• Germies
    Health,  Kiddo,  Seasonal

    Germies Germies Germies

    Every year around this time, I get really wound up about viruses and germs (or viruses and germies) The first year that the little girl was with us, we almost lost her to RSV. This year my adorable little illness vector managed to catch a cold, the flu and have it progress to pneumonia in short order. My anxiety was, and is through the roof. She passed it to both her father and I, and on top of the flu, I have an ear infection. So yep, coughing, sneezing and being unable to hear. Two big thumbs up there. /sarcasm For me the flu is dangerous as I’ve got asthma.…

  • two young children splashing, swimming, happy in a pool
    Kiddo,  Preschooler,  Seasonal,  Toddler

    Swimming-ly Summer

    Its finally summer again. While I’m not a huge fan of the hot weather, I enjoy watching the little miss get out in her pool and go “swimming”. Right now that’s something that I enjoy. I can even get my feet in the pool and splash a bit with her. I didn’t learn to swim until I was almost 7. I had been in swimming lessons off and on before then, but I learned to swim in a family friend’s backyard pool. It happened almost as a fluke. So watching her go “swimming” and learning the basics that I always felt overwhelmed in a class setting to learn makes my…