Happiness is Homemade #25

Happiness is Homemade

Welcome back for another great weekend at Happiness is Homemade Link Party! Each week we get more and more amazed at your links….keep them coming and help us spread the word about this amazing party that happens on Sunday morning!!

It’s time to link up your favorite recipes, crafts or your latest DIY projects. Find something new for yourself and make some new friends! Links are shown on 6 different blogs for maximum exposure.

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Happiness is Homemade #26

Happiness is Homemade

Welcome back for another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party! Each week we get more and more excited to see your links…they keep getting better and better so keep them coming!!

It’s time to link up your favorite recipes, crafts or your latest DIY projects. Find something new for yourself and make some new friends! Links are shown on 6 different blogs for maximum exposure.

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It’s Summertime! First Aid Kit Supply List & Printable

Stocking Your First Aid Kit and Printable List on Huddlenet.com

It’s summertime. A time for rolling down hills, playing in sandboxes, swinging to new heights and jumping into lakes. So much fun for everyone. No matter what age, most of us can’t wait to play. There are mountains to climb, sand castles to be built and meadows to explore.

All of these exuberant activities keep us a young at heart and provide ample opportunities for bumps, bruises, scrapes, burns, cuts, blisters, stings and so much more. It’s a wonder we actually keep going back for more! But we’re humans with natural curiosities to indulge.

Well, if we’re going to indulge ourselves, we might as well be prepared.

Thanks to the folks at Influenster I recently received a complimentary Neosporin Neo To Go! in my TLCVoxBox for product testing and review. I decided it was an excellent time to redo/update my First Aid Kit. I thought perhaps other people might have use of the useful list I put together as well.

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July Update & Parent Time Alone

Mommy and Daddy Timeouts: Things to do alone, Things to do together & Ways to get it done!

Summer vacation is already over in the Huddle household for our youngest, Megan. She started band camp on July 14th, was ready to quit on July 15th and was good as new on the 16th. Band camp lasts one more week and then there are endless evening and weekend practices, performances, contests.

Last week I did a guest post on A TIPical Day. I wrote about the importance of Mommy & Daddy Timeouts. Things to do alone, together and how to make it happen. I hope you’ll give it a visit!

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Mental Illness: How My Family Helps

Supporting the Mentally Ill Part 4

I’m wrapping up the Mental Illness series for loved ones with my story. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the strong support of my mom and my husband.

I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again… My mom is my rock and my husband is my anchor. I can easily hold onto my mom when things get rough. She is steady, understanding and pretty tough. My husband reels me back in when I’m starting to get out there. He’s dependable, generous, and capable.

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Mental Illness: The Role of the Caretaker

Supporting the Mentally Ill Part 2

Last week I started a four part series on mental illness. Rather than focus on the person with a mental illness, I’ve chosen to focus on the families and friends or rather, the support team. As a person with a mental illness, I’ve been extremely lucky to have a few amazing people in my life.

I’m going to give my mom and husband a shout out. My mom is my rock – never moving, always there to cling to when times get rough. My husband is my anchor, keeping me from getting too “out there.” I am very aware that I can be a challenge for them. I have a crazy sleep schedule. I go from be very friendly to paranoid. I can rotate from crying to aggression to laughing to crying again in the space of 30 minutes. While those things are hard on me, they are just as hard on my loved ones.

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Mental Illness: What to say and not to say to a loved one

Supporting the Mentally Ill Part 3

Figuring out what to say to someone with ANY disease is difficult. Some diseases are even harder. Say the wrong thing and you can hurt someone you care a great deal about it. The fact that you are taking the time to research how to deal with a loved one’s mental illness says a great deal about you.

There are a number of statements that are ignorant, careless and just plain cruel. I’ve narrowed the list to ten of the most common. After the negative list is a positive list.

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