school, she was dressed laying in bed and weazing.  With that being said, staying home was a must.  I began giving her nebulizer treatments and by yesterday she was feeling better.

While my father was over on Friday my daughter wanted to play with her legos.  Before they began playing with the legos my dad told her to wait 30 minutes before they would start playing.  Of course she was anxious and impatient. So, I said, “I bet if I go get your boat he’ll play with you now.”  I went to get her new boat that her dad bought her a couple weeks ago……and my dad’s eyes lit up like he was 5 too. LOL he got up from the couch and started playing with her.

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I told him that I was getting him legos for Christmas to keep his brain sharp 🙂  They also had a push up challenge and my old man beat them all.

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My daughter left for Brooklyn to get more knowledge.

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While NewYork stayed behind living the good life.

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Oh and I refused to cook this Labor day and my labor was not in vain.  I went to get us Chipotle and sat up watching The Food Channel all day.

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Now, back to life. Back to reality. How was your weekend and Labor Day?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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