March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Visit Brain Injury Association of America for more facts and information.

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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Arsenic Found In Infant Formula, Cereal/Energy Bars & High Energy Foods Used By Endurance Athletes

Not to long ago most of you heard about arsenic found in apple juice and grape juice.  This hit home for us because our youngest would drink grape juice.  I stopped buying it immediately and now we stick to milk, water and other juice flavors every no and then.

Arsenic strikes again!  My husband called to notify my about arsenic being found in infant formula, cereal/energy bars and high energy foods used by endurance athletes.  Infant formula and cereal/energy bars that use Organic brown rice syrup which is being used as a sweetener in organic food products is introducing the arsenic into the product.  I purchase cereal bars & sports drinks on a weekly basis so the kids will have something to snack on after practice and games. Now, I have to make sure I read the packaging to see what is the primary ingredient and that they don’t contain OBRS.  Actually, I’m tempted to go to the store tonight to read the ingredients on all of the cereal/energy bar packaging.

Do you have to purchase any of these products for you or your family?

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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Crafts: Senior Night Poster Board

Tomorrow is our daughter’s senior night so, they told them to make a poster board of pictures when they were younger.  After picking up a few items from Wal-Mart & Michaels, this is what we came up with.

I brought white and black poster foam boards, 1 black and 1 fluorescent green poster board. Just realizing that we didn’t use the green. Also, I picked up 2 sheets of basketball textured craft paper.

What we did was cut out the initials of her college and embellished them…..

The “L” we covered with basketball netting.

The letter “I” was covered with the textured paper.

and we punched holes in the “U” and laced shoestrings through the holes.

My daughter used the black foam board to cut out a skyline.

Then, she used glitter glue to create the windows on the buildings.

The skyline was glued to the top, back of the board.

We copied her picture on the printer and decoupaged them onto the board. We worked really well together until I began to get clumsy and was prohibited to touch it anymore. lol If you missed the poster board I did for her Super Sectional game last year click here to check it out. Hope you all had a nice weekend.

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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The Sports Channel: Concussions

As parents of athletes we all know that contact sports can be aggressive and oftentimes dangerous, we never know the actual severity or seriousness until it knocks on our front door.

During my daughter’s Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament last week she was headbutted in the nose. I wasn’t at the game, but my husband was there and he said the impact was very hard and he thought her nose was going to bleed. The coach pulled her out the game and had her see their athletic trainer to make sure she was OK. Everything appeared to be fine and she felt fine. (Check here to see if your State has adopted the Concussion Laws.) He had her sit out until the 2nd quarter and put her back in and she was able to finish the game with no complications.

However, a couple hours after she made it home we noticed her spacing out and moving in slow motion. We continued to ask her was she OK and she said that she was. As a mom, one thing I wish I had of done was followed my first mind and took her to ER that night. But, I was thinking maybe she’s sleepy because it was getting late, she had been at the school all day and we had never experienced with this before. During the night I checked on her a couple times and everything was fine until she woke up the next morning and began to get ready for practice. I noticed her not able to hold a conversation with me and looking down. She spoke to her personal trainer and he checked her again that morning and stated she was testing positive for a concussion.

her symptoms:

She was very emotional

Couldn’t hold a conversation

Looked down at the floor

So, I took her to E.R and they did some test and X-Rays. Thankfully everything came back OK except the positive concussion results. I began to do some research myself and would like to share some sites with you for your future reference as well as an app. Hope this is helpful to any of you that have children/grandchildren in sports.

Today is day 4 since the incident and she’s finally coming back to herself. She won’t be allowed to play basketball until she’s cleared from her Doctor.

The Brain Injury Association of America

Sports Concussions.org

The Impact Website & ImCAT app this website and app has a wealth of information!!!! Great for parents, athletes and coaches. A must have for our phones!

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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This is what it’s going to look like….

This is what it’s going to look like for the next few days. I’ll be viewing bumpers. It’s all Basketball related.

I finally found the theme that I’m going to stick with. WordPress has an outstanding blog platform. However, there are many themes, either they’re not updated or after I’ve activated them, they look nothing like the screen shot view.

This one is the Arras and I’m still working on the featured slide show and the thumbnails. That will have to wait until this coming weekend.

Playing with codes & maintaining sites are all new to me. As strange as it may be, I’m enjoying it! I was looking at my archive and noticed that my one year blog Anniversary is coming up in August. WooHoo! Now my brain is going with ideas on how to celebrate.

In the midst of me rolling this week, I’m rolling through your blogs. What’s on your agenda for the upcoming week? I’d love to hear about it!

Nicole

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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