Almost every single person who is diagnosed with a chronic illness is forced to give up something. And if we are to be deeply honest, it is usually a bucket filled with somethings. It sucks, there is no other way around it. But, this doesn’t mean that our lives are not worth just as much as they were before, things are just different.
Sometimes we are forced to give up something after our diagnosis and sometimes we choose to give up things that we believe will make a positive impact in our lives.
So, my question for the week is, What is one thing that YOU have chosen to give up that has had a positive impact on your life?
Raising a family of 6 on a budget, I understand the stress that Christmas can create, a time when we feel the urge to overdo everything: gifts, parties, meals, and decorations. Of course, all of these activities and preparations cost money and can distract everyone from the real reason for the season.
Hello wonderful humans, I hope today is treating you well.
My question for you this week is a simple one. Although I try to keep things upbeat, I have learned that one of the ways to heal to the best of our ability is to accept the present situation and go from there.
So, my question for you today is, If you were given the chance to do ONE THING that you are no longer are able to do, what would it be, and have you found a suitable replacement?
I know for many of us, how we can spend our perfect day may have changed over the years. Even if the activities that we can participate in have changed, we can still enjoy OUR lives to the fullest, especially when we are having a good day! So my friends, my question for you this week is, “Describe how you would spend your perfect day?”
~ Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment. I hope today is treating you well.
Change, such a small word with so many connotations, and a word that those of us with chronic illness can relate to on many levels. Yes, change is a part of life no matter who you are, and lately all of us have been going through at least some minimal changes in our daily lives.
My question for you this week is, “What is one way that your life has changed since the pandemic started and has this change had a positive or negative impact on your living situation?”
~ Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by and and respond to this week’s question. Please know that I am praying for all of you and I wish the very best for each and every one of you.
There are many of us who are blessed to find ourselves with extra time on our hands. So, my question for this week is, “What is a favorite audiobook, YouTube channel or podcast that you have been enjoying listening to and what makes it so special?”
` Thank you for taking the time to respond! Wishing each of you health, safety, and blessings beyond your wildest imaginations.
The book I am happily reviewing today is, Sir Chocolate and Fondant Five story and cookbook written by Robbie and Michael Cheadle. This book was sent to me free of charge, but the review is completely my own.
As I was reviewing the book, I could easily visualize myself reading it to my children when they were younger. One of my greatest joys has always been to read daily to my kiddos and something I continue to do with my two youngest. Although this book is for younger children then my own, this is one that my kids would have thoughly enjoyed.
Each page of the book has a colorful photo with animals created out of fondant, which I found to make the photos all the more impressive. The rhyming story has a nice flow that draws children in, much like a Dr. Suess book. At the end of the book there are recipes that you can create with your children which would have been a huge hit in my household. In fact, if I was purchasing this book to read to my kids, I would pick a recipe at the back before reading the book and then surprise them with baking session at the end.
What immediately struck me after I finished reading Sir Chocolate was how it could be used as a stepping stone for further learning activities. While your kids are waiting for the goodies to bake, you could get out playdough, or make some yourself, and have them try to create some of the animals they saw on the pages of the book. Hey, if you are really brave, you can try to create animals out of fondant just like the photos and even learn about how fondant is used. You could also have your children choose their favoritie animal that appeared on one of the pages of the book and spend some time learning about it.
This book is a big win for parents with children around 10 and under, but I am sure my teens will enjoy making the recipes.
~ please note this book was written in the UK so the recipes are written using the metric system. So hey, you are in the US you are also getting a math lesson with your kiddos! Bonus. 🙂